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May 7 - Portland, Oregon

High school teacher Tyson Cooper is just dismissing his class when a student flashes his phone. "Another shooting, Mr. C".

And this one is too close to home. Tyson races to Pioneer Square...but he's too late. The light of his life has been snuffed out - and so has his faith.

Veteran Portland PD Investigator Wayne Deetz, two years shy of retirement, is charged with leading the interrogations. When he meets 19-year-old shooter Rogan Sneed face-to-face, his life is changed eternally.

Will Tyson settle for anything less than the death penalty in the case against Rogan Sneed? He's bent on justice and will do anything to make Rogan pay for the pain he inflicted on Portland that rainy, haunting May day.

©2019 Creston Mapes Inc (P)2019 Creston Mapes Inc.

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Another great one

I love Creston's books. They have depth, twists and turns and NO profanity. Christian fiction

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Excellent Read

A great story that was narrated well. The author dealt with some tough issues and kept me wanting to read 'just one more chapter.' Thank you Creston Mapes for another terrific book!

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Poignant and Thought-Provoking

This story takes a profound look at the impacts of an unexpected, unfair tragedy and provides an interesting commentary on grief and mourning as the main characters seek peace after a major event. The narration is presented in a though-provoking manner that enhances the book’s message. Not a “fun” book, but a meaningful one that is well worth the listen.

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Time to beware

A story that is very familiar because it just seems to keep happening. Mass shootings are so tragic and really so senseless. I think this story was told with sensitivity and true to life. I recommend this book.

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Into the depths of human emotion

Mapes once again digs deep into the substance of human emotions while masterfully weaving a story of hope and redemption in the aftermath of a mass shooting. On one side we see Tyson Cooper thrown to the depths of sorrow and despair when confronted with the senseless mass shooting and death of his wife. This sorrow quickly reverts to thoughts of revenge and retaliation. Then a coworker, who has the same reasons to equally be bitter and hateful, confronts Tyson’s emotions with joy, peace and hope. This hurdles Tyson headlong into a journey to find himself and see if he can restore his true joy in life. In a parallel timeline, investigator Wayne Dietz is coming to the end of his storied career. While Dietz comes face to face with mass shooter Rogan Sneed, he also needs to come face to face with the realities of aging, failing health and whether or not he’s able to do the job he’s excelled at for years. He’ll be confronted with a newfound joy and hope in the unlikely character of his son. Both Dietz and Cooper have decisions to make. Will they succumb to the feelings of helplessness, despair and anxiety or will they choose to fight those negative emotions and reach out to the hope each one of them is offered. Characters are well developed and relatable as the storyline lures you in to its frantic finish that has become one of Mapes’ signature. Don’t miss this one!

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Great book about tracking down a mass shooter

Not a huge fan of audiobooks I would preferred to read them myself but this was a really good book and had a lot of suspense building up to the final manhunt.

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CRESTON MAYES GREAT BOOK

Creston Mapes was a great book and I'm not much of a book person, I couldn't put this book down. it was easy to listen to and to follow the narration by Drew Bott was crisp and clear exceptional narration. I gave this 5 stars because Creston Mapes is a must listen to book for anyone

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A great novel for today's times! Hits home.

Another great novel by Creston Mapes. Ever since Dark Star, he has been one of my go to authors for fiction. Its a story that hits home for a lot of people, myself included.

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Keeps you wanting to hear more!

I enjoyed the building of the characters and the storyline that kept me wanting to get to the end!