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#153: Hot Water - Erin Brockovich with CJ Lyons

No stranger to balancing an intensely demanding work schedule with the stresses of keeping her family together, AJ Palladino now faces another challenge: she is leaving her young son home with her ailing parents so that she can travel to the site of a new case involving a nuclear power plant in peril. And it will take all her skills to keep her cool while the action and tension build to a fever pitch.
Colleton River, a new, one-of-a-kind nuclear facility designed to create medical isotopes with the potential to save millions of lives, has recently been plagued by a series of unexplained mishaps. The accidents have caused the locals to protest the plant, drawing the attention of an anti-nuclear protest group as well as several home-grown terrorists who sense an opportunity to sow fear and chaos. The plant’s owner, Owen Grandel, has traveled from South Carolina to West Virginia to personally ask AJ for help. AJ knows she’s going to have her hands full investigating the accidents and calming the situation at the plant. What she doesn’t foresee is her simple business trip turning into disaster, with her family coming apart at the seams in her absence—and her young son disappearing. While AJ tries to find her missing child, she also discovers what caused the “accidents.” Soon the plant begins hurtling towards nuclear catastrophe, with AJ stranded at ground zero. But can she save her son, herself, and the community—and prevent a nuclear meltdown before it’s too late?

Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Vanguard Press; 1 edition (Nov 4 2011)
ISBN: 9781593156848
Purchase at Amazon


AUTHOR BIOS:
Erin Brockovich, author of Hot Water, is the real life inspiration behind the Oscar-winning movie that bears her name. Today she continues to perform legal work as a director of environmental research and is involved in consulting on numerous toxic waster investigations. She is active on the motivational speaking circuit, with a thriving lecture series and a television talk show in development. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
CJ Lyons, co-author of Hot Water, is an award-winning medical suspense author of such books as Lifelines, Warning Signs, and Urgent Care. Trained in pediatric emergency medicine, she has assisted police and prosecutors with cases involving child abuse, homicide, and more. She has also worked as a crisis counselor and victim advocate.
For more information please visit http://www.brockovich.com and http://cjlyons.net and follow the author on Facebook and Twitter.


My Opinion:
Read my review of Rock Bottom HERE. It is the first book of this series.
With that said, I have to tell you I loved the dedication in this book. Too often it is dedicated to the authors families or mentors, even friends, but this book was dedicated to a cause, an emotion, and that I rather respected highly.
I enjoyed this book a little more than the first one I read. It had more action in it, and I liked that the grandfather got his just desserts in the end.
This would make a great movie. I wonder if Julia Roberts is busy?


4/5


Recommend?
Yes!


~I received a copy from FSB Associates. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

Comments

  1. Your review tells me it would be a good read.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  2. Great review! If you give it a 4/5 I think I can count on a good read!
    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

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  3. This books sounds exciting and a page turner. A neuclear melt down, a missing kid - what more can I ask for? I'm looking forward to reading it.

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  4. Thanks for the review. A good plot, along with the name recognition of Brockovich, should make this an interesting read.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

    (can't get my google signon to work here.)

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  5. Wow! What in the world did Grandpa do???
    Sounds like a must read!

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