Monday, June 23, 2014

Sky Zone by Creston Mapes

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

Who doesn’t love a triple treat?  3 scoops of ice cream or 3 different types of seafood or pasta on your plate.  Yes, the world is a much better place when you get to enjoy them in threes.  And not you get that in the reading world as well.  The third book in the Crittendon files by Creston Mapes is out just a few short months after the second book was released.  This will make for some terrific Summertime reading if you haven’t read any books in this series.  Yes, I will admit it openly and proudly that I just finished both of these books this past weekend.  The second book, “Poison Town”, has been in my To Be Read pile since it came out, but I always had something else to pick up to read instead.  When I got my copy of “Sky Zone”, I knew that I had a great weekend of reading planned, I just had to find the right weekend.  This weekend was it, and I wasn’t the least bit disappointed

Jack Crittendon is back in the third installment of the Crittendon Files.  We pick up the story that Jack has now been laid off as the newspaper he worked for has succumbed to the economy and shut their doors.  With work scarce to come by, this puts the full-time work back onto his wife, Pam.  Pam, now 8 months pregnant, is also maneuvering around her recently widowed mother and making sure that she is taken care of.  Jack, in order to get some kind of work, signs up for a rally of presidential candidate Martin Sterling featuring a well-known Christian musician.  His hopes of spending a quiet night at the rally ends when terrorists take over the arena.  Can Jack and his friend Brian team up to stop the terrorists before its too late?  How does Pam figure into this mess?  Haven’t I seen that Christian musician before?  Take off your earphones and run to your nearest bookstore and go BUY THIS ENTIRE SERIES!!!

Do you ever finish a book and just wonder how the author does it?  How does an author put together not one book, but three books that contain such great writing and intrigue, that you can never get enough?  In this last book from Creston Mapes in the Crittendon Files, Creston gives us a novel that is current in its theme and relevant to society today.  As we grapple with emotions over terrorism and how it can change our everyday lives, he provides us with a book that is emotionally engaging and spiritually inspiring   I always try to find a moral or a thought to live by out of each of Creston’s stories.  In this story, I feel that he is reminding us of the importance of living out our faith because people are watching us and realizing that what is the most important in life is right in front of us at all times.  This is fast-paced fiction with plenty of twisting and turning and more hair-raising adventures. I'm fairly certain that this will be one book that you won’t be able to put down.

Is this a "guy's book"?  This is another great “guy’s books” by Creston that should be in every guy’s pile of books to read.  With terrorists, adventures, and continuous intrigue this is one book that you will be glad you picked up.

About The Author

Creston Mapes is the author of the #1 Amazon bestselling Christian fiction mystery, Nobody, along with the bestselling Christian fiction thrillers Fear Has a Name, Dark Star and Full Tilt. His early years as a reporter inspire many of his novels.
A journalist, copywriter, and editor, Creston works from his home-office in Atlanta for some of the nation's top media companies, Christian ministries, and nationally-recognized corporations, including Chick-fil-A, Coke, ABC-TV, and The Weather Channel. In addition to Creston's novels and freelance writing, he has ghostwritten and edited seven non-fiction titles.
Creston is married to his hometown sweetheart, Patty. They have a close-knit family, with four great children, several pets, and a growing number of cars.

I received this book from the publisher in partnership with the Book Fun Network in exchange for my honest opinion.

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