Eyewall

Eyewall

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by H.W. Buzz Bernard
     
 

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No one was aware of the storm's sudden force.

Not the Hurricane Hunter crew trapped in its center.

Not the family marooned on a resort island while searching for their missing teen.

A deadly Category Five hurricane has never hit the Georgia coast in modern times.

Until now.

"You can't put it down." - Jack Williams, science author and founding weather

Overview

No one was aware of the storm's sudden force.

Not the Hurricane Hunter crew trapped in its center.

Not the family marooned on a resort island while searching for their missing teen.

A deadly Category Five hurricane has never hit the Georgia coast in modern times.

Until now.

"You can't put it down." - Jack Williams, science author and founding weather editor at USA Today

"A one-sitting, white-knuckle read." -Vicki Hinze, award-winning author of Deadly Ties

"An angry hurricane collides with the frailty and heroism of human nature...exciting and emotional." -Michael Buchanan, co-author and screenwriter of The Fat Boy Chronicles and Micah's Child

"An edge-of-the-seat, action read of the finest quality." -Elizabeth Sinclair, author of Hawks Mountain

St. Simons Island, Georgia, has never been hit by a Category 5 hurricane. Until now. No one predicted the storm's sudden force. A crippled Air Force recon plane, trapped in the eye of a violent hurricane. An outspoken tropical weather forecaster, fired from his network TV job before he can issue a warning: the storm is changing course and intensifying. A desperate family searching for a runaway daughter on Georgia's posh St. Simons Island, cut off from escape as the hurricane roars toward them. A marriage on the rocks; an unrequited sexual attraction; a May-December romance. All will be swept up by the monster storm. Get ready for a white-knuckle adventure.

H.W. "Buzz" Bernard is a retired meteorologist who worked for thirteen years at the Atlanta-based Weather Channel. He considers St. Simons Island his second home. Visit him at www.buzzbernard.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611940015
Publisher:
BelleBooks
Publication date:
04/15/2011
Pages:
226
Sales rank:
1,083,852
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

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Eyewall 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous 7 months ago
A waste of time. Ridiculous situations, poor plotting, the dialog was stilted and writers personal position on God had no bearing on the story whatsoever...Save your money and buy Rogue Wave, it's a page turner of similar genre. Jp
JOYFULJEL More than 1 year ago
This book is fast paced and thrilling. Bernard delves into the lives of different characters and how Hurricane Janet affects them. Besides seeing how Janet rips up St. Simons Island, you see how it rips this group of characters lives up. This is a fascinating and fast-paced book. You'll want to keep turning the pages to see who survives. There are harrowing moments and tender scenes that I was pleasantly surprised to find. Bernard puts the reader right into the heart of the hurricane. I think you'll be glad you read this book. I did receive a copy of this book from the author to review and I'm glad I did. I would have hated to miss the adventure.
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
An eyewall, better known as nature's nightmare, is the engine room of a hurricane - a circular wall of massive clouds and brutal squalls. - Captain Karlyn Hill, aboard the Air Force Hurricane Hunter What people expect of their weather forecasters is a simple yes or no to the type of weather that they call for. They want to know if it's going to rain or isn't it? Are we going to get a foot of snow or not? Is the hurricane going to hit here or there? No one is infallible. Nobody in the weather business is. The fact is, their never certain, which is why they think in terms of probabilities. That's the only honest way to forecast. But the public won't stand for it. They think of it as a cop out. - Dr. Nicholas Obermeyer, meteorologist at the Natural Environment Center, formerly the Weather Channel. Danger looms in the dark clouds over the small island community of St. Simons Island, just off the southern coast of Georgia. It's been more than a hundred years since a hurricane has impacted this area, so when Hurricane Janet is predicted as a category one hurricane, some of the residents are less than excited at the prospect of leaving over the Labor Day weekend. So when Trish and Alan Grant, hear the winds pick up and the rain begin to fall, she questions whether they should leave the island. Upon waking their children Lee and Sandy up for breakfast, they learn that Sandy has left with a boy she met on the internet. Not knowing anything about him, the family leaves in search of her while the hurricane grows near. Until the Air Force Hurricane Hunter, can report back the precise readings from Hurricane Janet, the weather centers will only report what they can learn from Doppler radar and ground tracking systems. It isn't until they begin to reach the outer bands of Janet, that they will learn the ugly dark secrets she is keeping behind her black and cloudy storms clouds. What they will learn will put all of their lives in danger and in for the ride of their lives. In the suspense thriller, Eyewall by H.W. "Buzz" Bernard, the reader will be left hanging on every word as they turn the pages faster and faster. You will NOT be able to put this one down until the very end. Taking The Perfect Storm and The Day After Tomorrow, you will be left with the biggest hurricane to ever hit the eastern coast, reviling Katrina and Andrew as younger siblings. This is an edge of your seat, thrill ride that will keep you up long past your need for sleep just to see it through the end. I received this book compliments of Pump Up Your Book Tours and Bell Bridge Books for my honest review and would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves great disaster stories with a twist. The characters are believable and true-to-life and you won't be disappointed. This one rates a 5 out of 5 stars and would LOVE to see this one come to life on the big screen.
writestuffAA 5 months ago
Bought this on a lark and am really glad I did. A few points at the end felt a little contrived but overall, a quick, exciting read. I"ll definitely check out some more of this author's work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading EYEWALL, I had to reevaluate my evacuation route from St. Simons Island. Myhouse was under 30 feet of water in the book. Gators, snakes, pets, etc. all floating around. Scary stuff! JeanieL
mommybooknerd More than 1 year ago
A thriller at it's best...suspense, quick and intense. Characters you care for and are rooting for...always wondering what is next to come...
nle1 More than 1 year ago
When you fly a Hurricane Hunter, somewhere deep in your soul you have a death wish. As do all of your crew. The crew flying with Maj. Arlen Walker had no idea what they would be flying into that day. No one did except one weather forecaster no one would listen to. Walker had gone to a carnival the day before and the palm-reader told him "This does not end well." Maybe it was a trick, maybe she knew but she nailed it either way. The Hurricane named Janet was only barely a category one, not worth the trouble except they had to go to the eye and see what they could see. While they were getting ready to fly, Alan Grant has just discovered his teenage daughter snuck out the night before. The weather on St. Simons Island, Georgia is getting a bit unsettled and now he has to go out and search for Sandy. Always in charge Alan makes a really bad decision. He leaves wife and son while he goes off in search of daughter. This does not allow them enough time. While these two stories are melding together, you will be sitting on the edge of your sofa/chair/hammock. I had no idea the math of hurricanes and not sure I want to know now, but I do. This book tells it like it is and the hurricane in it was a real hurricane, just many years ago. Read up on Janet and why the name was retired. A great job of writing, teaching and scaring, Mr. Bernard. Congratulations!
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SEA44 More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books I have read in months, they story is will written, the characters are great and the author has broke down storm terms for everyone to understate, I can't wait for Mr Bernard's next novel
DebR97 More than 1 year ago
This book was courtesy of Bell Bridge Books and NetGalley. St. Simons Island, Georgia, has never been hit by a Category 5 hurricane. Until now. No one predicted the storm's sudden force. A crippled Air Force recon plane, trapped in the eye of a violent hurricane. An outspoken tropical weather forecaster, fired from his network TV job before he can issue a warning: the storm is changing course and intensifying. A desperate family searching for a runaway daughter on Georgia's posh St. Simons Island, cut off from escape as the hurricane roars toward them. A marriage on the rocks; an unrequited sexual attraction; a May-December romance. All will be swept up by the monster storm. Get ready for a white-knuckle adventure. This is a must read book! I got started and could not put it down until I was done! Having lived in the south all my life and having been thru several hurricanes and losing two homes to hurricanes in my life this book was a very interesting and emotional read for me. The book is very well written with very good character development. I was especially intrigued by how the author brought all of the characters together who otherwise would have never known each other. By the time I finished reading the book I kept having to remind myself that it really was fiction, the author did such a wonderful job of making the story believable and realistic. As a side note the authors bio is a very interesting read too!!
harstan More than 1 year ago
Hurricane Janet is predicted to be a category one when it hits the Georgia coast and barrier islands like St. Simons Island over the Labor Day weekend. Still though St. Simons has not felt the fury of a major hurricane in ages, officials suggest people leave for the mainland though many remain on the island. Trish and Alan Grant decide to leave when the weather begins to turn ugly. However, one of their two children fifteen years old Sandy is missing; apparently meeting a boy she met on the internet. With their eight years old son Lee they search for their daughter. At the same time Air Force Hurricane Hunters Major Arlen Walker and Captain Karlyn Hill send back data from the Eyewall of the storm while they and the rest of the crew feel like The Charge of the Light Brigade; the Hurricane Center believes Janet is a category one. However, the new information may be too late to prevent a Katrina like disaster. With a nod to Karen Harper's Hurricane and 1992's Andrew, retired Weather Channel meteorologist H.W. "Buzz" Bernard provides a tense thriller as a Catastrophic storm assaults the Georgia coast. Hurricane Janet is seen though the eyes of the Grant family battered and trapped on a resort island though the daughter angle is a bit overly melodramatic and the air force crew caught inside the Eyewall. Exciting from the moment the cast realizes this is not the predicted Minimal Category 1, readers will root for the heroic men and women (and hiss at Walker's incredulous cartoonish spouse), but the story line is owned by Janet. Harriet Klausner
JoyAnneTN More than 1 year ago
Just finished Eyewall and found it to be an excellent thriller. This book has suspense and one of the most devastating disasters, his writing style is one that leaves you with an understanding of exactly what the characters are going through. A strong plot, his build up is awesome, you feel the adrenaline racing as you turn page after page! Thankfully, the technical details were kept to a minimum but gives the reader enough to understand without getting bored. Air Force Hurrican Hunter brings information to the weather service that will put all their lives in danger. This is an awesome book, I give it 5 stars. I received an e-copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.