This is the second book in the Crittendon Files Series, and it is a fabulous follow up to Fear Has a Name. Again, Mapes had me sitting on the edge of my seat as I cheered for the 'good guys' to beat the corrupt corporation that was poisoning the town of Trenton City, Ohio.
It would be helpful to read Fear Has a Name before you read Poison Town, but there is probably enough back story that you can figure this one out without it.
Jack Crittendon gets thrown into a tough story, which his boss for some reason doesn't want him to research. In the midst of this struggle, he is dealing with a personal issue where forgiveness is needed but almost impossible to grant.
I will always pick up a new Creston Mapes book! Highly recommended.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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.
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.