Tuesday, November 5, 2013

{Review} The Storm Protocol by Iain Cosgrove

ASIN #: B00BM17C8Y
File Size: 887 KB
Page Count: 438
Copyright: February 26, 2013
Publisher: Iain Cosgrove

Book Summary:
(Taken from Goodreads)

Imagine creating the perfect drug; all of the highs with none of the lows. No side effects, no painful physical withdrawal, no drawbacks.

Or are there ...

Deep in the Louisiana bayou, Thomas Eugene O'Neill a.k.a. The Street, an Irish immigrant mob enforcer, waits patiently with his gun amidst the sweltering heat of a southern storm. His employers, Italian American drug lords Guido and Ernesto Mancini, have a guaranteed formula to create the perfect narcotic and Thomas knows too much.

But he is not alone.

Detective Charles Roussel, ex hot-shot city lawyer turned small town Louisiana lawman, is investigating a strange case at the old plantation house he used to call home. He gets drawn inexorably to Ireland, as all his research begins to guide him to the same inevitable destination; Cork.

Agent Dale Foster, unorthodox New York DEA agent and victim of one too many bogus leads, hears murmurs of the next big thing; a drug without equal. The whisperings lead him to one last tumultuous confrontation with his superiors, who compel him to take an enforced vacation. As his plane lands in Ireland, and he follows the trail of rumours to Cork, he knows his professional instincts are leading him to the biggest bust of his life, or ending his career forever.

For Thomas, the middle-aged hit man, all roads seem to lead back to Cork; the city of his birth and the ghosts of his past.

He has plenty of questions and needs some answers, and all the while the words echo in his head.

'Be careful what you wish for!'

Kathy's Review:

This is not my genre of choice. I thought the book was extremely well written, but suffered from two flaws as far as I was concerned: first, too many characters to keep track of, and second, too long. I also found the shifting POV to be a bit confusing.

If you like gunfire, explosions and plenty of action, then this book will be right up your alley. Think Tom Clancy, James Patterson and the like. For me, it was entertaining but like I said, a bit confusing at times with the POV shifts. I would have preferred a focus on 2-3 characters, with a first person POV section for each, and then the other characters receiving minor mention. I think the story would have been considerably easier to follow.

*An ecopy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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