Storm Runners There are actually two books competing for your attention in T. Jefferson Parker's Storm Runners . One is a psychologically sharp crime thriller about an… Storm Runners There are actually two books competing for your attention in T. Jefferson Parker's Storm Runners . One is a psychologically sharp crime thriller about an… 2007-02-27 Fiction Mystery and Thriller William Morrow
Book Review

Storm Runners (2007)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Feb 27, 2007; Writer: T. Jefferson Parker; Genres: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller; Publisher: William Morrow

There are actually two books competing for your attention in T. Jefferson Parker's Storm Runners. One is a psychologically sharp crime thriller about an ex-cop damaged inside and out after his wife and young son are blown up by a ruthless gang leader (and old high school friend). The other is a drippy, vaguely Crichtonesque yarn about a San Diego weather reporter pressured by the Los Angeles Dept. of Water & Power to cease her pursuit of ''moisture acceleration'' (i.e., rainmaking). Parker grafts them together when the reporter hires the ex-cop for protection. Though he still wrings some tasty tension from both stories, the stitches definitely show. B-

Originally posted Feb 23, 2007 Published in issue #923 Mar 02, 2007 Order article reprints