Eye of the Sh*t Storm

Jackson Ford. Orbit, $16.99 trade paper (480p) ISBN 978-0-316-70277-5
Ford’s third Frost Files entry is hindered by its simplistic plot and underdeveloped secondary characters. Psychokinetic Teagan Frost has abandoned her dreams of becoming a chef to work as a government operative in a Los Angeles still recovering from the massive earthquake that occurred in Random Sh*t Flying Through the Air. After a run-in with a drug-dealing biker gang, Teagan and her team stumble upon Leo Nguyen, a powerful young boy with the ability to command electricity. Teagan wants to protect this child from her own government program, but her partners, Africa and Annie Cruz, feel otherwise. As Teagan and Leo are pursued by both Teagan’s team and a gifted menace known as the Zigzag Man, Ford works in many opportunities for Teagan to employ her telekinesis in altercations that often feel contrived. Despite frequent action scenes, there is relatively little tension as Teagan and Leo march through a broken L.A. Series fans will be pleased to see Jackson’s edgy and irreverent tone intact, but the predictable plot disappoints. Agent: Ed Wilson, Johnson & Alcock (U.K.). (Apr.)
Reviewed on : 01/11/2021
Release date: 04/27/2021
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror
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