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Everyone laughs at what Southerners call a “snowstorm.” A half-inch of the white stuff, and Atlanta panics.

No one’s laughing this time.

For Atlanta executive J. C. Riggins, the epic storm is only one of the killers he’ll have to face as he undertakes a desperate journey.

There’s also conflict behind the scenes at The Natural Environment Television Network (NE-TV) in Atlanta.
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Paperback, 250 pages
Published February 18th 2015 by Belle Bridge Books (first published February 16th 2015)
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Vicki
Jan 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another environmental disaster book by H. W. "Buzz" Bernard that kept me glued to my kindle all night long. It is well written and kept me wondering how much could one area stand. As a southerner, I understood the impact of this blizzard.

For my full review visit The Page Turner during Mystery Thriller Week February 12-22nd.
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Deb
Mar 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
Lots of action. A really fun and exciting read!
Hilary
Mar 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, thriller
What would happen if a major snowstorm hit the South? What would be the impact on transit, on the world's busiest airport, or on rural communities? Unfortunately "Blizzard" touches on them, but that's not the focus of the story - a desperate run by a desperate man takes that place (and parts of this stretched my credulity past breaking point).

Weather geeks may enjoy the discussions of the many variables of weather forecasting and the strengths of certain models. I've seen some of this informatio
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Jeanie Loiacono
Feb 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Living in the South, Deep South, you don’t expect blizzards, but with “global warming” and all the crazy weather, you never know what to expect. Look at what is happening right now! 2,200 Miles of Wintry Mess Coming Read the Story Reality bites like Jack Frost! That is why reading this book made my toes tingle with frost bite. We are not prepared for snow and ice at all, and we tend to say ‘it’ll never happen.’ HA! I HIGHLY recommend reading BLIZZARD by Buzz Bernard and all of his books! The wea ...more
Cheryl
Mar 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Storm of the millennium in Atlanta

I love disaster books - and what could be more of a disaster than two FEET of snow with high winds in Atlanta? In a city where two inches of snow closes down traffic, author Bernard imagines a superstorm hitting the Southeast.

There are a couple of storylines in BLIZZARD.

First, J.C. Riggins, team chief and Vice President of Systems Development of American-International Systems Solutions, Inc., carried the burden of heading the effort to put together the proposal
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Russ
May 07, 2017 rated it liked it
A neat wintertime read. A major snow storm is heading for Atlanta. A divorced weather channel meteorologist named Tom is conservative in his forecasting, putting him at odds with his ball-breaking boss, Sophie, who wants to sound the trumpets about the blizzard.

Meanwhile, a defense contractor employee named J.C. botches a major bid proposal. With the snow on its way, there’s almost no chance the bid can be corrected and FedExed in time for the deadline in Raleigh, North Carolina. But J.C. has a
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Edward Dennison
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Even though this thriller was published several years ago, this story is even more relevant today in the new era of extreme weather in the U.S.and around the world. Based on the expertise that only a professional meteorologist could provide, the reader is taken on a breathtaking thriller road trip through a Southern blizzard that may sound unlikely but is backed up by real weather science. A bonus for the reader is a chance to learn what often goes on behind the scenes on your weather news chann ...more
Joan
Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was pleasantly surprised by this book, not being a fan of “action” fiction. I found it very interesting; the author’s writing style is polished and effective.
BookLoversLife
Dec 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review to come.
Lynn
Feb 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Always good

The story was quite compelling. A time limit, a blizzard and who is the bad guy? I always enjoy these weather related tales.
Tammy Kenney
Mar 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 2nd book I've read by this author. I didn't like it as much as Supercell but still a good read. Start was slow but once it gets going you don't want to put it down. A major snowstorm hits the south. The main character is trying to reach Raleigh Durham during the storm to keep his job and pay for his son's cancer treatments. He meets obstacles at every turn including getting carjacked. The 2nd story is the news weather center. I probably could have done without the "romance" at the we ...more
Mary Shafer
Apr 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: storm freaks, weather buffs, thriller fans
Recommended to Mary by: Amazon.com
Shelves: fiction, weather
This was the third of Buzz Bernard's series of weather-based novels I've read. As in the first two titles of the series -- "Eyewall" and "Supercell," -- he gets it all right, from the excellent meteorological setup to the page-turning thriller aspect. Not surprising, given his background as a Weather Channel meteorologist. And he's getting better at fleshing out his female romantic interest characters. In the earlier titles, I found the attraction to the male protagonists to be a bit forced and ...more
Sheree Gibson
Feb 19, 2015 rated it liked it
I found there were multiple stories surrounding an impending and unprecedented winter storm. However, only two of those stories kept my interest; the love of a sick child by a 'do anything for my child father' and 'a do no good, get outta my way or else, fleeing law breaker.' The weather center, disgusting male egos in the workplace, sexual innuendos, and workplace fraternization nearly forced me to put the book down. BLIZZARD could have been a much better story had it focused more on the father ...more
Teri Heyer
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who enjoys suspense/thrillers.
Recommended to Teri by: Amazon/Kindle
I've read and enjoyed all of H. W. "Buzz" Bernard's books. 'Blizzard' was a perfect book to read on cold winter days/nights (and yes, it can get cold here in Florida). Anyway, the action starts in Atlanta in the middle of a record breaking blizzard. There are plenty of twists and turns and lots of suspense. I've been to Atlanta many times and hope I never encounter a blizzard there. I recommend every one of this author's books and hope that he continues to write more. ...more
Lisa Speelman-Rogers
The carjacking of a tank in a blizzard

A highly enjoyable quick read. Not really a disaster novel but more of a suspenseful thriller in the midst of a natural disaster. The blizzard is really the setting for the story. The characters are well developed and the story exciting. This is the second Bernard book I have read and enjoyed both of them.
Toni Boughton
Mar 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: survival, thriller
Another solid thriller from H.W. Bernard. While a couple of plot points strained credulity, overall this is a well-written novel with interesting characters and a fast-moving story line. The descriptions of the blizzard were especially intense, and I found myself feeling as if I were there in the middle of the raging storm.
Priscilla Stone
Jan 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great read by Mr. Bernard

I've read his other books and this one did not disappoint. Interesting plotlines, good writing and believable characters all meshed to craft a "couldn't put it down" novel.
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cari
May 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another page turning book !!!

I don't write reviews because honestly I'm no good at it. But I have read all of his books and I love them. Please give this author a try his books will not disappoint.
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Sammie
Feb 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not as good as Supercell, but a good read.
Kimberly Bearce
Nov 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Riviting

This is a book that you just can't put down! I liked it so much that I was up half the night reading. Great book!
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H. W. "Buzz" Bernard is a best-selling, award-winning novelist.

His debut novel, EYEWALL, which one reviewer called a "perfect summer beach read," was released in May 2011 and went on to become a number-one best seller in Amazon's Kindle Store.

PLAGUE ("One of the best thrillers of 2012″--novelist Al Leverone) came out in September 2012, and won the 2014 EPIC (Electronic Publishing Industry Coaliti
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