Modern Day Nuclear Disaster Thriller (3.5 Stars)
Critical Reaction by Todd M. Johnson (Bethany House – Publication Date November 19, 2013)
Real time…the book starts on October 16, 2013…A nuclear site, called Hansford Nuclear Reservation…and explosions, strange colored clouds…and cover-ups! This is the start of the book. Kieran Mullaney, 25 years old, is right in the middle of this whole explosion and cover-up. He’s sick, but no one at Hansford believes him. They “tested” all his clothes, his blood work, etc. All is well. But why is he still sick? And there is also a missing guard, and another sick worker. Kieran files a lawsuit, but is quickly realizing that he’s up against a much bigger opponent than he realized. He calls an old friend to take over as his lawyer. She gets involved and soon believes him and calls her estranged father to help her with this trial. Things get tense and more people are drawn into the story and that’s all you’ll get from me. I don’t want to give away any spoilers.
There’s a lot going on in this book, many characters, and not as much dialogue as I like, but finally halfway in the book things started coming together and I got caught up in the intrigue. It’s scary, because it sounds like something that could happen, maybe has happened and it was covered up, who knows!!! If you enjoy a conspiracy mystery, you’ll enjoy this book. If it doesn’t grab you at first, stick with it. Just because it didn’t grab me at the start, doesn’t mean it won’t grab you! This was the authors second book and his first book, The Deposit Slip, is good from start to finish! So, I’ll keep reading books by Todd M. Johnson.
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Let’s meet the author:
Todd M. Johnson has practiced as an attorney for over 30 years, specializing as a trial lawyer. Todd’s career experience blends with his passion for writing in his novels published through Bethany House.
A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Minnesota Law School, he also taught for two years as an adjunct professor of International Law, and served as a US diplomat in Hong Kong.
The Deposit Slip, Mr. Johnson’s first novel, debuted in 2012. Todd’s second novel, Critical Reaction, will be released in November 2013.
Todd lives outside Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his wife Cathy and children Ian and Libby.
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Todd M. Johnson website
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