Storm from the South

Storm from the South

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by Peter G. Bailey

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One line synopsis:- Private morality triumphs over international inertia and bigotry.

One-paragraph synopsis:- Two journalists and an errant scientist collide with international religious terrorism that no government will admit exists.  See more details below


One line synopsis:- Private morality triumphs over international inertia and bigotry.

One-paragraph synopsis:- Two journalists and an errant scientist collide with international religious terrorism that no government will admit exists.

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Storm from the South 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Storm from the South is another in a long line of novels written by Peter G. Bailey. This British novelist has published a string of novels in the last few years in genres ranging from women’s fiction, international thrillers, to science fiction. Bailey is adept at writing international terrorist suspense thrillers and this is another example. He again takes readers on a suspenseful journey across the globe from London to New York and Tokyo. Add a nuclear explosion that destroys a convoy carrying illegally acquired ICBMs making its way from Russia to Afghanistan. When no one takes responsibility for the attack but everyone wanting it done, there too many unanswered questions and too many possible suspects. Bailey’s voice is clear and uniquely creative adding his own spin on a well-worn plot. This 269-page novel is broken down into 10 chapters as Bailey writes his own version of this familiar storyline. This plot has been done to death in my opinion, as so many find it easy to take advantage of the opportunities that war and civil unrest in the Middle East and North Africa provide to make socio-political commentary. It’s hard to go to the movies or a bookstore without tripping over a plotline like this one, nowadays, so it is nothing short of brave to try to put a unique spin on it. Bailey does a satisfactory job. There are a number of errors that might have been fixed with better editing and/or proofreading which made reading this a bit awkward at times. But overall, this was well written and full of dramatic tension, murder, espionage, and political intrigue. You will have trouble putting this down as you try to figure out the “who dunnit” and might even be captivated by the way those in power are able to change the definition of right and wrong at will.
Jhnellorx More than 1 year ago
Storm from the South by Peter G Bailey My personal favourite genre when it comes to books, movies and stories in general, is thriller. Along with that I enjoy suspense and mystery. This book delivers them all! It deals with it on an international level while involving the CIA. It goes on a very nice pace, starting off in London, England where the protagonist, Stuart Darnley just arrived from New York. We see him meet Mr. Peters where we see the two of them go over files and discuss the "mission" at hand. We meet a few other characters, such as Leslie Wainwright who travels with Stuart to Japan to meet Takeda Nobunaga. As the story progressing we learn more details about the new propulsion unit. we also see Takeda get murdered and Stuart and Leslie go on a unsolicited adventure. They also get to meet Professor Maynard Robinson, when they ended up in Antarctica. The plot thickens as they see that the Professor has something else up his sleeve, and that Lesley turned out to be something else that she didn't claim to be. Other countries start to get involved along with vigilante militia groups. Overall I enjoyed this book more than the other international thriller by Mr. Bailey. It was easier for me to read, and although the chapters are few, they are long and once again, full of rich details. The characters are full of life and adventure, as we have come to expect from this author. Genuine talent at its finest!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With the world sinking into a morass of political, religious and ethical confrontations that governments of all persuasions seem powerless to control, it seems that the only salvation for its non-involved people is in the realm of self-help and robust do-it-yourself justice. None of the factions involved want solutions that are not on their terms, but where governments fail to act frustrated citizen groups are increasingly objecting in the same violent coin by fighting fire with something more substantial than hot air. This story and its sequel 'The Hunt for Danger' sets out to explore a vigilante group's desire to prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction throughout the world no matter who held them and for what purpose. Their mission is frustrated by most government's blind refusal to accept that problems cannot be solved by endless discussions with groups having partisan agendas and murky expectations to appease. The sides, with ill-defined aims and unobtainable objects; often with no better motive than to get delegates re-elected to their parliaments, have no realistic chance, or desire, of reaching a consensus on any subject. Warned that a fundamentalist group have acquired a batch of intercontinental ballistic missiles and are preparing to launch them, speedy vigilante action is required and is forthcoming. In setting the outlines of the feasible plot the author has shown a remarkable grasp of the technical and political aspects needed to make the storyline relevant, plausible and gripping. Not everyone in the story comes out ahead, but life's like that. It's a good story and will appeal to the many readers who like a heady mixture of suspense, romance and fully deserved justice. Confidently recommended.