Fans of Grisham & Patterson take note of Todd M Johnson. His second novel, Critical Reaction, is a legal suspense with well crafted characters, plot and dialog. You'll be loosing some sleep over this face-paced, complex, suspense-filled tale. Couldn't put it down. Screen writers should be standing in line to take this one to the cinema!
Kieren becomes convinced that he's been dosed with radiation after an explosion at the nuclear facility where he worked. Secrets, unanswered questions, and a missing employee point to a cover up.
As Kieren and his lawyer friend Emily seek the truth, things get increasingly dangerous.
A legal thriller, fast-paced and well-written, Critical Reaction will keep you turning the pages and rooting for justice.
Despite the company's denial, the suspicious activities following the "incident," lead some to believe that something sinister is going on. To discover the truth, you'll have to read Critical Reaction for yourself!
I enjoyed this book. If you enjoy suspense and the thrill of the hunt for truth, I believe you'll enjoy this book as well.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House with the expectation of an unbiased review.
WHEN A WARNING SIREN (FINALLY) SCREAMS IN THE DESERT NIGHT, THE WORST HAS HAPPENED.
Atfer 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 sabatage or monitor its buildings are told the dangers are under control. But are they really? Then the worst happens - a thunderous explosion in the dead of night. Kieran Mullaney survived the blast, but when threats and silence meet his attemps to discover what really happened, he reconnects with an old friend - inexperienced lawyer Emily Hart. Convinced Hanford is hiding something, they also realize the 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.
This is the first of Todd M. Johnson's books I've ever read and also the first legal thriller I've read but I didn't really like it. Most of the book was boring, I think it was because I never really connected with the characters. It was told more from the perspective of Emily's father than Kieran or Emily and I couldn't identify with him very much. I wish they would've been more suspense, and more development to the romance. There wasn't much to the spiritual aspect either, other than the mention of praying. One thing I did like in the book was a quote from Emily's mother, she said "never sue a teacher, or a farmer. and only take on the fights truly worth fighting," maybe someone who likes lawyer stuff etc would enjoy this book. But I just couldn't seem to get into it.
Book has been provided courtesy of Bethany House a division of Baker