Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Critical Consequences by Clair M. Poulsen #bookreview #suspense


Critical ConsequencesCritical Consequences by Clair M. Poulson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: LDS Suspense

Book DescriptionA Suspense NOVEL

As a member of the coast guard, Mike Weaver is guided by a single objective: to locate and protect those in need. So when his cousin Martie and her new husband disappear, Mike has no doubt that he possesses the skills necessary to find out what happened. What he doesn’t anticipate is that the truth he seeks is buried deep within a tangled network of greed and deceit.

When Mike’s past violently collides with his investigation, he is forced to accept help from virtual strangers—Angelia and her family anticipated a quiet family picnic in the mountains, but when they encounter a wounded Mike, Angelia and her father, with his military background, spring into action. When they discover that Mike’s search for his cousin has a surprising connection to their family, they join his dangerous hunt for answers. Search and rescue is in Mike’s blood, and with the help of his unconventional team of investigators, he’ll stop at nothing to bring his cousin home safely.

My thoughts:  An accidental death and unrelated murders start this book off with a bang. This book has three plot lines in which Mike Weaver finds himself entangled. There is so much going on, but somehow it works. The stories transitioned well and I was able to keep everything straight.

Mike Weaver is a good guy, but there are people set on murdering him. He knows too much about their illegal activities. The reader gets to take a road trip with him as he travels across the country unraveling the web of deceit and lies. He also has a few murders to get to the bottom of.

The story is action-packed from the beginning to the end. Clair M. Poulson does a fantastic job at bringing everything to a great conclusion. I only wish that there was a little bit more on the potential love interests. Maybe he can bring back the characters in another story so the romance has closure.

Source: I received a complimentary copy. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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About the Author: Clair M. Poulson was born and raised in Duchesne, Utah. His father was a rancher and farmer, his mother a librarian. Clair has always been an avid reader, having found his love for books as a very young boy.

He has served for forty years in the criminal justice system. Twenty years were spent in law enforcement, ending his police career with eight years as the Duchesne County Sheriff. For the past twenty years Clair has worked as a justice court judge for Duchesne County. Clair is also a veteran of the US Army where he was a military policeman. He has served on various boards and councils during his professional career, including the Justice Court Board of Judges, Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, Utah Judicial Council, Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training Council, an FBI advisory board and others.

In addition to his criminal justice work, Clair has farmed and ranched all of his life. He has raised many kinds of animals, but his greatest interest is horses.

Clair has served in many capacities in the LDS church, including fulltime missionary (California Mission) bishop, counselor to bishop, young men president, high councilor, stake mission president, scoutmaster, High Priest group leader, etc. He currently serves as a Sunday School teacher.

Clair is married to Ruth, and together, they have five children, all of whom are married: Alan (Vicena) Poulson, Kelly Ann (Wade) Hatch, Amanda (Ben) Semadeni, Wade (Brooke) Poulson, and Mary (Tyler) Hicken. Between them they have twenty-three children. Clair and Ruth met while both were students at Snow College and were married in the Manti temple.

Clair has always loved telling his children, and later his grandchildren, make-up stories. His vast experience in life and his love of literature has always contributed to both his telling stories to children and his writing of adventure and suspense novels.

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