Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sky Zone/ the Crittendon Files by Creston Mapes

Sky Zone by Creston Mapes is part political thriller, part family drama, and offers much food for thought on how to deal with the pressure of the times in which we live.

Character Jack Crittendon is an out of work reporter moonlighting for a security firm that oversees large scale events. With baby number three due along with stacks of bills, and a mother-in-law who is both a help and a hindrance, he is at his wit's end.

A terror incident at a venue he is working starts a domino effect touching and connecting his life with others, exposing flaws and highlighting acts of courage and kindness.

You might say that Sky Zone is a novel about grace under fire.

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.


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.


Rachna Chhabria said...

I like political thrillers. Actually, I like all thrillers. Good luck to Creston Mapes.

Cheryl Klarich said...

Rachna, I am also a fan of the "thriller" genre!

Thank you so much for checking out Sky Zone!!

Creston Mapes said...

Let me know how you like Sky Zone! Thanks for posting.

Creston Mapes