Sunday, July 10, 2011

Review: Eyewall by H.W. "Buzz" Bernard

  • Paperback: 246 pages
  • Publisher: Bell Bridge Books (April 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 161194001X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1611940015

Product Description


No one was aware of the storm's sudden force.

Not the Hurricane Hunter crew trapped in its center.

Not the family marooned on a resort island while searching for their missing teen.

A deadly Category Five hurricane has never hit the Georgia coast in modern times.

Until now.

"You can't put it down." - Jack Williams, science author and founding weather editor at USA Today

"A one-sitting, white-knuckle read." -Vicki Hinze, award-winning author of Deadly Ties

"An angry hurricane collides with the frailty and heroism of human nature...exciting and emotional." -Michael Buchanan, co-author and screenwriter of The Fat Boy Chronicles and Micah's Child

"An edge-of-the-seat, action read of the finest quality." -Elizabeth Sinclair, author of Hawks Mountain

St. Simons Island, Georgia, has never been hit by a Category 5 hurricane. Until now. No one predicted the storm's sudden force. A crippled Air Force recon plane, trapped in the eye of a violent hurricane. An outspoken tropical weather forecaster, fired from his network TV job before he can issue a warning: the storm is changing course and intensifying. A desperate family searching for a runaway daughter on Georgia's posh St. Simons Island, cut off from escape as the hurricane roars toward them. A marriage on the rocks; an unrequited sexual attraction; a May-December romance. All will be swept up by the monster storm. Get ready for a white-knuckle adventure.

About The Author

H.W. "Buzz" Bernard is a retired meteorologist who worked for thirteen years at the Atlanta-based Weather Channel. He considers St. Simons Island his second home. Visit him at

My Review

Eyewall is a well written and very gripping thriller.  This book is hard to put down.  The book moves between three interconnecting stories of people who are all interacting with Hurricane Janet as it heads straight for St. Simon's Island on the Georgia coast.  The story follows the Hurricane Tracker crew who fly into the eye of the hurricane to test its intensity.  It follows the Weather Channel staff who determine the hurricane is stronger and more dangerous than anyone else predicts.  And it follows a family that was falling apart but now must work together to survive Hurricane Janet.

This book races along just like the hurricane that is bearing down on St. Simon's Island.  It is an excellent thriller and is just in time for hurricane season!

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