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A Bloody Storm

(Derrick Storm #0.75)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  4,167 ratings  ·  238 reviews
The final piece of the Derrick Storm trilogy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Richard Castle, available exclusively as an eBook short.

Derrick Storm is back-this time, with a crack team of ghost CIA operatives. These former agents have all faked their own deaths and now work for the CIA on a strictly secret basis, taking on dangerous and illegal jobs the agency may
ebook, 79 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by Hyperion
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Jul 09, 2015 rated it liked it
This last installment of the Derrick Storm novellas fell a little flat. There were some exciting action sequences and the story went in a different direction than I was expecting, but the writing style and characters were bland and boring.
Jul 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great ending to this little collection. Storm became bearable in this last one.
Aug 21, 2012 rated it it was ok
Trying to think of praise for A Bloody Storm and I'm drawing a blank, because, unfortunately, this is by far the worst thing purportedly authored by Richard Castle I've ever read. I mean, none of the books are particularly good, they're novelties meant to promote the show, but there's still a degree of wit and appeal to them. Except this, of course, this novella just feels like it was phoned it.

I wasn't expecting much, the Derek Storm and April Showers characters are already established in A Bre
May 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Stars: 3.5 / 5
Recommendation: A quick and easy read for anyone who wants to pick up murder mysteries but want to avoid the gorier and grittier parts.

A Bloody Storm is the third book published in August of 2012 by fictional author Richard Castle from the TV series Castle (portrayed by Nathan Fillion) (My review of the TV series here: This forms the third and the last book in a trilogy within the series.

As we see in the previous books A Brewing Storm (My
Lakis Fourouklas
Aug 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
The third and final installment in this series is just as action-packed and well-written as the previous ones.

It all begins in Oxford, England, when Derrick Storm and FBI agent April Showers escape barely alive after a car chase and a confrontation, with a man and a woman, who were supposed to be the faithful friends and allies of oligarch Ivan Petrov, but who were actually under the payroll of Russian president Barkovsky.

Storm checks Showers, who’s injured into a hospital, before heading straig
Nov 24, 2018 rated it liked it
I bumbled up in this series and started from the 3rd book and although the story kinda picked up from the previous books it didn't matter as the story moved up couple a chapters. And these are very small books barely a novella. So they go up very quickly too but it had lot of action and it looked like that on these books the Castle team didn't work too much. I mean they did work to create a story but they didn't elaborate too much on the story to make it 300 or more pages so they were happy brea ...more
Feb 16, 2014 rated it it was ok
There are two main reasons for the two star review...aside from the overall thrown-togetherness of the writing and apparent non-editing.

First, when the climax of all three stories finally comes together in this third installment, the answer to the mole in questioning is so out of nowhere, and not in a good twist kind of way, but in a confused, I didn't see that coming because it wasn't brought up ever before kind of way. Something that I think the real, non-television star author thought would
Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was definitely my favorite of the three e-novels! It wrapped up the story perfectly of Storm and Showers! It made me want to read Storm Front right away and I was surprised by how many loose ends less than a hundred pages tied up. I really want Showers to continue on in the series and I'm hoping she does!!! Overall A Bloody Storm not only made the others completely worthwhile but it was enjoyable and fun as well!!! :D <3 ...more
Aug 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
I liked this one best because the characters finally felt established and there was plenty of action but THERE ABSOLUTELY MUST BE MORE. The end is such a good set up that should not be allowed to go to waste.
Katie Harris
Aug 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Loved! But I do hope there is more. Storm and Showers (groan) are almost as much fun as Nikki and Rook (and Castle and Beckett, Oy.)
Jan 14, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
What is it about?

This is a collection of 3 short stories featuring Derrick Storm. The Storm novels are Richard Castles’ claim to fame in the TV show Castle.

In the first of these stories, Storm is called upon to help figure out who kidnapped a powerful senator’s son. The next two stories follow directly from the first story which quickly develops international tension.

Was it good?

I have read most of the Nikki Heat novels by Richard Castle, which are also mentioned in the show, and I watched the s
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was ok
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Dec 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Storm "peed behind a rock"... honestly Storm, this was not the time! The grammar and spelling errors in this were atrocious, but rather amusing. The characters were much more enjoyable in this. I just wish these had been longer and more packed out. However, I don't have any desire to read another Derrick (but seriously, who spells derek like this?!) Storm book for a while.
Apr 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Another amusing installment of the spy romp, but oh my, what typos! When the enhanced interrogation included "excoriating" pain and the hero "peed" over the boulder to see beyond it, that was a whole different sort of comic relief.
Charlotte Anne Hamilton
[[3.75 STARS]]

this was definitely my fave of these mini novellas
Paula Addison
Aug 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Worth reading

It keeps you in suspense and wondering if the main characters will ever get together romantically. Keeps you guessing what next
Oct 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a very good book and is book #3 in the series.
Dec 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Out of the trilogy this was definitely the most exciting. Lots of action. A bit of snappy dialogue.
Shawn Tripp
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Read

Another awesome Derrick Storm!!! Cannot wait to read the next one!!! I am so Addicted to Derrick Storm I swear!!!
Feb 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The third in the trilogy.

Finally no cliffhanger! This would have been a good book, one. Dividing it into three short stories that were not stand alones did it a disservice.
Marianne K. Benvenuti
Short read, very entertaining

Being a fan of the TV show helps. One can imagine Richard Castle writing this story. Action, intrigue, betrayal, and a little flirting.
Oct 01, 2018 rated it liked it
An entertaining read, but the typos are killing me!
“peed” instead of “peered”
“Agent Flowers” instead of “Agent Showers”
Multiple your/you’re mixups... the publishing company should be ashamed!
Telpiz David
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mary Rowe
Mar 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Continuation of Derrick Storm's exploits.
Mar 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
book 3 picks up right where book 2 ended. Storm and Showers survive the car chase/ crash, but she is badly hurt and needs to go to the hospital. Storm is told he must report back to Washington so he cannot stay with her. you can tell he cares because he tries to find out how she is, and of course she eventually reveals she cares by asking for him, so although they are not with each other for most of this book, their relationship does develop to finally have a little more love than hate finally. ...more
May 19, 2013 rated it liked it
The conclusion of this serialized novel is decent enough, in its own predictable, cheesy way. I waited a number of months since checking out the first volume (actually, it looks like it's been a full year, since I read it when it was first released) before reading these last two, and either I'm in a more jaded mood than I was then, or they didn't live up to its promise, because I didn't find these as much fun as I thought they were going to be. I'm left wondering why they bothered to serialize i ...more
Bruce Snell
Aug 28, 2012 rated it liked it
The third of the Derrick Storm short stories by Richard Castle - 3 stars. These three short stories allegedly make up one complete story, although in reality, they make up one disjointed and episodic concept. To make the overall effort worse, it felt as if each of the stories was written by a different person (quite possible since "Richard Castle" is a fiction himself). This segment was far and away the best of the three, although still not good enough to get much past the caricature stage and s ...more
May 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: short-stories
I have really enjoyed this series. It has been very well done as one story over three ebook novellas. Even though this is the climactic end to the series I still feel the second novella A Raging Storm, was my favorite.

This novella picks up right as the second leaves us with a massive cliffhanger. Derrick Storm is trying to save himself and his FBI partner from Russian goons looking for gold. Storm's boss sends him and a team of other operatives off the books to find this gold before the Russian
Oct 12, 2014 rated it liked it
Storm and Showers have to be at the top of their games in order to survive the violence and political greed of this third story in the Derrick Storm short-story trilogy.

Derrick Storm is the only former CIA-operative who can be trusted on his current mission into Uzbekistan to retrieve the coveted Soviet Union gold bullion. Along with his three suspicious comrades who are sent to locate the missing fortune, Storm also has to rescue FBI Agent Showers from her captivity with the Russian government.
Eleni Mcknight
May 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adventure
Do you remember the first time you read a Tom Clancy book? What about Clive Cussler novel? Before either of them started collaborating with other writers? I read the first chapter of the 1st Derrick Storm novella and I wanted to read more, just like how I felt when I read Clancy and Cussler books the first time. Was it Dostoevsky? Don't be silly. It was entertainment and a promotion for the TV show Castle on ABC, but Storm was a lot cooler than Jamison Rook. I recently heard somebody say, "Derri ...more
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Richard Castle is the author of numerous bestsellers, including the critically acclaimed Derrick Storm series. His first novel, In a Hail of Bullets, published while he was still in college, received the Nom DePlume Society's prestigious Tom Straw Award for Mystery Literature. Castle currently lives in Manhattan

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