Review – The Wind Guardian by Frank Scozzari @ScozzariFrank


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.



Once again, I am left scratching my head as I write this review.  Almost all the reviews are 4* and 5*.  Was I reading a different book to other people?  Apparently not.

Now, although I don’t currently read a lot of thrillers, I used to.  And I enjoy them.  But I confess that I struggled with this one.

The start was very promising – straight into the action and the threat from the nameless villain.  But then the story slowed and became mired in overly detailed descriptions of routines and location.  Whilst to a degree, the scene setting was required, the narrative and characters lost my attention.  I’m afraid, despite a number subsequent attempts to re-engage with the story, I was unable to do so.

I am of the belief that reading should be an enjoyable pastime, and for me, this book didn’t fulfill that brief.  I am aware that I am in the minority on this, but this is a “Did Not Finish”.



purchase links

Amazon US | Amazon UK

About the author

frankFrank 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 Peking to the Paris, on 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.

author links

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