Honored to be up for a Carol Award from the American Christian Fiction Writers this year. Fear Has a Name is one of 3 finalists, along with the work of authors Terri Blackstock and Brandilyn Collins. Winners will be announced in St. Louis late September 2014. Thanks and good luck to all.
Library Journal says:
Something is very wrong on the east side of Trenton City. Reporter Jack Crittendon stumbles upon a big story while dropping his car off to be fixed with the Randalls. The mechanics claim that the Daimler-Vargus plant behind their property is poisoning people with its airborne fiberglass pollutants and that their father, Galen, has the inside scoop. Investigators from the EPA have not found any wrongdoing, but people keep dying. When a hospitalized Galen is poisoned by a mysterious man in black, Jack is driven to find out the truth—if it doesn’t kill him first. Mapes (Nobody; Fear Has a Name) has written a riveting story with well-drawn, quirky characters. This tension-filled tale will leave readers spellbound, wondering if one person can really fight a corporation and make a difference. Can faith in the face of fear give one the courage to do the right thing, regardless of the cost? VERDICT A roller-coaster ride of a thriller with strong protagonists and a story line that hits very close to home. Recommended for fans of Jonathan Harr’s A Civil Action and of Erin Brockovich (Rock Bottom; Hot Water).
"Creston explores the evils of corporate greed and