There is a monstrous storm on the horizon in the eighth chapter of Caine's powerful first-person Weather Warden series. Like a Love Boat episode run amok, this story includes a commandeered cruise ship, a malevolent storm and a power-mad villain. From the first page to the last, the pulse-pounding action is nonstop. Caine delivers one terrific high-seas adventure!
But this is no ordinary storm. It's the creation of crazed ex-warden Bad Bob, whose power is terrifying. Joanne and David have to battle not only the magical storm, they also must take on the demon mark that has infected Joanne. If David can't keep the poison contained, the honeymoon could be over before it begins: Joanne could fall prey to darkness and evil. (ROC, Aug., 308 pp., $7.99)