Critical Reaction by Todd Johnson is a winner!. I read his first book Deposit Slip and was amazed by his writing and was thrilled to get this book to review.
Could this storyline really happen in the United States? A shuttered Hanford Nuclear Facility building that is poisoned from plutonium from the Cold War is at risk and is kept guarded from sabotage. Then the worst happens-and explosion in the middle of the night. There is a survivor Kiernan Mullaney, who attempts to find out what happened and threats start impeding his progress. He connects with an old friend, Emily Hart who is and inexperienced lawyer and they both think Hanford is hiding something but how will they find out the truth. Emily enlists the help of her estranged father, Ryan, who has courtroom experience they need. They set out to find out the truth, but the deeper they dig, the danger escalates. This is just a snippet of what the story has to offer.
This book has it all: legal thriller, drama, intrigue, complicated plot, corruption, cover-ups, which make this book a real page turner. There are very few books that keep you guessing throughout the book and this definitely did. I loved the characters and their unique personalities. You can tell the author is a lawyer and his craft is writing legal thrillers and I look forward to his next book.
Thanks to Bethany House for my free copy just for my honest opinion of this book