Monday, March 17, 2014

CFBA Review: Poison Town by:Creston 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:
Travis waits to have breakfast with his father, reading the newspaper he sees once again the many deaths caused by the fiberglass factory. Someone desperately needed to shut that factory down, before it killed to many people. Travis thinks he's waited long enough and heads to his fathers room only to find a man in black exiting the room. Travis runs into the room finding that his father's IV bag was replaced with some kind of pink poison. And that's when his father started gasping for air.

LJ didn't expect to get a call explaining that someone had tried to poison his father. LJ rushes to the hospital hoping to find out who possibly did this but upon his arrival he finds his father happy as can be as if nothing happened. LJ can't believe his eyes,but he also knows its time to b on guard, who knows what could happen next.

Jack has known LJ and Travis for years, they were all close friends. When he heard of what happened to their father, Jack rushed to the office were they all worked. Jack finds the place vandalized, but it didn't look as if anything was taken. Who would have done such a thing and touch nothing? What was this person after?

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from CFBA.