Chris Grabenstein's Hell for the Holidays is an entertaining, page turner. If you want to take a chance on winning one of the two copies, you need to enter the contest on my blog, www.lesasbookcritiques.blogspot.com, within the next two days. It's a great kickoff to the holiday season. Grabenstein may have scared readers away from Santa Claus. Now, no one will want to travel on Thanksgiving.
Chris Miller, the FBI agent from Grabenstein's Slay Ride, returns in this new holiday thriller. He's still dealing with his daughter Angela's nightmares after facing Santa. Now, the holidays are rolling around again. When images of Santa terrorize her, he promises to take her to New York City for the Macy's Parade. He doesn't realize a group of terrorists are heading in the same direction.
It's a nightmare the FBI and the United States isn't prepared to face. A group of homegrown terrorists, White Supremacists, are planning to wake up the country on Thanksgiving weekend. Dr. John Tilley, a leader in the Hate business, has a large following. And, he's selected one of them, an ex-military expert marksman, to act as his secret weapon. That man, and a couple of stinger missiles should do a little damage.
Grabenstein puts Miller and the terrorists on a collision course, culminating on a holiday weekend. It's a fast-paced novel that shows the power of a network that can stretch from Wyoming to Tennessee, and Wisconsin to New York. Only Grabenstein can add humor to such a scary concept. It's another topnotch thriller.
Chris Grabenstein's website is www.chrisgrabenstein.com
Hell for the Holidays by Chris Grabenstein. Carroll & Graf Publishers, ©2007, ISBN 978-0786720606 (hardback), 400p.