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Storme Warning By W.L. Ripley


FROM THE 2015 Articles,
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by Terrance Mc Arthur

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of Storme Warning, along with a link to purchase the book.

A movie is being made on an ex-football player’s land, once the stomping grounds of Jesse James. A pain-in-the-everything movie star that many people would like to see dead is getting death threats. A figure from the former player’s past wants revenge…and you think you have problems? Welcome to Storme Warning: a Wyatt Storme thriller, the fourth in a series by W. L. Ripley.

Wyatt is tough, and his ex-CIA buddy Chick may be even tougher. Chick is playing nursemaid/bodyguard to Cameron Fogarty, a charismatic actor with a sick-but-sycophantic entourage un-affectionately known as “The Three Stooges.” If there are death threats, there are bound to be suspects. There’s a former football star who tries to ignore the racial taunts, older actors who put up with the young star’s antics for the paychecks, a starlet who is out to get all the fame she can before Hollywood passes her by for another flavor-of-the-week, and anybody else who has to work on the movie.book

With the threats against Fogarty, a former mob thug with a vendetta and a knack for antagonizing middle-management gangsters, Wyatt finds himself on the wrong side of multiple hit-man contracts. The action gets intense, especially when he fears that the violence will endanger his upwardly-moving newscaster girlfriend.

Ripley wrote three Wyatt Storme books in the 1990s, and then went on to write a series about bar owner, Cole Springer. Now, he has dusted off Wyatt, who seems none the worse for wear. The former Dallas Cowboy and Vietnam vet character has a quip and a putdown for every situation. He’s reminiscent of Robert B. Parker’s Spenser, but his cooking isn’t as adventurous (mostly products of his hunting). For a person whose style makes laid-back seem like caffeine high, he has a penchant for ultra-violence, yet it comes off as justifiable.

I have a friend who judges books by the amount of firearms and carnage they pack into their pages. I think he’ll like this book. I’m not into guns and violence, but I am into clever dialogue and attitude. I liked this book…enough to want to read the earlier books in the series. Wyatt Storme–he’s not just a lot of wind.

To enter to win a copy of Storme Warning, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “Storme,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen March 14, 2015. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & short stories in our mystery section.

Use this link to purchase this book:

Terrance V. Mc Arthur is a Community Librarian for the WoW! (WithOut Walls) Division of the Fresno County Public Library, roaming the Valley to meet the public’s information needs.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lynn March 11, 2015 at 9:41am

Sounds really intriguing, thanks for offer!


2 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
March 24, 2015 at 10:26am

We have a winner
Lorie Ham, KRL Publisher


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