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Squall

Squall

MAYHEM. MURDER. RETRIBUTION. (THIS BOOK is RATED-R FOR LANGUAGE by the publisher.)

Bush pilot and family man Tom Stokes is about to face the worst day of his life. On a clear winter morning, he sets out in his Cessna 180 to do some repai

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  1. William Greer says:
    101 of 102 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    OUTSTANDING!, December 2, 2015
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    I read this exciting novel today, even taking it to a doctor appointment.
    As I’ve begun to expect from Mr Costello, he gives us a solid thriller in the ordinary-people-in-extraordinary-circumstances subgenre.
    Nothing is wasteful or wasted in Costello’s writing–neither in his sentences, nor in his plotting.
    The subplots flow directly from the main plot, and their final integration is natural and properly timed.
    His characters are worth rooting for, even occasionally a bad guy.
    This is the second thriller I’ve read by Costello. I’m gonna start another tomorrow.
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  2. Chester Patton says:
    71 of 76 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The Plug!, August 13, 2015
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    “Squall” is a good read. Like his other novels, Costello keeps us engaged throughout with inventive plotting and plausible characterization. Costello reminds me of another popular novelist, Bostonite Joseph Finder. There are similarities, as well, with K.R. Dwyer, a writer I discovered a few decades ago while sacking a small library in Cuba. Dwyer had a style of writing that pulled you deep into the narrative, creating an engagement between author and reader that was somehow companionable. Dwyer, of course, turned out to be a pre-famous pseudonym of Dean Koontz. I felt pretty smart to discover him so early in his career, but beyond that, the quality of such writing has several elements: it’s relatable, it’s absorbing, and it’s satisfying. Costello’s book has these qualities.
    With enviable skill, the prose of this book is crafted in such a way that the reader actually enters the described world-creation; one can imagine oneself in this increasingly familiar landscape. This finely rendered illusion convinces the reader that, yes, this is a world that I can almost see myself in, and the actions of the people therein are logical given the circumstances, and perhaps what I myself might do (relatable). The familiar or mundane is alternated with the unfamiliar or threating influence that creates the narrative friction or conflict. It creates the virtual thrill of risk for the reader.
    The book is absorbing, in that the narrative never flags, but continues developing in unexpected and entertaining ways. The clash of stability (declining) and danger (increasing) sustains your attention. This is what turns a book from a read into a companion, which is the real joy of reading fiction. When you carry the book with you to read a few pages at lunch, while waiting in the car for your wife, or during her game shows (ick), you’re definitely hooked, experiencing escapism at its best.
    Finally, the book is satisfying, in terms of resolution and impact. “Squall,” in a way exhibited by Finder and Koontz, withstands deeper scrutiny into its structure, renderings and transitions. The ending, with unexpected and expected elements, feels right. That is truly satisfying.
    A quick comment about language. Some reviewers take issue with Costello’s use of “street language.” Why? Perhaps they haven’t been on a bus, watched a movie or listened to music in recent years. There is a coarsening of the culture that is reflected in our media and art. Sorry about that. Emily Bronte would be appalled. When Costello’s dialogue or narration slips into the gritty vernacular it is not gratuitous, it is reflective of the character being developed. It can be shocking, but these are purposefully shocking representations. The narrative, slipping into the mind of the criminal, is actually, at times, masterfully rendered, truthful and thematically appropriate.
    I don’t care for reviews that summarize plots. I try to share the emotional and intellectual payoffs or shortcomings of a book. “Squall” is typical of Costello’s work, which guarantees you a good time and a cheap virtual vacation. Buy it now. And may you always be able to reach the plug.
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  3. Joseph Pampani says:
    33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Squall has a very fine knit plot that leaves the reader totally in the …, January 23, 2015
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    Mr Costello never fails to deliver suspence and entrigue. Squall has a very fine knit plot that leaves the reader totally in the dark as to what happens next. The book’s dark character encircles a near do well theif and his psychotic girlfriend and their entangled with mob activity intertwined with an accomplished pilot in Northern Ontario and his family. The outcome is priceless and unsuspected or predictable.I truly enjoyed reading it and once you pick it up, it’s very hard to put down until you’re done reading it.
    Book well written,
    Joseph Pampani
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    He ran back in to tell everyone he’d seen some bright lights in the sky and that everyone ought to come look. in one member of the Sutton clan, Upon stepping away from the Suttons plus one encountered:

    , A luminous, Three and a half foot tall being with a big head, good, weak, sharpened ears, good eyes, And hands with talons at its ends. The toy, Either made of or simply dressed up in silvery metal, Had its hands mentioned,

    After seeing these figures taken from the woods, Showing the commonly used sign of surrender, The Suttons did the only way they could do: look to kill their asses.

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