If you don't yet have a Creston Mapes section on your fiction bookshelves, all I can say is make room! I happened upon his book, Nobody, about a year or so ago and immediately wanted to read everything he'd written. Creston, a former reporter who lives in Atlanta, is a gifted author who writes Christian mystery thrillers that are crafted with so much suspense and tension, I can't flip the pages fast enough - literally! I don't know how he does it, but every book he writes is better than the last, and they all leave me absolutely breathless.
His newest release, Sky Zone, is Book #3 of The Crittendon Files and one of the best books I've read in years. It sucked me in on page one and kept me reading until I finished the 438-page book in less than 24 hours. That's never happened before!
Here's the blurb:
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, Pam has gone back to work full-time while eight months pregnant. 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 attack, Jack and Shakespeare are thrust into a life-and-death battle to save themselves - and thousands of innocent people.
Fear Has a Name, Book 1 in the series, was the 2013 Romantic Times Readers Choice Award for Best Inspiration Thriller-Suspense Novel. Book 2, Poison Town, released earlier this year with huge acclaim. And while it's usually preferable to read a series in order, each is a stand-alone novel as well. I promise once you read Sky Zone you'll want to order all of Creston Mapes' titles. I'd put him right up there alongside John Grisham, Randy Alcorn, Chris Fabry, or James Scott Bell. He's that good.
Diane Moody, author of The Runaway Pastor's Wife and Of Windmills & War