1) Unlike Barnes' previous books, Mother of Storms has a fairly large cast of viewpoint characters.
2) But even the Evil American Corporate Magnate is a pretty likable guy.
3) They're not all necessarily good guys, either, although with the hurricanes wreaking wholesale destruction upon the world's coastal areas, ethical categories tend to become irrelevant.
4) This usually irritates me, but I didn't mind it here, and their interactions are well-handled and informative, although occasionally in moving those about the author's manipulations are a bit blatant. (Especially when one character's ex-girlfriend, who has just undergone a sudden and not entirely credible change in personality, is swept up by a Plot Device in Shining Armor and transported directly across most of Mexico and a good bit of the States to where she happens to bump into another viewpoint character.)