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WHIRLWIND
by Rick Mofina

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Thriller

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Mofina’s novels are guaranteed to be exciting, thought-provoking and full of surprises. Here he begins a new series and once again delivers a main character who readers will immediately fall for. Mofina wraps a natural disaster, a kidnapping and infantile bureaucracy into one awesome package. He also showcases the world of journalism and how it has been forced to adapt to survive. Another stellar read that demonstrates Mofina’s one of the best thriller writers in the business.

Reporter Kate Page has taken an internship with a Dallas newspaper in hopes of earning a permanent position. She misses her daughter terribly, but knows they’ll be together again soon. Then a tornado devastates a major portion of the Texas countryside, and Kate is one of the newspaper’s staff assigned to cover the aftermath. Amidst the ruins, she stumbles upon a young woman, Jenna Cooper, who is desperately looking for her little boy. Kate learns from Jenna that her boy was last seen with another person who seemed to be helping them both while the storm raged around them. But neither the stranger nor her boy are anywhere to be found in the wreckage. (MIRA, Apr., 400 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Jeff Ayers

Publisher: MIRA

Published: April 2014

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