Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Poison Town by Ceston Mapes

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Poison Town
David C. Cook (February 1, 2014)
Creston Mapes


Creston has fond memories of his boyhood in Bath, Ohio, where he became enchanted with his future wife, way back in the fourth grade. His father, Bernie, owned and operated The Weathervane Furniture Shop in town. The whole family lived right upstairs in the century-old house known as "The Shop."

Creston studied journalism at Bowling Green State University, then began his writing career. During the past 30 years, he has worked as a reporter, corporate copywriter, creative director, freelance writer, and author.


There's More Than One Kind of Poison in This Town

People are sick and dying. Rumors are swirling. Some claim chemicals leaking from a manufacturing plant are causing the cancer that's crippling people on the poor side of Trenton City, Ohio. Yet nothing at the plant appears amiss.

The problem remains a mystery until reporter Jack Crittendon's long-time mechanic falls ill and he investigates. Soon Jack becomes engulfed in a smokescreen of lies, setups, greed, and scandal.

The deeper he digs, the more toxic the corruption he uncovers. As he faces off with the big-time players behind the scenes and tries to beat the clock before more people die, he realizes the chillingly unthinkable--he knows too much.

If you'd like to read the first chapter of Poison Town, go HERE.

My review:
  The first book I read by Creston Mapes, was the first book in The Crittendon Files, Fear Has a Name. I was impressed with the book, and was eagerly waiting for the second book, Poison Town, to come out.

 This sequel doesn't disappoint. I really like the main character and am glad to see the series is going to revolve around him. In this book, he does some investigative journalism that endangers himself, his family, and others, and the idea is explored how important is justice and getting to the bottom of a crime, if it puts ones your love in danger. And also, how far will a company go to cover up their mistakes.

  Nothing against the first book the series, as I loved it, but I thought this book was even better. It had a better and more complicated plot, a lot more bad guys and action, and a lot more suspense. I started reading it soon after I got it, and read it through in one sitting, something I do when a book is hard to put down, and this one was. 

  I was more than satisfied with this sequel, and can't wait to see what is in store next for the hero of this series.

   This is a series men will enjoy reading, as well as women. And I would recommend reading the first book before you read the second, as there are several references to what happened in book one, and it will make a lot more sense if you have read them in order.