The Hurricane Lover

The Hurricane Lover During the record smashing hurricane season of a deadly game of cat and mouse unfolds and a stormy love affair is complicated by polarized politics high strung Southern families a full on medi

  • Title: The Hurricane Lover
  • Author: Joni Rodgers
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  • Page: 353
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  • During the record smashing hurricane season of 2005, a deadly game of cat and mouse unfolds and a stormy love affair is complicated by polarized politics, high strung Southern families, a full on media circus, and the worst disaster management goat screw in US history As Hurricane Katrina howls toward the ill prepared city of New Orleans, Dr Corbin Thibodeaux, a Gulf CoaDuring the record smashing hurricane season of 2005, a deadly game of cat and mouse unfolds and a stormy love affair is complicated by polarized politics, high strung Southern families, a full on media circus, and the worst disaster management goat screw in US history As Hurricane Katrina howls toward the ill prepared city of New Orleans, Dr Corbin Thibodeaux, a Gulf Coast climatologist and storm risk specialist, preaches the gospel of evacuation, weighed down by the fresh public memory of a spectacularly false alarm a year earlier Meanwhile, Shay Hoovestahl, a puff piece reporter for the local news, stumbles on the story of a con artist who uses storm related chaos as cover for identity theft and murder Laying a trap to expose the killer, Shay drags Corbin into her agenda, which goes horribly awry as the city s infrastructure crumbles.The Hurricane Lover is a fast paced tale of two cities, two families, and two desperate people seeking shelter from the storm.The author, a NYT bestselling ghostwriter living on the Gulf Coast, writes knowingly about the dramatic megastorms, weaving in authentic meteorology and riveting transcripts of actual emails sent and received by FEMA director Michael Brown later released through the Freedom of Information Act OM TRISKELE BOOK BLOG The Hurricane Lover is the story of two former lovers from polar ends of the deep political divide who collide sexually, emotionally and in every other way as Hurricane Katrina rolls over New Orleans and a predatory serial killer called Queen Mab takes advantage the ensuing chaos Corbin is a meteorologist, one of the best hurricane forecasters around a liberal, a Democrat and an alcoholic Shay is a small time TV presenter, fobbed off with stories about ice cream and Ziploc bags a former beauty queen and daughter of a wealthy and influential Republican He is on the trail of Katrina and she is on the trail of Queen Mab I have never been to Louisiana or to Texas where part of the action takes place , nor have I ever lived through a hurricane But there is a filmic quality to the writing that means that the book played out in my mind in a series of vivid images Rodgers has an ear, too, for the rich language of the Louisiana colourful, gutsy and laced with Old French Katrina, of course, provides a gift of a setting for any thriller No one reading it can doubt that the jeopardy of the hurricane is real no need here for writerly exaggeration And Queen Mab is a frighteningly plausible killer a modern take on an old nightmare, using the Internet to lure her victims into traps she baits with their own lusts Shay and Corbin have a chemistry that flies off the page They are an impossible pairing, striking sparks off each other at every encounter, yet you find yourself rooting for them to find a way past their differences and be together, because they are also perfect for each other The book has an undoubted political edge It s hard to miss the deep underlying anger at the woefully inadequate response to the hurricane It comes through in Corbin s railing against head in the sand attitude of the authorities, and also in the verbatim reproduction, as chapter headings, of published emails to and from the Head of FEMA the organisation charged with preparing for and coping with the disaster Yet Rodgers avoids polemic by giving the opposition their own rounded, sympathetic characters This is a powerful book that deserves to be read both for the yarn it spins and for the real life story it uncovers.Highly Recommended.

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    1. The Hurricane Lover, in part, is a story about bad, murdering weather. Weather that’s named Katrina in this case, and what happens when people, when entire cities, don’t pay attention. It’s about how some people get off on danger. They want to go out and howl. They want to hurl themselves at it and into it. As an entire city is brought to it’s knees by some of the most dangerous weather ever, they use it to make something and take something like some hapless victim’s identity, even the [...]

    2. 4.5 stars! I really liked this book a lot! Although it grossed me out really thinking about what was in those waters after the hurricane hit in New Orleans. I guess I knew it was bad, but I never really actually thought about what could be in it. Gross! As that was such a historical event, I'm sure we all have our own Hurricane Katrina or Rita stories. That was such a weird summer. The book really did a good job of describing the destruction and how the people actually dealt with it going throug [...]

    3. Okay I feel bad about giving this three stars because it was a good book, however. There is far too much going on. The serial killer plot is almost irrelevant. So much so that I forgot that was happening at one stage and felt thrown when it was mentioned again. I felt like it would have been so much better if they had just focused on the disaster of the hurricanes because they were bad enough and it took away from it a little. However overall this wasn't a bad book and I enjoyed reading about th [...]

    4. The Hurricane Lover by Joni Rodger is an awesome and outstanding read that starts up on the first page and does not let up until the very last page! The main story is about Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and the devastation of life and home and hope it left behind in its horrendous wake. The story caught me in its grip early on and I found myself holding my breath when one of the characters, Shay a young woman, has to get herself to safety after the flood has started and she sees dead rats, snakes, [...]

    5. This book really hit home with me. Being a born and raised Louisiana Coon-ass, I totally related to the book. Having to see and listen to the terrible Katrina news and lived thru Rita, those storms are something I will soon not forget.Dr. Corbin Thibodeaux, a man of number and hurricanes and Shay Hoovestahl, a news reporter.Starts right before Katrina hit New Orleans that frightful day in 2005.Ends after hurricane Rita wipes Cameron Parish off the map.Chasing a murderer and falling in love, this [...]

    6. Breezy, sexy, lots of wit. This is a romantic thriller, and while my tastes in murder books tend to run a bit darker, I'm really happy to have discovered this book, mainly for Rodgers' jazzy take on a city I love. Really enjoyed how she frames the fiction with actual emails and reports--such a blend is tricky, but in this case the fiction is genuinely enhanced. Probably the best "work" Brownie ever did.

    7. Having lived in New Orleans for 10 years (WAY pre-Katrina) I love books about the city. And I've also lived most of my life in hurricane zones (Cape Cod, New Orleans and south Florida) so the Hurricane Lover was a "must read" for me. Not "literature" by a long shot, but for me it was an enjoyable read, especially Rodgers descriptions of the flooded city.

    8. The storyline was good, but a bit disjointed. I really enjoyed the details on the events of Katrina though. Well-written.

    9. (I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.)During the record-smashing hurricane season of 2005, a firebrand meteorologist and an ambitious journalist come together to catch a con artist who uses chaos as cover for identity theft and murder. A deadly game of cat and mouse unfolds alongside their stormy love affair, complicated by polarized politics, high-strung Southern families, a full-on media circus, and the worst disaster management goat screw in US [...]

    10. Anyone like disaster movies? Did you watch the Poseidon Adventure, Towering Inferno, Volcano, Deep Impact? I have to admit that I did and - even more shocking! - have even watched repeats, wrapped up in a blanket and dosed with flu remedies. Written by Joni Rodgers, an experienced novelist and ghost writer, the Hurricane Lover would make an excellent script for another and I’d probably watch that too, with or without the honey and lemon. It’s based on the phenomenon of the two mega-hurricane [...]

    11. Romantic thriller set against the backdrop of the dreadful hurricane season of 2005. Starring Katrina and Rita with a good supporting cast.

    12. Please check out all of my reviews at ultraviolentlit!The Hurricane Lover is set in New Orleans during the summer of 2005 – it is hurricane season, and the novel is heavy with tension because we as readers know that Hurricane Katrina is on its way. The novel focuses on the experiences of two people, along with their families – as the storm builds, during its climax, and as they bear witness to the horrific aftermath.Corbin is a Gulf Coast climatologist who begs the citizens of New Orleans to [...]

    13. To use the vernacular, The Hurricane Lover blew me away.While some of us were sitting high and dry watching the coverage of Katrina on the wide screens, Shay and Corbin (and Ms.Rodgers) were wading through the fetid brackish sewage in what was left of "Nawlins;" Rodgers as a Red Cross volunteer, Shay and Corbin as the well-drawn main characters in Ms. Rodgers's entertaining retrospective of Katrina followed closely by Rita.The Hurricane Lover is a murder mystery, a thriller, and an exposé of "H [...]

    14. The Hurricane Lover is the story of two former lovers from polar ends of the deep political divide who collide – sexually, emotionally and in every other way – as Hurricane Katrina rolls over New Orleans and a predatory serial killer called Queen Mab takes advantage the ensuing chaos.Corbin is a meteorologist, one of the best hurricane forecasters around – a liberal, a Democrat and an alcoholic. Shay is a small-time TV presenter, fobbed off with stories about ice cream and Ziploc bags – [...]

    15. The cast of The Hurricane Lover by Joni Rodgers is relatively small. But the author gets a lot of mileage by creating two interesting, likable, compelling lead characters. Former lovers Shay Hoovestahl and Corbin Thibodeaux come together during Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. One witty description says, "Shay Hoovestahl was not a reasonable person, he told himself. Common sense couldn't sway her any more than a red plastic fireman's hat could ward off lightning." The dialogue in the book is gr [...]

    16. The Hurricane Lover by Joni Rodgers will perk readers'interest from the first page until the last. The suspense of what's happening builds up with every page. Readers will be drawn into each character's life as the story unfolds. Joni Rodgers definitely knows how to create an educational, realistic, yet thrilling read. Readers will get a weather education, while experiencing hands-on the adventure and culture of this stunningly well-written plot. I could not believe all the reserch that went int [...]

    17. How do I put this without seeming like I'm being a whiny brat? I really don't like this book. And I'll be honest, the reasons I don't like it are that for a mystery/thriller it moves quite slowly and the characters just, well, suck.First, the pace of the book. Come on. I'm over half-way through the book and they literally JUST discovered the dead body and who the dead body was. What? A mystery/thriller that doesn't have a murder victim until after the half-way point? Granted, the guy was killed [...]

    18. This is the story of a paleoclimatologist and a TV reporter in New Orleans, Houston, and Galveston during Katrina and Rita in the summer of 2005. He’s a PhD hunk with a drinking problem. She’s an assertive beauty with a rich daddy. Though the plot is totally improbable, there are many plot twists that kept me reading (barely), and the meteorology is interesting, though there’s too little of it. Descriptions of being within the flooding in New Orleans are detailed and believable. There is n [...]

    19. 2.5/5 This book centers on a ragtag group of fairly unlikable characters and hurricanes. Oh yeah, and there's a serial killer. The author throws in the serial killer bit when the plot's getting slow, but it isn't the main focus of the novel, which is strange to say the least. The best part of the book were when the author worked in real emails from the FEMA head and news reports. Too bad these drop off after the Katrina section of the book.I'm not really sure what else to say about this book. I [...]

    20. Thriller based on the hurricanes of 2005Corbin Thibodeaux, a paleoclimatologist and hurricane expert, warns the powers-that-be about the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the city of New Orleans. Other characters such as his brother, sister-in-law, ex-girlfriend also feature as the impact of Katrina destroys New Orleans.At the same time, someone is targeting hurricane lovers, having sex with them, killing and robbing them.The writing is engaging and descriptive and the plot pulls the reader in as i [...]

    21. This book is alright. I've been into thrillers a lot lately so the description of the book caught my eye and I had to check it out. I like the idea of the plot, but for me, it took way too long to get into any real action and by the time it got to the exciting stuff, I wasn't as interested as I was in the beginning. I could not stand Shay at all and I found myself wanting to punch her in the face. I feel that for this being a thriller that the middle of the book was slow and lagging with no real [...]

    22. Once I start a book I like to finish it. This book was a little slow in the beginning, then I got hooked, then I started to lose interest but I did finish the book. All in all I enjoyed the book it just seemed to jump around a lot.

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