Reviewer Conny Withay:Operating her own business in office management since 1991, Conny is an avid reader and volunteers with the elderly playing her designed The Write Word Game. A cum laude graduate with a degree in art living in the Pacific Northwest, she is married with two sons, two daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren.
Publisher: David C Cook
“You can keep me. That’s what you want, isn’t it? To get rid of me before I get elected president and we put you and the rest of your psychotic friends out of business,” Martin Sterling tells the tyrant in Creston Mapes’s novel, Sky Zone.
Third in The Crittendon Files series, this four hundred and forty-eight page paperback targets those who like Christian suspense in a current day setting that includes politicians, terrorists, and survivalists in America. With no profanity but some slang words, the topics of violence and terrorism make it inappropriate for immature readers. Eleven discussion questions and a note from the author complete the book. This reader wishes all pronouns of God were capitalized for reverence.
Acceptable as a stand-alone story, this tome involves Jack and Pamela Crittendon, a couple struggling financially as he has lost his job as a reporter and can only find part time work for EventPros while she works full time and is eight months pregnant with their third child.
When independent presidential candidate, Martin Sterling, and Christian singer, Everett Lester, prepare to go onstage at the Festival Arena in Columbus, Ohio, Homeland Security informs EventPros of a possible terrorist threat.
Jack and his friend, Brian Shakespeare, an extreme survivalist, hear the warning when doors are opened at the stadium, realizing many lives are in jeopardy. Between Shakespeare’s “gloom and doom” theories and the company’s stance to wait and see, Jack must decide if his wife and family’s lives are more important than the venue’s problems.
As almost twenty hostiles take over the amphitheater, controlling from the uppermost sky zone, Jack and Brian play cat and mouse protecting the candidate and entertainer along with their loved ones. When the incidence escalates, confusion abounds in regard to loyalties and faith. Praying to God for support and comfort during the mayhem, several must rethink their relationship with Him and others in order to survive.
By reading between the lines, astute readers can guess the outcome halfway through the book as the story reverts back to Jack and Pamela dealing with her pregnancy, Brian and his wife’s aversion to his prepper obsessions, and other characters who must make life-changing decisions.
Although long, the story of realizing what is the most important in life is forefront in this fast-moving fictional tale that could happen in America today.
Thanks to David C Cook for furnishing this complimentary book in exchange for a review of the reader’s honest opinion.