Everyone is expecting Janet to be a category 1 hurricane hitting South Carolina somewhere. One meteorologist at The Natural Environment Network, however, is sure it will be a category 5 coming ashore at St. Simons Island, Georgia. Eyewall by HW “Buzz” Bernard is three stories all interrelated. One of the meteorologist who loses his job for going against orders to warn people on air about the hurricane’s strength and danger. One of the crew on the Air Force hurricane hunter tasked with going through the eyewall of Janet to get readings on what they think is a mild hurricane. And one of a family vacationing on St. Simons Island with a runaway daughter somewhere on the island.
I enjoyed this book a lot. It was a bit confusing at first because so many important characters were introduced so fast due to the rotating parts about each of the three groups of people. The author way overused similes and did a lot telling rather than showing in his writing. He also could have used a better editor. There were quite a few spelling errors or incorrect words used scattered throughout the book. Even with these problems, Eyewall really sucked me in and, especially for the last third, I could barely put it down. I really wanted to know how it was going to end.
4 (out of 5) Stars
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