Zap Bang – a storm-chasing adventure novel

Storm Seekers Book 3: ‘Zap Bang’

‘Zap Bang,’ a storm-chasing adventure novel by Chris Kridler (Storm Seekers, Book 3)

Publisher: Sky Diary Productions
Literature > Adventure
ISBN-10: 098491398X
ISBN-13: 978-0984913985
List price: $3.99 ebook
$14.95 trade paperback

the sequel to Funnel Vision
and Tornado Pinball

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The mission is electrifying,
but danger can be twisted …

For tornado chaser Jack Andreas, an invitation to a lightning study means double the danger. As he sees it, what’s not to love? He’s intrigued by the job and fascinated by pilot Maribeth Lisbon, who must fly a research plane into the zap zone. Maribeth suspects he’s trouble, especially when his charms set off all her alarms. In their way are scheming TV chaser Brad Treat and down-on-his-luck adventurer Aurelius Zane, intent on filming a wedding in front of a twister. The eccentric billionaire who funds the study has a secret agenda. And a mystic with a food truck tests them all. As fearsome storms put them in mortal peril, Jack and Maribeth find their toughest challenge may lie within.The sequel to FUNNEL VISION and TORNADO PINBALL, ZAP BANG concludes Chris Kridler’s Storm Seekers trilogy with action, drama, humor and romance.



“Chris Kridler is an extremely talented writer and shows again in Zap Bang, the third novel in her Storm Seekers trilogy, that she can deliver not only a riveting plot and nuanced, complex characters, but also finely detailed technical aspects of the storm-chaser life. Zap Bang is a feast for weather, atmospheric sciences and aviation geeks, and for fiction lovers of all persuasions. In Zap Bang, we get another welcome dose of hunky storm chaser Jack Andreas. But, just as interesting, we get to know pilot Maribeth Lisbon, an Iraq vet and fiercely independent woman who, nonetheless, can’t help falling for Andreas. The attraction is scintillatingly mutual. Their romance plays out against the backdrop of a dangerous lightning research study in Tornado Alley and involves a carnival crew of quirky secondary characters, including a mysterious elderly shaman/food truck owner who reads the weather of the spiritual world but carries his own deep secrets. Harrowing escapes from twisters, beautiful descriptions of tumultuous cloud phenomena, love, lust, longing, loss and redemption, Zap Bang has it all!”

“Author, storm chaser and journalist Chris Kridler ends her Storm-Seekers trilogy with a ‘Zap Bang.’ Her newest novel follows storm (and women) chaser Jack Andreas as he joins a lightning research project funded by an eccentric billionaire. Jack is paired with veteran and pilot Maribeth Lisbon who will fly a refurbished A-10 Warthog as a part of the coordinated storm chase. Also out chasing is a group filming a reality TV show, ‘Zany Weddings,’ including a less-than-honest storm chaser and an adventure television host. Adding to the mix of interesting characters is a wandering hippie who drives a food truck and dispenses philosophy with his tasty food as he tracks storms and storm chasers. All these people converge for an entertaining, scary and sometimes funny romp across Tornado Alley. There is adventure and romance and some have hidden agendas. Ms. Kridler accurately portrays the beauty and danger of the American Plains during storm season along with the difficulty of the chaser lifestyle. It is not all glamor and often the need for money will override rational decisions. The pace is quick. Her characters are strong. Some are not likeable but are at least interesting and funny. As the third book in a trilogy, there are returning and new characters. One doesn’t have to read the previous books to understand and enjoy this novel. I highly recommend ‘Zap Bang.’ A bit of caution: Don’t start in the late evening as you’ll be sucked in and will stay up too late reading this book.”

“Chris Kridler is at it again with another excellent, keep-you-up-at-night book that is too hard to put down. I loved this book for many reasons. Her accuracy is impeccable in regards to what it’s like to storm chase, the cities, places and towns along the way and all meteorologic terminology. The characters were quirky enough to keep it very interesting yet down-to-earth enough to be believable. You can’t help pulling for Jack and Maribeth to solidify their relationship, yet you understand each’s hesitancy to keep a respectable emotional distance. And I loved that she brought back characters Brad Treat and Aurelius Zane with a scheme to chase storms with another money-making twist. The book has adventure, excitement and sprinkles of humor that actually made me LOL.”

“The billionaire Dr. Y is obsessed with lightning, and he hires Dr. Jack Andreas, a tornado storm chaser, to assist in his latest research project. When Jack meets the gorgeous female pilot involved, sparks begin to fly. As they try to stay on track (there are a few distractions!), the crazies on the road also interfere — some bumbling amateur storm chasers, a psychic doling out spiritual awakening with his gourmet sandwiches, and even a storm chasing truck outfitted to look like a wedding cake. We see the return of Brad Treat, that egomaniac TV show host from the author’s previous novel and the dignified but down-on-his-luck Aurelius Zane (whom I adore! I’m gonna miss that character). This novel is humorous, heart-warming and sexy. I love the ending. A great read!”

Zap Bang is one of those books that will cause sleep-deprived workdays because you won’t be able to put it down. Its author, who writes such evocative descriptions of the passion and power of big skies and big storms, works her sensuous, story-telling magic in alluring and provocative scenes of romance. The hero is sultry, dark, brooding and sexy. His female counterpart is strong, no-nonsense, empowered and sexy. Rather like comic relief used to leaven drama, nutty characters here leaven the intensity, creating a satisfying texture you can sink your teeth into. This is rich, fun stuff. I absolutely loved this book.”

“This third book in Chris Kridler’s Storm Seekers Series is terrific – one of those books that you start reading over coffee at a cafe, and keep reading into the wee hours of the morning. Some of the characters flow over from the first two books in the series, and a few new and very interesting folks join the chasing. This is a great story, with lots of twists, turns, and humor; mixed with magical, romantic, sexy moments. You could read just this book and love it, but I would recommend picking up all three. Start at the beginning and enjoy them all.”