The book is the second in a series of six stand alone novels in the STORMWATCH series. Each is written by a different author and this is the only one of the series I have read.
I found the plot to be a little unrealistic. That thousands of people would be stranded in an airport during an intense winter storm is reasonable. That there would be a secret High Containment lab containing deadly pathogens under the airport is the unrealistic part. Hinze spends some time trying to convince us why it is there but I just cannot see it.
The action and suspense is minimal. Terrorist do attack but the suspense is rather lack luster. The only suspense in the plot was really whether two people who knew each other in their teen years will rekindle the flame. I found it odd and disconcerting that Mason (bio-containment specialist) and Emma (security consultant) would be pleasantly chatting away when there is supposed to be a real concern over more terrorists invading the dangerous lab.
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My rating: 3/5 stars.
Vicki Hinze is a USA Today best selling and award winning author and has written over 35 books. She has an MA in Creative Writing and a PhD in Philosophy. She lives in northwest Florida. You can find out more at https://vickihinze.com/ .
Magnolia Leaf Press, 197 pages.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book through NetGalley. My comments are an independent and honest review.