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The Storm Glass

3.63  ·  Rating Details ·  120 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
Jim Wilson, a fiftyish ‘regular’ guy, is anything but. For a decade he has used an extraordinary antique ring, a trinket found in an antique store, to feed the kitty, as he likes to put it. Using the invisibility and ability to levitate that the ring magically allows…Wilson is, arguably, the world’s greatest sneak thief; a phantom with a sense of humor and a taste for dope ...more
Kindle Edition, 293 pages
Published November 2011 by Fred Limberg
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Nicole Storey
Jul 26, 2013 Nicole Storey rated it it was amazing
I have a few Indie writers I consider favorites. These are authors whose books I want to adorn my shelves — to proudly display and share with others. Fred Limberg is one of those authors.

He has the ability to make his characters come to life. When I read a book, I must be able to feel something for the characters. If I can’t, then the book is a bust, regardless of the plot. By the end of this book, I just wanted to keep reading — to go on another adventure with Jim, Iris, and their friends. I wa
Jun 13, 2012 Allan rated it liked it
I found The Storm Glass an enjoyable read with a very decent storyline and believable characters, each of whom start in a separate thread and are very nicely woven together into a fairly climactic scene. From there, it just gets faster and more intense.
It's got suspense, action, a goodly bit of violence and a smattering of sex. Add that to the underlying mystery of Wilson's ring and the back story of his kids and their drug problems and it makes for a very readable tale. It's also nicely lined u
Nov 07, 2015 Elaina rated it really liked it
A couple decide to take a cruise on the Mississippi on their boat the Thief of Hearts, but all is not what it seems. Jim possesses a ring able to make him disappear and he is a thief himself (with a twist). On the river they meet the Admiral and his wife, and the Admiral has a secret that puts Jim on edge.

Meanwhile some really bad folk intend to rob the bank in Hannibal, which the bank’s owner is in on, and Ainsworth, the bank’s owner, is not on the side of angels.

When the Admiral traces what ha
Apr 06, 2012 Bob rated it really liked it
A suspense/thriller that has Jim Wilson and his lady friend headed off down the Mississippi when they are boarded at night while at anchor. It seems that Jim has a ring that he found in an antique store that has some strange properties. Giving it a twist the wearer becomes invisible and is able to levitate and fly. Using the ring, he is able to thwart the boarders and continue their journey. They meet an older couple at one of the overnight stops and becoming friends continue to travel together. ...more
Nov 22, 2016 Marcus rated it it was amazing
This is an interesting anti hero who has a knack for getting into trouble and helping out those who need it. He is assisted in his adventures by an out world ring which renders him invisible, a stalwart male accomplish, his recently wed wife, a "retired" CIA operative, and one of his sons. The adventures that he gets into, at least this one, was complicated and we'll thought out by the author. The characters are well developed with plenty of interaction between them and the back stories are well ...more
Nov 30, 2012 Allen rated it really liked it
A fun fantasy involving a magic ring that renders the wearer invisible, a cruise down the Mississippi River system in an apparently modified 42 foot Chris Craft Commander (I can find no reference to any of them having outdrives) and a retired CIA couple they meet along the way. The plot involves a bank robbery, bank fraud, murder, a son jailed for drugs, river barges, running aground and other adventures from Minnesota to Hannibal, MO. I found what I believe to be 8 errors in the book. The autho ...more
May 30, 2013 liirogue rated it really liked it
Limberg excels at world and character building. As the story progresses, the lives of the characters and their personalities are slowly revealed. There is no info-dump here. Rather, you feel like you have suddenly found yourself floating above these characters, watching events unfold. As time progresses, you learn more and more about what makes them tick.

In Limberg's novels, I get to where I almost don't care about the plot (which is fun and fast-paced, by the way) because I am so involved in th
Feb 20, 2012 Alison rated it liked it
Recommended to Alison by: Amazon
Shelves: crime, fantasy, kindle
I enjoyed this book as it moved at a pace I like - pretty fast!
I haev to admit that early on in the book I did wonder why there was a chapter detailing the drugged antics of a fat bloke with a young very sexually active, drug taking teenager, but all thatd did become apparent and the 2 or 3 stories were twined into together by half way through and made for a plot with twists and turns the whole way through.
Robert Parker
Jul 18, 2012 Robert Parker rated it it was amazing
A very well researched book that was hard to put down. Take a bank president who fancies himself as a wannabe 70's porn producer (in the body of Oliver Hardy), a magic ring that allows the wearer to levitate and become invisible and first-hand accounts of Area 51 aliens and throw them all together. Well... I don't know, but somehow it just works.
Sep 25, 2012 Carrie rated it really liked it
Was pleasantly surprised. The beginning had me a little confused as there were so many characters but when it all came together it was hard to put down. Quite enjoyable, will be looking for more from this author.
Joe Vitucci
Feb 16, 2013 Joe Vitucci rated it liked it
Very interesting use of being invisible. I also liked the way the author used ancient history (from the 1950's) to provide some sound reasoning (a bit of a stretch, but hey - it's a novel) why this all works. I thought it was pretty good.
Feb 02, 2013 Rhod rated it liked it
My second Limberg - not bad at all - really 3 1/2 stars. Author introduces the main character and gives him a ring that can make him invisible. He even explains how it works in an almost rational way. Anyway, a fun romp. Now I am reading his "First Murder". So far no ghosts or rings. More later,
David Makinson
Mar 27, 2012 David Makinson rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this well crafted thriller. The characters were well drawn and distinctive, whilst the plot accelerated just as you hope for in a thriller - a page turner. I particularly liked the geographical setting of the Mississippi River as a backdrop for the story.
Nov 01, 2012 Naomi rated it really liked it

A well written mystery, once I got into it it was hard to put down
Sep 30, 2013 Jeff rated it liked it
Not a bad book ... worth a read if you see it at the library
Feb 10, 2013 Nancy rated it really liked it
Totally improbable story, which the author had me believing every word of. Nicely done.
Aug 24, 2012 Mary rated it liked it
It was hard to get into this book, but once I did, it was an okay read. It starts slow but eventually gets kinda interesting. I found it difficult to care about the characters, though.
Thought it was slow to start but a great read.
Mar 06, 2012 Orlando rated it really liked it
Good book but WAY too much language.... Their favorite words were GD and F**k....
Mar 21, 2012 Brandyne rated it liked it
I enjoyed The Storm Glass. I did (and still do) wonder if there is a prequel...
Dorothy Ottinger
Aug 03, 2012 Dorothy Ottinger rated it it was amazing
enjoyed this one very much
May 22, 2013 Choirladygolfer rated it liked it
A fun read! Crime, mystery, interesting relationships and a bit of sci-fi!
May 10, 2013 Robbie rated it it was amazing
We both gave this one 5 stars
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