Operation Hail Storm by Brett Arquette
Advance Review Copy (ARC) , Book Review / January 12, 2018

Operation Hail Storm by Brett Arquette My rating: 1 of 5 stars I was given this ebook for free by the author. In short: An eccentric rich guy called Hail kills a North Korean bad guy, the US administration notices, sends Hail on a mission to break stuff and sends a female “supermodel” CIA agent, Kara, with him. The story is lousy and the entire book has tons of useless techno babble in it that should simply have been scrapped. One of the main characters puts it very nicely: “That meant nothing to Kara. But she did understand that the ship’s big gun was being loaded and brought online. How it worked, she didn’t care.” Neither do we, especially not after having been treated to pages after pages about steering drones, activating weapons, etc. The protagonist, Hail, is a highly annoying character: Hail is sexist…“It was so damn difficult to register this face, this body, this female package with a hardcore CIA agent.”“It was just so damn difficult to take this supermodel for real.” … a macho with nasty attitudes, seeing himself as “the executioner – an exterminator of vermin”, with a blatant disregard for people in general… “The lieutenant…