Ill Wind: Weather Warden, Book 1 (Unabridged)
by Rachel Caine
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Joanne Baldwin is a Weather Warden. Usually, all it takes is a wave of her hand to tame the most violent weather. But now, she's trying to outrun another kind of storm: accusations of corruption and murder. So, she's resorting to the very human tactic of running for her life.... Her only hope is Lewis, the most powerful warden known. Unfortunately, he's stolen not one but three bottles of Djinn - making him the most wanted man on earth. Still, she's racing hard to find him - before the bad weather closes in fast.
Not your average sci fi/fantasy mystery
If you like fantasy mysteries you might give this one a try. I was looking for a book to read after finishing the last Sookie Stackhouse novel and I read a good review about this series. It's interesting and doesn't have the typical werewolf/vampire element that so many books in this genre seem to be centered on. Instead it's about a secret association of people who control the four elements of the world: earth, air, fire and water. A good narrator, plenty of excitement in the plot, a little sex, and a new outlook on extreme weather phenomenon make this a fun, fast read (or listen).