Title: Devil Wind: A Sammy Greene Thriller
Authors: Deborah Shlian and Linda Reid
This is another book I received via Book Rooster in order to review it.
Devil Wind takes place in Los Angles, in December 1999. The Santa Ana winds are pushing wildfires closer and closer to the city, adding to the chaos and stress caused by the fears of the looming possibility of a Y2K disaster. Progressive late night radio talk show host Sammy Greene is new to LA, having moved from the East Coast. In her quest to draw attention to the forgotten people of the city, she finds herself caught up in a web of murder, terrorist plots, and her own past.
This book had the potential to be a great thriller; but the authors included way too many elements commonly found in thriller novels, murder, spies, terrorism, medical drama, wildfires, prostitution, theft, estranged love ones, the list goes on and on. The
giant pile plethora of elements adds to the confusion already caused by the story’s frequent jumps between characters and constant introduction of new plot twists and stories. It makes the story both unbelievable and hard to follow.
P.S. I have absolutely no idea what is up with the text/background color on this post. We’ll just call it a tech fail and move on.