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Wild Storm

(Derrick Storm #2)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  2,106 ratings  ·  203 reviews
Derrick Storm, the guy the CIA calls on when it wants something investigated domestically, is thirty-three thousand feet in the air, returning from a rock climbing vacation in the Swiss Alps, when the plane spirals into a nose-dive. Storm uses his climbing gear to tether himself to the wing and heroically save the plane and all the people on board. Sadly, Storm is not avai ...more
Hardcover, 344 pages
Published May 13th 2014 by Kingswell Disney
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May 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the Derrick Storm books. They have an exciting storyline, a plausible plot, and a likeable hero. Not as researched or fully developed as the late (and missed) Vince Flynn's novels, but in that genre. This book landed on my Kindle on Tuesday, I began it on Wednesday, and by Thursday it was finished. A fun page turner. Storm was a little too (conveniently) gullible at one point, but I accepted the plot device and continued enjoying the book.

What's most fun about this is, like the Nikki Heat
May 23, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: mystery-various
Dnf 35%. Bored and OTT. Bounces all over.
Aug 02, 2014 rated it liked it
Returning for another harrowing adventure, Derrick Storm is thrust into the spotlight from the get-go. While traveling home from Europe, his plane goes into mechanical failure and he must save all those on board. Only later does he realise that other planes have already crashed (3 that same day), all coming from various parts of the world. Tasked with investigating as only he knows how, Storm begins looking for clues and a motive. He soon learns of a scientist who has been kidnapped from around ...more
Eric Hunter
Aug 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
"I was an English major. I've been ghostwriting for him since graduate school."

"No shame in having a ghostwriter, " Storm said. "Some of the best books published every year are penned by talented writers whose identity the public will never know."

The fifth book in the Derrick Storm series was a fun read, even though I have not read the first four. I know a little about him from the Castle TV show, but the story was self-contained in the way that it isn't necessary to have read every James Bond
Anna Getz
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It kept my interest from beginning to the end.
Sep 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Stars: 3.5 / 5

Recommendation: Easy breezy mystery plots with heavy political and international crimes being solved by the most capable person of all in CIA; naturally there is lot of intrigue, suspense, a bit gory and edged with light romance.

Wild Storm is the fifth Derrick Storm novel published in May of 2014 by fictional author Richard Castle from the TV series Castle (portrayed by Nathan Fillion) (My review of the TV series here: http://inspirethoughts.livejournal.co...).

In this installment,
Jun 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, fiction, thriller
Another great Storm book. Fun, sexy without sex scenes and a page turner.
Someone is bringing down airplanes with a laser.
Storm searches for the bad guys and is totally surprised by what he finds!
Traveling from the US to Panama to the Middle East.
Riding private jets, luxury cars and even a camel.
You will enjoy this WILD ride!
Aug 18, 2015 rated it did not like it
Sharon Connell
Jan 13, 2018 rated it liked it
It was a little far-fetched for me. Some language but not too much. Good adventure but unrealistic.
Gregory O'Neill
Jan 01, 2021 rated it liked it
I liked it. I liked that Derrick Storm is at once an everyman who takes care of his dad, flies coach, and likes to reference The Doobie Brothers and Star Wars throughout his books. He's kind of a dork. But he is also a built CIA contractor. And in this book, he has to find out what is causing planes to drop out of the sky. A laser is stripping the wings of their ability to land. He is on just one such plane that is in a free fall, returning from the Swiss Alps. Instead of heading to a Baltimore ...more
Oct 31, 2021 rated it liked it
Someone is shooting planes out of the sky. The big mistake they made was that one of the planes they shot was one that was carrying master spy, Derrick Storm. He manages to save the plane before it crashes like all the other, but that puts him n the mission to find out who is behind it, because he knows these planes were not being taken down by conventional rockets/missiles/ammo. They are being sliced out of the sky by a laser that should not exist.

His mission takes him from a field in Maryland
Jay Sprenkle
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure
I would only rate as adequate as a "bubble gum read."

Good things:
I noticed no spelling or grammar issues.
"Ahmed trades metal." was nice.

Bad things:
Derrick is a perfect cardboard caricature.
The action scenes are completely over the top and impossible.
The science is bogus.

As soon as I read this the book turned into a slog to finish:

"Storm spoke eight languages. He owned a secret retreat in the Seychelles. He once had undergone rituals that signified his life long bond to an aboriginal tribe in the
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
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Scott Harrington
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a fun read. It's pretty cheesy, but that's part of the fun. If you were a fan of the TV show, Castle, you can imagine Richard Castle writing this. Lots of action. It starts with seemingly separate stories that are then brought together. A few twists and turns along the way make it fun getting to the inevitable conclusion of Derrick Storm saving the day. Definitely a fun read, if you don't take it too seriously. ...more
George Scott
May 28, 2022 rated it really liked it
This was a fun thriller. ‘Way over the top in terms of action, hot women, really lots of fun. I’m not a thriller fan, but I picked this one up from a mini-library in my neighborhood and gave it a go.

Fast moving, lots of venues, interesting if not gripping characters.

This is a “Richard Castle” novel, ghost written by author Tom Straw, but named for the TV show “Castle.” Take a break from political non-fiction and dive in.
Jul 15, 2022 rated it it was ok
Derrick Storm, do-it-all agent for hire, saves an airliner through the use of metallic tape. This provides the basis for the rest of the story. Derrick does amazing physical and mental things that boggle the mind. The characters are stereotypical and not very realistic. The plot is pure comic book. I cannot recommend the story except for the fight scenes. The writing too simple for a good thriller.
Sep 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
I liked this one WAY more than I liked the previous ones! It helps that this one didn't seem to center on how Derrick Storm was a womanizer and spent all his time trying to woo a chick or something.

Also: the audiobook narrator did a pretty good impersonation of Nathan Fillion! That definitely helped to add to my enjoyment.
Ana Gutierrez
May 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ah, another action packed Derrick Storm adventure completed! This one was particularly ambitious, too.

What could a the kidnapping of a retired man, a post doctorate Egyptologist, and a Panama business man have to do with planes falling from the sky?

You'll just have to read the book to find out! 😘
Mar 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Bondesque fun romp with big baddies and big adventures.
planes are dropping out of the sky and a square jawed hero called Storm must save the day.
Using his wit and fists he traverses deserts on a camel called Anthony and uses his global connections to hopefully get to the big bad and save the world.
Good fun
Great read
Aug 28, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gung-ho dude cannot fail

Everything Derrick Storm does is amazing and just in the nick of time. Makes for a rollicking good story but nothing that will win a prize for literature anytime soon. I mean really! Females with names like Strike and Comely? Give me strength.
Rebecca Wile
Dec 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Castle fan

I love the tv show castle and when I learned his books are real I couldn’t wait to read the Derick Storm series. A cross between Indiana Jones and James Bond I was hooked the whole time.
Mar 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Exciting thriller about laser weapons and who should or should not have them... A bit Jurassic Park like in the can you and should you themes. Egyptian mummies and a rare earth metal are being dug by the same folks. Can Derrikk Storm save the day?
Mike Guth
Sep 04, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Excellent pacing in this book. The orphanage and Irish nun in Romania do not factor into this book, but Storm's role as a CIA agent does. I would rate it somewhere between 4 and 5 stars. At times I wish the book would move along, but overall it remained interesting disc by disc. ...more
Edward Bond
Feb 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
A fun read.
Exciting book.
Jun 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook
definitely entertaining
Jun 25, 2017 rated it liked it
I was not too impressed with this book,,probably because I prefer the Nicki Heat series better, found the things too impossible to be realistic, too much like the james bond stories
Jul 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thrillers
this was my first Derrick Storm story, I really enjoyed it, kept me guessing until the end.
Lisa Hoppe
Oct 31, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. Better than the previous one
Mariah Laber
Dec 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic Adventure!!!

This book took me no time to read as it was full of twists and turns and kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time!
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Over the top action, salted with humor and occasional wisdom, makes for a quick, fun read.
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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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