by Charles Grant


This book is based on the T.V. show X-Files. Mulder is having a typical week in the FBI until Scully brings in an X-Files from Skinner. People have died in New Mexico, their skin and some muscle is gone, apparently in some sort of skinning that may be ritualistic. The official autopsy report says that they have been flogged but that doesn't explain the sand and dirt embedded deep in places like the navel cavity. Mulder and Scully go to New Mexico to investigate these strange deaths and meet some very strange characters while investigating. Some who want to be left alone, some who want to help, some who want to impress and others who want to get as far away from the FBI as they can. Mulder and Scully have to do their best to solve these strange deaths with the little cooperation that they can get.

For those who don't know what X-Files is

Mulder and Scully are partners in the FBI. Scully was assigned to work with Mulder to give a scientific viewpoint on his wild explanations. They work on the X-Files. X-Files are particularly mysterious or possibly paranormal circumstances that were left unsolved and shelved by the FBI. They seem to indicate paranormal activity, the inexplicable and bizarre, or the suggestion that UFO activity was somehow involved. This book is just one of Mulder and Scully's many adventures together. They work together, from their own viewpoints, to explain the unexplainable.


Compared to other books and shows that have both male and female personal working together, X-Files doesn't have anything going on with Mulder and Scully. They are strictly work partners and remain that way through most of the show. This greatly contradicts the typical work partners ending up, very quickly, involved in a non-work related way. This is clearly shown in the book. There were multiple chances for them to get funky and contradict part of why X-Files is so amazing but they didn't and that is part of the reason that the X-Files are so great in any medium that you experience it.


I was pleasantly surprised with the better characterization of the agents in this book.

This book is a fairly quick read and quite enjoyable, if you like the television series. Even if you haven't seen the show, it is still a good book to read, especially if you like mysteries of the paranormal.

So, if you love The X-Files as much as I do, and really want to know if the truth is out there, maybe Whirlwind will help you get a little closer to it.

This is by far one of the better X-Files books. It has depth and a full story that dose not let you put the book down.

True to the X-Files saga

I first read Ruins and thought 'it was good' then I read Antibodies and was like 'that was great' then I read GroundZero and I was 'that was wonderful' then I read this one, Whirlwind and was speechless, the only way to put is that it should be an episode! byers ali *~*~*~* 'Every life, every day is in danger, that's just life.'