The Wind Guardian by Frank Scozzari


The author sent me a copy (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review.


My rating:  4  of  5  stars

(by Goodreads)

The ultimate threats facing United States come to life in Frank Scozzari’s fast-paced thriller. With the help of an inside man, a group of determined terrorists siege a nuclear power plant, intending to spread radiation and wreak destruction into the world.

The only thing standing in their way are two misfit security guards, who return to their posts and realize what is happening in the power plant. The two soon find themselves in a battle against time and odds, as the terrorists facing them will stop at nothing to accomplish their goals.

The Wind Guardian exposes the vulnerability of a terrorist attack on one of our nation’s nuclear power plants from an insider’s perspective


Genre(s):  Thriller

Series:  n.a.

Length:  297 pages

Release Date:  2015-11-01



And thinking of the power plant, Cameron recalled the first time he set eyes on it. He was humming along the access road on his first day to work when suddenly, ahead, there were two enormous white domes. To him it appeared as if Poseidon had misplaced two huge Trojan helmets on the Pacific shoreline.


My Opinion

This book introduces you to 28-year-old Cameron Taylor, in love, night shift security guard in a nuclear power plant.

With The Wind Guardian, Frank Scozzari has created an intriguing thriller with a mischievous main character. The story comprises several plot lines with interesting characters of sufficient depth. I had a great time reading The Wind Guardian – it is a thrilling and fast-paced read. I was drawn into the story right away, being Cameron’s invisible shadow. He is a quite likeable character, not always the most reliable according to his peers; the more you learn about him, the more you might be inclined to appreciate him. The story is expertly plotted and has some interesting turns; your inevitable questions about the who and why are all answered in the end.

This is for you if you like fast-paced reads, thrillers and the good vs. evil scenario.


In brief:

Writing Great
Plot Some twists
Mood Suspenseful
Pace Fast
Characters Developed
Violence Some violence
Sexual content Some sexual content
POV Third person


About the author

Frank Scozzari was born in Bay Shore, New York. He moved to California as a child, where he attended and graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He now resides on the California Central Coast. An avid adventurer, he hobo’ed his way across America at age eighteen, twice trekked the John Muir Trail, backpacked through Europe, camel-backed the ruins of Giza, jeep-trailed the length of the Baja peninsula three times, globe-trotted from China to the Pyrenees to the White Nights of northern Russia, and once climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro – the highest point in Africa.

A four-time Pushcart Prize nominee, his award-winning short stories have appeared in numerous literary magazines including The Emerson Review, Berkeley Fiction Review, Tampa Review, War Literature & the Arts (U.S. Air Force Academy), Pacific Review, Eleven Eleven, The Bitter Oleander, South Dakota Review, Minetta Review (NYU), Hawaii Pacific Review, Ellipsis Magazine, The Nassau Review, The MacGuffin, Reed Magazine, The Broken Plate, Roanoke Review, and Short Story America, and have been featured in literary theater.


Connect with the Author:

Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about The Wind Guardian?  Or – if you did not yet read The Wind Guardian – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

My question for you cinephiles:
If The Wind Guardian was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂

Review – From Afar: A Memoir by Frank Scozzari



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