ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Two workers, lifer Poppy Martin and new hire Kieran Mullaney, believe themselves lucky to survive the blast. But as the debris is cleared, they discover their safety is not assured. Dead ends and closed doors halt their efforts to discover what really happened--and what radiation may have poisoned them. When stalling and threats force them into the hands of experienced trial lawyer Ryan Hart, they learn that theirs is no ordinary lawsuit. There is something still hidden in the desert of eastern Washington, and someone is willing to go to extreme lengths to make sure it never sees the light of day.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Critical Reaction, go HERE.
This is a well paced intriguing novel. The thought of a nuclear explosion is frightening and the author brings it to life. There's criminal action, great courtroom scenes, and enough tension to make you read just one more chapter before going to bed. I found a couple of the characters hard to like or even sympathize with, especially "poor me" Emily. She needs to get over it and move on with her life.
Overall a very good book. I give it 4.5 stars!
I received an copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.