Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Critical Reaction by Todd M. Johnson

Book Description:  When a Warning Siren Screams in the Desert Night, 
the Worst Has Happened
After turning out plutonium for the Cold War, the shuttered Hanford Nuclear Facility's poisoned buildings may be a bigger risk than ever. The men who guard the facility from sabotage or monitor its buildings are told the dangers are under control. But then the worst happens--a thunderous explosion in the dead of night.

Kieran Mullaney survived the blast, but when threats and silence meet his attempts to discover what really happened, he reconnects with an old friend--inexperienced lawyer Emily Hart. Convinced Hanford is hiding something, they also realize their case is sunk without more help. 

Emily's estranged father, Ryan, has the courtroom experience they need, but he's grown jaded and weary of the profession. Still, it's a chance to rebuild ties to Emily, and the deeper he digs, the stranger--and more dangerous--the case gets.

My Thoughts:  Just reading the back of the book gave me goose bumps!  You know the kind of goose bumps that tell you this is going to be one exciting read!  And boy!o!boy!  was it ever!
Kieran and another survived "a thunderous explosion in the dead of the night."
Kieran needs a good lawyer to defend him in court so he looks up an old friend, Emily Hart.  Emily is inexperienced but calls on her dad, a top-dog lawyer  . . . Emily Hart and her estranged, dad, Ryan, are defending Kieran in court after the blast.  
Now Ryan Hart is somewhat jaded, see.it.all type of lawyer and even          though he has experience he may not dig deep enough to free Kieran.  Emily is "new" and fresh and she wants to dig and find the answers to what really happened on the night of the blast!
Go, Emily!  But digging will bring answers and danger!
A great-tastic suspense read (even though it's labeled a legal thriller).
This is a fantastic christian read for all those mystery/suspense/legal thriller reads!  (you know the John Grisham kind of reads!)

*This book was provided by Bethany House*

Don't miss Mr. Johnson's debut novel:

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (November 19, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764210157
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764210150

1 comment:

  1. Great book! I was surprised by how much I liked this book. Highly recommend it too.