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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sky Zone

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Sky Zone
David C. Cook (June 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.

Creston can be reached through the Contact link on his Website.


A rally for a controversial presidential candidate.
A terrorist threat.
A nightmare of cataclysmic proportions. 

Jack and Pamela Crittendon have hit the breaking point. After months out of work as a reporter, Jack is playing Mr. Mom and working part-time at Festival Arena with his survivalist friend Brian Shakespeare. Meanwhile, Pamela has gone back to work full-time while eight months pregnant. Having her recently widowed mother on hand isn't making matters any easier. With financial pressures boiling, Jack reports for duty at a rally for controversial presidential candidate Martin Sterling where he expects a mindless night on the job. But when Homeland Security picks up intel about a potential terrorist threat, Jack and Shakespeare are thrust into a life-or-death battle to save their own lives--and the lives of thousands of innocent people.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Sky Zone, go HERE.

My Thoughts:
This is the third and final installment in Mapes' series The Crittendon Files.  While each book can be read as a stand alone novel, I would recommend reading all three!  Mapes is a genius writer with a unique gift of taking themes straight from the headlines and incorporating them into a story that grabs you from the beginning pages and doesn't let you go until the very end.  Mapes' characters are believable and genuine. The twists and turns in his plot will leave you dizzy.
You will love John Crittendon's character!  He's a "real" man with "real" struggles.  Mapes touches on so many aspects of a good relationships, struggles in faith, fear, love, suspense, mystery.  Mapes quickly became one of my favorite authors with the first book in this series Fear Has A Name.  He solidified his books' place on my keeper shelf with the second book Poison Town.  After finishing Sky Zone, I can't wait to see what comes from Mapes' gift next!
Read this series, all three books.  You will not be disappointed.

Happy Reading,