Item description for Eye of the Storm by James A. Forrest...
'In, EYE OF THE STORM, James A. Forrest proves he has a passion for Florida, and an understanding of this crazy state's quirks. This is a writer to watch." Randy Wayne White In the Eye of the Storm, charter Captain Jack Foster tries to live a simple life and leave his past as a cold case investigator behind him, but when he finds the body of his friend Capt. Tom in the mangroves it's not that easy. When Capt. Tom's killers learn of Jack's interest in the investigation they decide to take care of him and his daughter, Katelyn, before they are discovered. While defending against attack, trying to figure out clues, and protecting his daughter, massive Hurricane Lynn churns in the Gulf of Mexico and is bearing down on them. Out numbered and out gunned, will Jack be able to solve the murder and evade the wrath of Mother Nature or are his and Katelyn's fates sealed like Capt. Tom's?
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date May 29, 2007
Publisher The Peppertree Press
ISBN 1934246506 ISBN13 9781934246504
Availability 143 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 25, 2016 05:22.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Eye of the Storm?
A Shame May 23, 2008
I am an avid reader of Florida and Caribbean humor, crime, thriller, adventure, suspense, and procedural books. I have read everything written by Dave Barry, Tom Corcoran, Tim Dorsey, William Freeman, John Grippando, James W. Hall, Carl Hiaasen, Jonathon King, John Leslie, John Lutz, John A. Miller, Bob Morris, Barbara Parker, Thomas Sanchez, Laurence Shames, Les Standiford, Robert Tacoma, Randy Wayne White, and Charles Willeford. Imagine my thrill when I found a new author, James A. Forrest's Eye of the Storm. I really wanted to like this book. The premise was great. What could be better than a retired detective who was now a boater and a Florida hurricane on the horizon. Wow.
What a huge disappointment. By the time I reached page 58, I was bleary eyed from so many grammatical errors and so many silly cliches I couldn't go on. The book now resides in my trash can. "Jack hopped up on the poling platform.....He hopped down and made his way to the front deck." Come on James. Detectives climb, jump, or step up--they do not hop. Bunny rabbits hop.
It's a shame the publisher did not have this book copy edited. It was desperately needed. Mr. Forrest gets one star for trying, but that's all. Try another one James, but be sure it gets copy edited.
Very fun read... Apr 25, 2008
Well written with a fun plot that keeps you turning pages right to the end. Anyone who knows the gulfcoast of Florida will definitely recognize the setting as authentic. Great first book and I am looking forward to the next one. J.S.
Eye of the Storm Apr 17, 2008
ThE author captured the essence of a Florida hurricane having been here since Hurricane Donna brushed the eastern side of Sarasota back in 1960. A fast, enjoyable read, with much of the content more real than fiction. Look forward to the next which I trust will be one of many in a continuing series. His characters come to life early on and stay true to character throughout.
Excellent first effort Feb 20, 2008
There is a lot to like about Eye of the Storm. James Forrest has created a realistic background out of enduring a hurricane that will resonate with Floridians. To this, he adds a captivating crime thriller that draws from his experience in law enforcement. The result is an entertaining novel that begs to be finished in just a few sittings. This book will appeal to fans of Carl Hiassen and Randy White. I look forward to seeing Jack Foster in another adventure.
Eye of the Storm ~ right on target Nov 22, 2007
James A. Forrest ~ you captured the attention of the reader with intrigue and held it with sprinkles of South Florida. A really great first book and I look forward to your next! Bill Baker, Bradenton, Florida