Snow Stormby Mike Alger
He smiled. “Kidnapping? Naw… you don’t have to worry about that. Oy’m not here to kidnap you. “Oy’m here to kill you.” You ever had one of those days? You know the kind. You wake up one morning, and all of a sudden an internationally feared assassin wants you dead? I hate it when that happens. And what do you do when the
He smiled. “Kidnapping? Naw… you don’t have to worry about that. Oy’m not here to kidnap you. “Oy’m here to kill you.” You ever had one of those days? You know the kind. You wake up one morning, and all of a sudden an internationally feared assassin wants you dead? I hate it when that happens. And what do you do when the forecast for your friendly neighborhood TV weatherman looks like murder? KRGX meteorologist Greg O’Brien is having one of those days. He just hopes it’s not his last.
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Greg O'Brien, well-known TV meteorologist and the main character of Mike Alger's novel, Snow Storm, has a problem. Someone is trying to kill him and he doesn't know why. Here's a clue: The title of the novel, Snow Storm is a double entendre for the hero's winter weather forecasts as well as the street name for that illegal white powder that some people delight in sniffing up their noses. Alger's Snow Storm is a fast-paced, action-packed read that will keep you turning the pages and wishing you could read faster. Not only is Snow Storm extremely well written and the plot well-crafted, but the main character, Greg O'Brien has a quick tongue and a sense of humor that provides the reader with just enough comic relief to balance the thrill-a-minute action as events unfold in the story. Five stars and two thumbs up for Mike Alger's Snow Storm. Oh, and along the way, you'll learn a bit about weather forcasting as a bonus. It's a terrific read!
What a romp! Mike Alger has written a fun and fast paced novel with an extremely likeable central character. Greg O¿Brien, local meteorologist extraordinaire, gets unwittingly pulled into the nasty web of a diabolical drug lord, and goes eyeball to eyeball with a quirky assassin as a result. Fortune shines on Mr. O¿Brien however, as he is able to slip through the would-be killer¿s clutches time and again. While trying to stay alive, he¿s also trying to solve the riddle as to how he got into such a mess in the first place! Snow Storm is well plotted, with interesting characters, and believable dialogue. Greg O¿Brien, our reluctant hero, is a family man who loves his wife and adores his children. He doesn¿t swear, and he goes to church. How refreshing! We can¿t help but worry what¿s next for our humble meteorologist, but Greg does have some help, thank goodness. This book is a wild ride from start to finish, and Mike Alger has done a terrific job. Let¿s hope he keeps writing, a Greg O¿Brien series of books would be great!
What an excellant first book, with a fast paced plot and excitingly scary scenes. Best if read during the heavy winter snows we will getting this year. Involving the technologies of meteorology and other topics was very appropriate to the story's overall believing qualities. I couldn't put the book down.
After I met the author, Mike Alger, and had him sign my copy, I couldn't wait to start reading "Snow Storm." It did not disappoint! It is obvious he is a family man with moral integrity. There was not one word in the book that his own children could not read, but he got his point across. His self-depreciating humor endears him to us, and I enjoy watching his weather forecasts and reading his column in the Reno Gazette-Journal. I loved all the familiar references to the Reno-Tahoe area. A great first book, I look forward to more from Mr. Alger. His family should be proud!
This book is a real "page turner". The hero is so likeable and real and is repeatedly rescued by his own clumsiness. Its great fun to see how he gets out of each harrowing situation in which he finds himself - often with embarrassing results! I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys mysteries. I also liked the fact that the hero was madly in love with his wife and family.
Snow Storm was a kick! We both read it very quickly ¿ didn¿t want to put it down and competed for who got it at night! Snow Storm is fun, captivating, imaginative and well-written. We both appreciated that the author didn¿t seem to take himself or this book too seriously; the leading man (Greg O'Brien)is not so heroic that he becomes larger than life. His ability to mess up and then poke fun at himself before rallying to victory make him very likeable and enjoyable to follow. And the author¿s knowledge of locale and experience as a weather man make his characters very believable ¿ I felt like O'Brien could have been the guy living next door. Big kudos to Mike Alger for this first book ¿ it¿s a winner and we hope he writes many more! Heidi & Don Myers