Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite
Daniel Mayhew was a weather researcher. He found storms exhilarating but knew they were deadly. He developed a theory to dissipate a storm before it could come to shore. “Sub-Zero could prevent loss of lives, property and save billions of dollars.” Kelly recognizes the threat of global warming. She develops a theory concerning a category 6 hurricane. She suggests the government buy up coastal land and allow it to return to nature. Of course, both Daniel and Kelly’s solutions are unpopular with the government and received little support from most people. Once the two of them begin to work together, things begin to happen. A secret organization known as Lucky Thirteen (made up mostly of oil tycoons) is determined to stop Daniel and Kelly. Then, the unthinkable happens. A category 6 is building. Will Daniel’s Sub-Zero work? Can they implement it in time to save Daniel’s father?
Ultimate Storm has much potential. With a little work, it can be a fabulous book. The plot is remarkable. The dialogue is often difficult. At times, it is a little stiff and contrived. Daniel and Kelly are interesting characters. The scene between Daniel, Alex, Phil, and Pat was well done. Pat and Phil each had distinctive voices.
It is obvious the purpose behind the writing of this book. The author wanted to shine focus on global warming. Arnaldo Ricciulli, you succeed. As citizens of planet Earth, we should all be interest in preserving nature. Kelly made a lot of sense when she discussed retuning the coastline to nature. Will it ever happen? I doubt it. Just as the plot demonstrated, people are greedy and only willing to look out for themselves.