The newest tale from Rick Mofina begins and ends with the whirlwind of the title, which, at 260-300 mph, accompanies tornadoes and the chaos they bring. The story begins at a huge flea market in the Texas town of Wildhorse Heights, in the Dallas/Forth Worth area, where the devastating and almost apocalyptic weather terrorizes those trapped in its path. Jenna Cooper is caught there with your baby boy, Caleb, in the aftermath of which she finds that the apparent good Samaritans who offered to assist her with the baby’s stroller have kidnapped the child.
The reader is soon introduced to 29-year-old Kate Page, an intern reporter at the Dallas bureau of a global news service, a job she desperately needs to win so that she can get out of debt and reunite with her young daughter back in Canton, Ohio. The two women meet when Kate covers the story of the storm and the people affected by it, and having herself suffered the horrific loss of a loved one years ago, she can relate only too well to Jenna’s situation, and feels compelled to follow the investigation, which leads down unexpected avenues. The stakes are raised, and the suspense quotient as well, as the tale plays out.
This is another very good and very fast read from Rick Mofina (although with some graphic violence not for the faint of heart), and is recommended....Continua