Title: Who Knows the Storm
Author: Tere Michaels
Narrator: Jonathan Young
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
eBook Release Date: 10/17/2014
Audiobook Release Date: 02/25/2015
Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
In a dystopian near future, New York City has become the epicenter of decadence—gambling, the flesh trade, a playground for the wealthy. And underneath? Crime, fueled by “Dead Bolt,” a destructive designer drug. This New City is where Nox Boyet leads a double life. At night, he is the Vigilante, struggling to keep the streets safe for citizens abandoned by the corrupt government and police. During the day, he works in construction and does his best to raise his adopted teenaged son, Sam.
A mysterious letter addressed to Sam brings Nox in direct contact with “model” Cade Creel, a high-end prostitute working at the Iron Butterfly Casino. Suspicion gives way to an intense attraction as dark figures from Nox’s past and the mysterious peddlers of Dead Bolt begin to descend—and put all their lives in danger. When things spin out of control, Cade is the only person Nox can trust to help him save Sam.
My View – Story:
This was very different from anything I have previously read from Tere Michael and as confusing as it sometimes was I really quite enjoyed it.
It appears that the apocalypse has hit New York when storms roll in and changes life as people know it.
Nox Boyet is from a wealthy family but when your father has just been murdered, your mother is in a mental institution and the rain seems to be sinking your world what are you supposed to do? He braves the storm to try and reach and rescue his mother but when he arrives it’s too late but another person there will ensure his life is never the same.
Roll forward 17 years and Nox and his son are alive and well but not really living. Holed up against the world New York never returned to how it was and there are now very clear divide lines between those who have and those who have not. Nox lives in constant fear with only one goal in mind – to protect his son.
There is a drug on the streets known as Dead Bolt and those involved in its production and its sale will do everything and anything needed to protect their product. When Nox’s past meets his present after a meeting with a high class prostitute known as Cade life once again changes.
Cade was feisty and a lot of fun but had no idea initially what he got himself tangled up in. Nox has never had a relationship, life just didn’t work out that way, so he is completely out of his depth when this young man barges into his life.
I think you have to suspend belief for a little of the story but it was fun, intriguing and compelling. Although they live to fight another day the ending was more a HFN and I hope there is a second book coming along soon to give us the answers left open at the end of this story.
My View – Narration:
Jonathan Young was a new narrator for me but definitely someone I would listen to again.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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