Derrick Storm #1
Published May 2012 by Hyperion
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Genre: Adult Crime Thriller
Series: 1. A Brewing Storm* 2. A Raging Storm 3. A Bloody Storm
Rating: Liked It
Part One of the Derrick Storm trilogy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Richard Castle, available exclusively as an eBook short.
When Derrick Storm needed to leave the CIA, he couldn’t just retire. He had to fake his own death. So when his former boss calls in an old favor that will bring Storm out of early retirement and back to Washington to investigate a high-profile kidnapping, he knows there must be more at stake than the life of a senator’s son. Working alongside, but not exactly with, bombshell FBI investigator April Showers, Storm must make sense of a confusing flurry of ransom notes and a complicated web of personal relationships and international politics. He’ll get to the bottom of the kidnapping, but the storm is still brewing . . .(Source: Goodreads)
I’m a sucker, I know. I love Castle, so I’ll give everything they pump out a try. Derrick Storm is brought in either because he is the best or to take the fall for something big. The answer to this is still out. But the Senator’s son is missing and there have been two types of ransom letters. This definitely gets your detective hat twisted sideways trying to beat Storm to reason. The primary suspect is a disgruntled contributor. But I also suspected the wife, the son’s fiance, the missing son, the Senator and maybe even the CIA. I like to keep my options open. Derrick Storm is not a company man and the kind of guy I like to follow on a thriller. There many be some romantic potential with April Showers in the future. She is smart, but definitely could learn a bit from the harden veteran. This nugget of a thriller was perfect for satisfying my need for the chase.
Derrick Storm is a nice addition to the Castle franchise.