Storm Front by Richard Castle
A little over a year ago, Castle (or whom ever writes these) brought Derrick Storm back from the dead in a series of ebook novellas. Thismis the first full length book in the return of Derrick Storm. I could easily see this series continuing and kind of hope it gets better. I was really excited to read this since I really enjoyed all three novellas.
This book is all about the return of Derrick Storm's old enemy, Gregor Volkov. Volkov is out to crush the economy and become a powerful force. Storm is sent all over the world trying to thwart his evil plans, and as interesting as this sounds I was bored.
Derrick Storm is an agent of the CIA, so there is a lot of potential for spy games, espionage, and other James Bond like pursuits.There is some of that but not nearly as much as I expected. A lot of this book was nothing but down time and I really felt my attention waver. I think if I wasn't listening to this in audio I wouldn't have finished it. The beginning really didn't grab me right away, and then the middle of the book just dragged. I realize the writer has to establish a character that has fictionally existed for years, but really this is the first time we the readers have ever been exposed to him.
That is really the only reason I think I kept going. It is a difficult task to describe and establish a character as the story progresses. I was interested to learn more about Derrick Storm and really wanted to give this book a chance. My hope is that since there is a full length novel out, the next book in the series (if there is a next book) focuses more on the plot and we can get some more action. The only other complaint I have with this book is the name of the female lead character. This book tried so hard to feel like a James Bond novel that they had a female agent with a ridiculous name. The constant repetition of this was tedious and really annoying.
Before I ramble on anymore, let me just sum this up by saying I wasn't impressed. With how much I liked the Storm novellas I expected a lot more from this book. I like the Nikki Heat series better than this one unless there is a future Derrick Storm book that blows me away. Worth the read if you are a die hard Castle fan, but I was mostly bored.
Since I am new to blogging I haven't added video to my blog before and I want to try it. This one is to good not to include. Here is a promo video for the show. It is funny and I laugh every time I see it. I think this is a great way to end this post, and I get to broaden my blog skills.