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The Wind Guardian

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  588 ratings  ·  106 reviews
The ultimate threats facing United States come to life in Frank Scozzari's fast-paced thriller. With the help of an inside man, a group of determined terrorists siege a nuclear power plant, intending to spread radiation and wreak destruction into the world.

The only thing standing in their way are two misfit security guards, who return to their posts and realize what is hap
Kindle Edition, 1st, 297 pages
Published November 1st 2015 by Creativia
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Thanks again to the author for my copy to read and review, after I enjoyed From Afar. I don't know how to rate this! It's not my genre, nor is it a romantic suspense I'd been lead to believe. A reader who likes a meticulous set up would like this book. 100 plus pages telling me a description of a nuclear power plant on the coast of California wasn't meant for me I'm afraid, but I'm glad I'm in the minority as most readers enjoyed this more than I. The dialogue seemed a bit bumpy, and there were ...more
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In an era where terrorism is more than a mere threat, Frank Scozzari’s Wind Guardian is a chilling accounting of a fictitious terrorist attack that is a worst nightmare come true. A nuclear power plant has been targeted by terrorists, and the final countdown is in progress as religious zealots plan to
James Lawless
Dec 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Terror and love, a deadly cocktail
Frank Scozzari is not only an engrossing thriller writer but has an attractive descriptive style placing him at a remove from many crime writers. In The Wind Guardian he shows deep insights into the Californian landscape and heritage which are very relevant as backdrop to make the story doubly interesting. The natural world is presented in stark contrast to the nuclear power plant looming with its radioactive danger, reminiscent of the film The China Syndrome. T
Oct 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
THE WIND GUARDIAN by author Frank Scozzari is a fast-paced action thriller that will totally entertain you. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. I found myself completely absorbed in the story and couldn’t put this book down.

The story begins with Cameron, a night guard in the nuclear plant in California, heading for work at a nuclear plant for yet another boring shift. He had no idea what was coming his way! His only excitement is his new girlfriend, Grace, a novice guard,
Dan Glover
Nov 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Wind Guardian relentlessly takes the reader on a breathless journey into the dark heart of terrorism at its worst. Add a dash of romance along with a smidgen of self-deprecating humor, stir in a generous helping of intrigue, add a few conniving villains bent on unimaginable destruction with only one man and one woman who can stop it from happening, and you have all the makings of a non-stop thriller that will keep you up way past bedtime. Sorry I'm late for work, boss, but you gotta read thi ...more
John Nicholl
Dec 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I like this author's writing style. This book is a Californian thriller which is both well written and thoroughly entertaining. It features a thought provoking scenario which is frighteningly real. Recommended.
Pam Kesterson
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This suspenseful, ticking clock scenario begins with Cameron, the protagonist, who comes across as a jaded man who finds himself stuck in an 8-hour a night job. He seems disinterested in the fact that he is notoriously late and doesn't care if he's fired because of the monotony working as a security guard at a Nuclear Plant.

Cameron and his girlfriend Grace break away during their work duty for a secret rendezvous as they mischievously discover the playground of a nuclear plant at night, like a c
Ava Armstrong
Nov 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wild Thriller!

The story opened with a brutal scene then switched to a security guard headed for work at a nuclear plant. Perfect. Immediately. Scozzari made me want more! The story, told through the view of several different characters mostly focused on Cameron, who is new to the job of security officer at the plant. Cameron is in love with Grace, a coworker, but the romance is only part of the story. This author doesn't just tell the reader what's taking place--he shows with elaborate descripti
Cathrina Constantine
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Wind Guardian is full of intrigue and suspense. And in light of whats happening around the world, a scary read of what could happen if terrorists have their way. Author, Frank Scozzari has written a precisely detailed book of a Nuclear Power Plant which leads me to believe that he actually worked at a Nuclear Facility or Mr. Scozzari has been knee deep in research. His intricate details of the facility brings the reader into sharp clarity of exactly where you are and the tactical procedures ...more
Ellie Midwood
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“The Wind Guardian” is a quick-paced, action packed thriller that will keep you on edge till the very end. I found myself completely engrossed in the story and couldn’t put this book down.
The main character Cameron, a night guard in the nuclear plant in California, starts yet another boring shift not expecting anything extraordinary coming his way. The only excitement brightening his night is his new girlfriend Grace, a rookie guard, who just like Cameron prefers to sneak out with her beloved ou
Dermot Davis
Nov 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Okay, having read this novel, I'll never look at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in the same way again! I'm hoping this book never finds its way into an evil-doers hand as this story could very well be a blueprint for an attack on a nuclear power plant. Especially when it is left to two self-obsessed and clueless security guards-cum-lovers who are the only ones left between our safety and complete and utter nuclear destruction. From the opening chapter (prologue) I was hooked and could ...more
Jessica Page
Dec 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Wind Guardian grabs from you the very beginning building into an enticing action-packed thriller with the perfect amount of romance and intrigued to keep you hooked from start to finish. The author has a fluid, smooth writing style which makes the characters interesting and keep you invested in this outstanding must read. Do yourself a favor and read your copy today!
Aviar Savijon
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Wind Guardian

Sensational, a action packed thrill seeking adventure in the well written story. I loved it. Get your copy now! A book like no other
Jan 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for reviewing it. It took a bit of time to get through this book with trying to read it over the busy and highly distracting Christmas season. The terrorist action plot is not my favorite genre, but I have no regrets in taking the time to read The Wind Guardian. This is an honest and unbiased review.

The Wind Guardian is the first Frank Scozzari book I have read. If you are looking for a terrorist threat action story that is driven by the characters
B.J. Robinson
Dec 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone because of the time
Everyone should read this book since it is on a very timely topic, terrorism. It is a page-turner, and I kept reading because I wanted to find out what happened, even though this is not normally the type of book I'd buy. I found myself getting lost in Cameron and Grace's story as their love for each other developed. They work for a nuclear power plant off the coast of California, and people from another country who hate westerners want to kill as many as they can to avenge their innocent ones. T ...more
Books Laid Bare
Dec 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a story that for all the right reasons is one that should not be missed.
In the current climate the threat that terrorism brings upon us all is all too real and the author presents a story that brings that undercurrent of suspicion clearly to the fore.
Set with a backdrop of the highly charged nuclear power industry, the author pitched this to absolute perfection because it was just the type of target that would be have the world holding its breath, and as the tale unfolded it had me holdi
Andres Mann
Dec 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best thrillers I have read in a long time. There is nothing of the known background of the author to indicate that he has experience in nuclear power plants, and that is what makes this book impressive. As someone who has worked in the nuclear industry, I appreciated the description of nuclear plant systems and security protocols. Frank Scozzari has written a credible suspense story wrapped around power plant technology and its security aspects. Some people may not enjoy such ...more
M.J. Webb
Dec 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Wind Guardian is a thoroughly enjoyable, action-packed thriller which is well written and researched. The author's knowledge of the the main subject, as well as the obviously well-researched ancillary points/plots/sub-plots comes shining through as you read. When Mr Scozzari writes of the weapons used or the local coastline and it's wildlife, the history of the indigenous Chumash Indians, or the thought processes and experiences of terrorists, one feels that it is almost from a position of p ...more
Gregory Trachta
Dec 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“The Wind Guardian” interweaves the reader into the action, inside, and within the environs, of Mal Loma, a nuclear power plant evocative of the Diablo Canyon plant near San Luis Obispo, California. The story comes at us so deeply immersed in the minds of key characters, that one almost roots for the bad guys.
Nuclear energy produces the cheapest electricity, with the smallest carbon footprint, but it risks appalling consequences: fatal radiation and nuclear explosion. Much is done to control the
Mary Latela
Frank Scozzari Hits Where It Hurts in The Wind Guardian
by Mary E Latela, December 7, 2015

Frank Scozzari has masterfully assembled a thriller which will horrify and amaze the reader.

Back when nuclear power plants opened, we worried about leakage or meltdowns, or an earthquake sending radioactive material across the nation. Three Mile Island was seen as a tragic fluke.

These days, the nuclear plant is a spit-and-polished, perfectly calibrated system, seemingly impenetrable. What hasn't changed, an
Nov 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book has a many sub plots that come together in a fantastic finale. Cameron is a loved-up security agent working for his local nuclear power plant. He’s bored with his job and the only reason he still turns up every day is because Grace, his new girlfriend, also works there. There are plenty of characters to become attached to, but he was my favourite, and I followed him from the edge of my seat, hoping that he would make it out alive. The story is set in and around the confines of the powe ...more
Rita Ames
Nov 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Not only did this book allow a great peak into the world of security and terrorism, it also showed that a little sponteneity can often be a life saver. If Cameron and Grace had not decided to take a little romantic detour and leave their posts then the whole outcome of this attack on a nuclear power station would have been a whole lot worse.
Needless to say it saved their lives but left them as the only possible saviours of the situation.
I also like the handling of the two main terrorists. It ga
Frederick Crook
Dec 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Frank Scozzari has a real winner here. “The Wind Guardian” is a creative thriller with many facets and likeable, lifelike characters. Cameron Taylor and Grace Baker are rather slipshod security guards for the Mal Loma Nuclear Power Plant in California. They take time from their duties to perpetuate their not-so-secret affair, leaving their assignments to rendezvous with one another in parts of the power station unseen by cameras.
Little does anyone know that two terrorists, a skilled sniper, and
Carissa Lynch
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I must admit, I was super excited to read this book! I read Frank Scozzari's other book, From Afar, so expectations were high. He most certainly didn't disappoint!
This is a fast-paced, emotive thriller about two unsuspecting security guards faced with a real-life terrorist attack while on the job. The story is intense and feels uncannily real! I hung on every word, literally biting my nails at times...Unlike many thrillers that give us a sense of removed danger, this book drives home the fact t
Nov 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thrillers
Frank Scozzari’s writing caught my interest with his wonderful book From Afar. I felt sure I would love The Wind Guardian and I was not disappointed. Although this was a totally different kind of book, I was fascinated from the beginning. I don’t usually read thrillers, but I couldn’t put this one down especially from the opening scene. Cameron Taylor- every man-stuck in a boring job as a night shift security guard at a nuclear plant with little choice but to stick with it. The only bright spot ...more
M.B. Coit
Jan 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What an exciting read!! Unfortunately I kept getting interrupted when I read this, which was a little annoying but I quickly got back into the flow of the story. The attention to detail that Frank Scozzari put into this book is awe inspiring, especially with the workings of the nuclear plant and the routines that the security guards had to follow through their shift. His characters had diverse personalities which was believable and could be related to any workplace. He even allowed us readers to ...more
Roberto Mattos
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Forget about James Patterson, David Baldacci or John Grisham. If you are looking for a very well written thriller that will keep you reading on the edge of your chair, look no farther. This book is what you are looking for. An incredible plot developed in full details, very credible. The author developed the characters in a way that make us cheering for our heroes on every turn of pages. This would make an incredible Hollywood movie. Plot is simple and yet involving. A terrorist attack is planne ...more
Jen Printy
Dec 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Frank Scozzari’s THE WIND GUARDIAN is a heart-pounding journey delving into one of today’s worst nightmares, a terrorist attack on a nuclear power plant. With realistic characters, intrigue, suspense, and a touch of romance, this story hard to put down.

The main character, Cameron, is a night guard in the nuclear power plant in California. When a boring shift turns deadly, Cameron must figure a way to save not only his girlfriend Grace, but also the people of San Roque and beyond. As I read, I be
Angela Hall-Averre
Jan 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Wind Guardian By Frank Scozzari is very well written. He did his research or has intimate knowledge of a nuclear power plant and security. Every detail of this novel was realistic.This novel is a romantic thriller that is action packed and very plausible.Terrorists and insider sabotage could target nuclear power plants in an attempt to release radioactive contamination into a community. I remember the United States 9/11 Commission saying that nuclear power plants were potential targets consi ...more
Gina Whitney
Feb 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
John Grisham who? I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by the incredible depth, attention to detail, sub-plots, and well developed characters. The Wind Guardian, has all the makings of a NYT Bestseller or at the very least an epic screenplay. This novel is cinema within on pages. I was riveted and my fingers couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Frank Scozzari, is a rare talent and in my opinion has a successful career as a writer. If I could give this book more then 5 stars I would. I loved ...more
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Frank Scozzari is an American novelist and short story writer. A five-time Pushcart Prize nominee, his short stories have been widely anthologized and featured in literary theater.

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