Some claim chemicals leaking from a manufacturing plant are causing the cancer that’s crippling people on the poor side of Trenton City, Ohio. Yet nothing at the plant appears amiss. The problem remains a mystery until reporter Jack Crittendon’s long-time mechanic falls ill and he investigates.
Soon Jack becomes engulfed in a smokescreen of lies, setups, greed, and scandal. The deeper he digs, the more toxic the corruption he uncovers. As he faces off with the big-time players behind the scenes and tries to beat the clock before more people die, he realizes the chillingly unthinkable—he knows way too much.
With tension on every page, Amazon #1 Best-Selling author Creston Mapes demonstrates why he is a “Top Pick” among mystery, fiction and thriller lovers.
Fans of Frank Peretti, Terri Blackstock, Ted Dekker, Joel Rosenberg, Lynette Eason, Susan Sleeman, Colleen Coble, and Christy Barritt will love this thriller from award-winning and bestselling author Creston Mapes.
Praise for POISON TOWN
“A wild roller-coaster ride! I thoroughly enjoyed Poison Town.” – Francine Rivers, Best-selling author
“Every time you think the tension can’t be more intense, Creston Mapes ramps it up a notch. Be prepared to stay up late (and make sure the doors are locked) when you start reading Poison Town.” – Robert Whitlow, Best-selling Author
Mapes has crafted a David versus Goliath tale that reaches toward Grisham greatness and will keep you turning pages long into the night.” – Harry Kraus, MD, Best-selling Author
“Poison Town is another winner from Creston Mapes. I was on the edge of my seat and read it in one gulp. Highly recommended!” – Colleen Coble, Best-selling Author
“Grab an oxygen tank and a tall glass of water—you’re going to need them when you read Poison Town. A powerful tale of suspense! Intriguing and compelling—an absolute must-read!” – Ronie Kendig, Best-selling Author
“In Poison Town, Creston Mapes weaves conspiracy, corruption, and murder into a gripping tale about the damage done by justice delayed and forgiveness denied.” – Athol Dickson, Best-selling Author
“Erin Brockovich on steroids! A suspense-filled journey into the world of a corrupt corporation, the blue-collar workers who are being ‘poisoned,’ and a reporter’s determination to tell the truth. Mapes keeps the tension high as he realistically portrays Christians wrestling with fear, forgiveness, and the need to stand up for what’s right.” – Elizabeth Musser, Best-selling Author
“I was quickly pulled into this story through the believable, quirky, and endearing cast of characters and their deadly situation. Creston’s novels thrill as well as challenge readers. You’ll be glued to the page as these flawed people wrestle with uncovering the truth, fighting for justice, and having the faith to face their fear and the courage to do the right thing. Can one person make a difference? You’ll stay up late to get the answer to that question in the climatic conclusion. I highly recommend this wild ride. Be sure to put this on your Book Club reading list!” – Nora St. Laurent, Founder, The Book Club Network
“With Poison Town, Creston Mapes has crafted quite the thrill ride. He explores the evils of corporate greed and exposes an even more menacing enemy lurking inside all of us. Warning: once you pick this book up, you will not want to put it down.” – Mark Lee, Guitarist, Founding Member of the Grammy Award-winning band Third Day