Creston Mapes new novel: Sky Zone

Title:  Sky Zone (Crittendon Files #3)
Author:  Creston Mapes
Pages:  444
Year:  2014
Publisher:  David C. Cook
Jack Crittendon is in a bind.  He is working part-time on the security force at the local athletic arena.  He desperately needs a full-time job as his wife is 8 months pregnant with their third child.  She has had to go back to work full-time to support them after his job as a reporter at a local newspaper ended when the newspaper folded.  He has made friends with one of the security crew, Brian Shakespeare, who is a former Marine and now is obsessed with preparing for an imminent terrorist attack.  He tries to get Jack interested in this, but Jack is hesitant to respond favorably.  They are both working one night as the arena is hosting a presidential hopeful candidate’s speech as well as a Christian music star.
While getting the schedule for the evening’s events from his boss, the crew is alerted to a possible security breach.  This occurs shortly before the event is scheduled to open to the public and both the senator and musician want the event to go forth.  After that, the story takes off like a shot and keeps the thrills notched up until the end.
There are stories within stories that keep this story going nonstop from beginning to end.  I couldn’t put the book down!  This is the best book that I have read by Mr. Mapes to date.  There is enough suspense, action, plot twists, and energy to satisfy the most ardent adrenaline aficionado!  I have read all the Crittendon Files to date and I enjoyed revisiting Jack and Pam and their family as well as being introduced to a great new character in Brian Shakespeare.  I hope he shows up in other of the Crittendon Files.  I am waiting eagerly for the next book in the series and hope I don’t have to wait too long!  Great job Creston!
My rating is 5 stars.

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