Though Creston Mapes now has six books listed at Amazon.com, this is only the second that I have had the opportunity to read; and it is better than the first in this series, “The Crittendon Files”. Written from an unashamedly Christian perspective, it focuses on the need for forgiveness even under the most difficult of circumstances.
A major industry is destroying the town - and those sworn to protect the town may be having their pockets filled with cash that is being made in the process. If, and how far, Demler-Vargus might go to cover up their pollution and greed remains to be seen. Two reporters, one experienced, one at the beginning of his career, must decide how much risk to take, personally and with their family and friends, to uncover the crimes being committed by those involved. It would not be easy - taking more than one trip across state - to find the answers they are looking for. Poisoning, gun fire, and arson, will give direction to the work that they must finish before it is too late.
I love the fact that the author has managed to weave elements of his previous book into this story without leaving the reader feeling as if he or she has missed significant events. This all leads to a story that the reader cannot put down - one that must be finished before the night is over. Both the plot and the characters must reach a point where lives come together and God is at work. I will look forward to a third book in the series at some future time.
This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are mine alone.