The Wind Guardian: A Thriller Kindle Edition
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-Lt. Colonel Rick Francona, CNN & NBC Military Analyst-
The Wind Guardian paints a chilling picture of a potentially devastating attack on the US. The premise is frighteningly realistic and is very accurate in portraying our vulnerabilities.
-Harry "Skip" Brandon, FBI Deputy Assistant Director (ret.) Counter-Terrorism-
Frank Scozzari has written a fast-paced thriller novel that brings to life the ultimate threats facing our country... A must read that should keep our Homeland Security prepared for the ultimate 'Dirty Bomb.'
-Major General (ret.) Paul Vallely, Senior Military Analyst for FOX News-
A real, riveting page-turner. It is so real that it should serve as a warning to the Department of Homeland Security. If you like Tom Clancy, you will love The Wind Guardian.
-Richard Miniter, New York Times Bestselling Author-
'The Wind Guardian' is a powerful novel that accurately and incisively destroys the myth that American power plants are safe from terrorist attack.
-John Loftus, Pulitzer Prize Nominee-
Scozzari's 'The Wind Guardian' is a fascinating tale about the threats and dangers that come together when modern terrorism meets nuclear power. I couldn't put this book down... every word--so true and terrifying.
-Philip Smucker, Investigative Journalist and Documentary Film Maker-
It can happen here--a nuclear power plant can be struck by terrorists with devastating consequences--The Wind Guardian chronicles what may inevitably occur with these pre-deployed weapons of mass destruction...
-Karl Grossman, Award-winning Investigative Journalist-
- Publication date : November 1, 2015
- File size : 477 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 551 pages
- ASIN : B017HFIIY0
- Publisher : Creativia; 3rd edition (November 1, 2015)
- Language: : English
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #931,595 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The author’s thorough research and considerable skill and talent lend the story a tremendous sense of veracity. Sufficient technical details are presented to craft a compelling and frightening thriller, without bogging down the story with incomprehensible technical jargon. The author presents a convincing description of security operations in a nuclear power plant, as well as the mindsets of fanatical terrorists.
The characters are three-dimensional with complex interrelationships and individuality. The plot is simple but devious and thoroughly credible, as are the Herculean efforts required to thwart it. The story interweaves an interesting romantic story and various inner conflicts into an exciting thriller. Overall, a compelling story that isn’t easy to put down or to forget.
Believe me, there is absolutely no reason to read this book!
Scozzari's knowledge of nuclear power protocol, firearms, and the area involved brings reality into the pages of this action-packed thrill ride. Memorable characters such as Cameron and Grace remind us that even the weakest of us have the strength to fight in an emergency. If you like action and suspense, I highly recommend The Wind Guardian.
This is a fast-paced, emotive thriller about two unsuspecting security guards faced with a real-life terrorist attack while on the job. The story is intense and feels uncannily real! I hung on every word, literally biting my nails at times...Unlike many thrillers that give us a sense of removed danger, this book drives home the fact that these sort of occurrences are possible and likely. Terrifying!
The author has this amazing ability to connect the reader to his characters, and the fear and emotions were so raw and natural, I felt like I was right there in the scene (which was frightening but awesome!).
The author's writing is top notch, flowing smoothly, building tension at every twist and turn. This is a powerful book that will affect readers and keep them up late into the night reading!
I'm becoming quite a fan of Frank Scozzari, and I can't wait to see what he writes next!!!
Like with his last book, this one is definitely at the top of my list for best reads in 2015!!!
Undoubtedly a 5-star thriller!
These days, the nuclear plant is a spit-and-polished, perfectly calibrated system, seemingly impenetrable. What hasn't changed, and what worries us so much more now, is terrorism. Whether you prefer foreign or domestic terrorists, the lone wolf C4 laden man-bomb, or the team of idiots - you have all of them in The Wind Guardian.
In this irresistible page-turner, you get to know the buttoned up, tight as a drum boss, the no-nonsense "do your job" drone, the habitually late guy, the horny female who wants to just "do it" in the most dangerous place on the planet. You don't want to know the snipers who are simply waiting for the right moment to plant ammo into someone, or the IT's who can hack into anything that doesn’t breathe.
The cherry on the sundae is Scozzari's ability to read and convey the range of emotions of his characters, from casual to near paranoid; as well as the meaning they attach to being so close to the Power Source, from humdrum to something akin to spiritual ecstasy. It is a brilliant read.
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But two guards, engaged in a somewhat minor infraction of the Plant’s regulations, have inadvertently escaped the slaughter of the plant’s workforce. The heart-in-mouth question then becomes, will they have the skills, the luck, the courage and the time, all the while pursued by an armed and determined killer, to halt the nuclear fallout that will waft its way on the wind along the Californian coast? Scozzari’s frightening concept has all the hallmarks of a best seller and, with his excellent writing skills, he delivers a throat-clutching ride.
Part of the novel’s fascination is the detailed and expert description of all aspects of the nuclear plant’s architecture, layout, machinery, staffing, staffing rotas, and training programmes for guards. Scozzari has obviously done a tremendous amount of research into his subject and, in his enthusiasm, his explanations are sometimes as technical as the plans and manuals he occasionally refers to. Yet, despite the fact that there are parts of the book that are almost textbook in style and which, in another writer’s hands may well have become tedious, Scozzari’s literary skills allow him to infuse the raw data with a persistent undercurrent of menace. This not only holds the reader’s attention but gives him an important understanding of the plant’s environment that will later allow him to empathise with the problems faced by the two protagonists, and to hurtle along with them through the huge and alien complex in which the story climaxes.
The final quarter of the book is an action-packed, gut-churning ride, and while I was a bit disappointed at the abrupt ending which leaves some questions unanswered, I have to say that for fans of thrillers and techno-thrillers, The Wind Guardian is an exciting and compelling read.
I really enjoyed this book, the story was intricate and amazing. The love interest between Cameron and Grace was endearing and exciting. The interaction between the terrorist was eye opening and really enriched the story giving it a completely three dimensional feel. I consider this book to be an amazing piece of work, which touches some sensitive issues in a thoughtful and entertaining way.
In the meantime, two love birds run around the power plant looking for a place to copulate and we get regaled by the history of a Native American tribe and instructed in the workings of a nuclear facility.
The action, such as it is, is over quite quickly. In fact, by the time the two terrorists arrive everybody who poses a threat is already dead and all they have to do is plant some explosives and leave. Frankly, I didn't understand what they were doing in the story at all.
The remainder of the book is taken up by one of the lovebirds racing around in a jeep looking for the other one after they get separated when the shooting starts.
The book is written well enough but a few words and phrases jar. One of the main things that got me was when the Sniper pulled the trigger and the gun "jumped unexpectedly". Unexpectedly?? Also, when the jeep is being driven crazily around, the gas pedal is pushed harder so many times you begin to wonder how long the damn thing is! Anyway, a bit of tightening up might not come amiss - a bit less of the Native American history, a bit less of the lovers racing around, a bit more action and a decent resolution. Not to my taste I guess.
There are a number of typos/grammatical errors, although it doesn't really affect the story flow, it was irritating; proofreading seems to be a dying art with many Kindle books.
I look forward to trying something else with this author.