Huuuuuuuuuuuuuoooouuuaaaaaaahaaa, my longest yawn ever. Storm Runners
is not my first foray into TJP’s books, so I know he knows the craft, however had this been my first Parker book, I would hesitate to pick up another.
Elementary plotting with silly premise, a local TV female meteorologist who collects rivers and experiments in her free time by developing a formula started by her grandfather to make it rain more therefore provide more precious water for southern California; and former San Diego detective (now security and sort of PI) who was injured and lost his wife and son to a bomb ordered by gangbanger head and former high school friend. The characters were incomplete, ineffective and elicited no sympathy from me. And the simply boring dialogue such as “I forgot about your jaw. Sorry. But I won’t forget that kiss as long as I live.” Something I would have written in my diary when I was 16, word for word perhaps. Many lines such as this and I grew sleepy. Huuuuuuuuuuuuuoooouuuaaaaaaahaaa, another one.
Hard to believe this book is written by the same writer as The Fallen
which I gave a solid four stars and edged into five.
Would write more about my wasting time on reading this book, but wasted too much time as it is. Disappointed, very disappointed but not finished with T. Jeff Parker. I know he knows how to entertain me, so he’s not off my list and his books will remain on my shelf.Note:
Last night before writing review, gave it three stars. After review, decided it was, to me, just a two star; it was ok but again, glad it was not my first Parker book.