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Available 4.15.24

Poison Town by Creston Mapes


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Also by Creston Mapes:

Sky Zone, June 2014
Paperback / e-Book
Poison Town, February 2014
Paperback / e-Book
Fear Has a Name, June 2013
Paperback / e-Book
Nobody, September 2007
Trade Size
Dark Star, May 2006
Full Tilt, March 2006

Poison Town
Creston Mapes

There's More Than One Kind of Poison in This Town

The Crittendon Files #2
David C. Cook
February 2014
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Featuring: Jack Crittendon
368 pages
ISBN: 1434704874
EAN: 9781434704870
Kindle: B00GNOCIPM
Paperback / e-Book
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Fiction | Literature and Fiction

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.

The Crittendon Files


40 comments posted.

Re: Poison Town

Whoa! Great title. Gets right to it!
(Lisa Hutson 12:13pm January 24, 2014)

This book has it all....mystery, lies, greed, scandal, based on a town in Ohio and a great storyline! Just what a person wants in a well written book. WOW!
C Culp 6:47am January 24, 2014)

Your a new author to me and this really caught my attention. Nice bonus that the 3rd book will be coming out soon. Congrats!
Brenda Rumsey 6:58am January 24, 2014)

We are thrilled with the cover art and title of Poison Town, and you're right,
Brenda, having book 3 (Sky Zone) come out June 1 is a treat for my readers.
Hope you all enjoy Poison Town. Good luck in the contest.
Creston Mapes 7:54am January 24, 2014)

with this dreadful weather...a good book is the remedy...
Mal Kaplan 8:03am January 24, 2014)

Title caught my attention. This book sounds like it has it all, sounds like a book that once I started reading, not putting it down until the end.
Jean Patton 8:40am January 24, 2014)

That is a great title it makes me think about all the
situations we put ourselves in that are not healthy because we
have no other alternative or are unaware of the risk.
Darci Paice 9:02am January 24, 2014)

This is the first I've heard of The Crittendon Files. I'm so fascinated by this subject matter, I'm headed directly on line after this post to find the 1st book of the series. Thanks for sharing!!
Stephanie Strausberger 9:26am January 24, 2014)

The cover of your book looks like any of the industrial towns in the Midwest, and captures the flavor perfectly!! I love stories like this, and it vaguely reminds me of the story Silkwood, although I'm sure that your book is going in a slightly different direction. Since I grew up and still live not that far from where your fictional story is depicted, I can't wait to read your book, to find out how your story unfolds. There isn't a day that goes by where I live, where you read in the local paper that there is some sort of water pollution that has been discovered, or other type of land pollution from a former industry that has been abandoned on a piece of property. With your background, I'm sure this book is going to be part fact, part story, part thriller!! Congratulations!!
Peggy Roberson 9:33am January 24, 2014)

This book sounds like the world we live in. The cover certainly fits the story. Will have to read this one.
Barbara Wells 9:49am January 24, 2014)

You're a new-to-me author. Just checked out your web site and love how easy to navigate it is. Congrats on all the great reviews!
Elaine Seymour 10:07am January 24, 2014)

What a captivating post which caught my interest. Thanks for
this feature and wonderful giveaway.
Sharon Berger 11:34am January 24, 2014)

Thanks to each of you for dropping in. Just know, I don't read boring books, so
I don't write them, either! I love tension, so that is what you'll find in Poison
Town. Peggy, you're on the right track when you mention SILKWOOD. In fact, my
3rd novel, NOBODY, has been optioned as a motion picture. I can see all of my
novels as movies. You guys are great for dropping in. Hope you win a copy!
Creston Mapes 12:03pm January 24, 2014)

Love the title! I can't wait to read this book!
Lisa Glidewell 1:14pm January 24, 2014)

Wow!!! Such an intriguing book. I hope I win!!!!
Susan Mahaffey 3:31pm January 24, 2014)

I read A Civil Action, and this story reminds me of it a bit. Sounds like a great read!
Sandy Fielder 4:21pm January 24, 2014)

Sounds like a great title. Hope that I win a copy of the book. Can't wait to read it.
Sarah Bauman 5:17pm January 24, 2014)

Your book my be so close to the truth, we should all worry.
Theresa Norris 5:40pm January 24, 2014)

What a background to help you with setting, characters and
plot! This sounds excellent.
Mary Ann Dimand 7:00pm January 24, 2014)

I can't wait to start reading this series; it sounds fantastic! I would love to win a copy of POISON TOWN!
Britney Adams 8:48pm January 24, 2014)

Enjoyed your blog and looking forward to reading a great sounding book.
Sheila True 8:50pm January 24, 2014)

sounds like a really good read; adding to my TBR list.
Barbara Studer 9:30pm January 24, 2014)

Wow, Congrats on your new book: POISON TOWN. I like the book
title and book cover too! It really fits the scheme of
things. Your book sounds fascinating and I would love to win
it and read it in the New Year 2014. Thank You very much.
Cecilia CECE
Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez 9:53pm January 24, 2014)

Poison Town makes me think of chemical company or a nuclear plant. It evens makes me think of a wastewater plant but this type of plant are usually very responsible. I can't say the same about chemical company or nuclear plant.
Kai Wong 9:57pm January 24, 2014)

I am all in on this one. Intrigued and can't wait to read it.
Melanie Backus 10:16pm January 24, 2014)

Perfect cover for this book title. It is on my must read list.
Roseann Moss 11:20pm January 24, 2014)

Love the title, and the plot..great cover art also!
Diane Pollock 12:22pm January 25, 2014)

I love thrillers and I can't wait to read your book. (Particularly because I'm from Ohio.)
Jamie Fortney 8:14am January 25, 2014)

Thanks to each of you for dropping in and your comments. Looking forward to
giving some books away. Good luck!
Creston Mapes 9:35am January 25, 2014)

OOOOOOO...can't wait to read this book...
Yvonne McKenzie 11:05am January 25, 2014)

I love the title of this book and the cover art seems to fit perfectly for the story. It sounds like a great book and I congratulate you on it's publication and also thank you for having the giveaway.
Vennie Martinisi 1:53pm January 25, 2014)

can't wait to get this book. I have read every book by this
author and loved every one of them. The first in this series
kept me on the edge of my seat and I will definitely be
reading this one.
Mary Pletz 1:57pm January 25, 2014)

The book sounds AWESOME!, I'm getting this book :)
The first book (Fear Has a Name) looks awesome too.
More books to my TBG pile!

Mindy :)
[email protected]
Mina Gerhart 3:33pm January 25, 2014)

I really enjoyed Fear Has a Name and would LOVE to win this
newest book. Thanks for the opportunity!
Miralee Ferrell 4:21pm January 25, 2014)

Poison Town sounds like a very good edge of your seat type of book and not far from the reality of much of what really is happening all around us today (as many suspected of the fiberglass plant in Ohio). I agree that the cover art for your book is fabulous! I hope your book does well, and I'm going to read your others also.
Linda Luinstra 4:58pm January 25, 2014)

Thanks to each of you for dropping in. Good luck on the giveaway!
Creston Mapes 6:22pm January 25, 2014)

This sounds like Cleveland.....but could be anywhere, anyone. Thanks for the giveaway. Lowe's is the best for just about anything.
Susan Coster 6:50pm January 25, 2014)

Congratulations on your new release! It sounds like an intriguing book. Environmental pollution by big business is a hot topic. Thanks for sharing your inspiration for the story.
Bonnie H 8:18pm January 25, 2014)

The book is awesome and my husband actually works at Lowes :>
Callie Stuck 8:37pm January 25, 2014)

POISON TOWN sounds amazing!!
Mary Preston 12:10pm January 26, 2014)

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