Charm Artist: An Enthralling Contemporary Christian Fiction Thriller (Signs of Life Series Book 4)

Octavius Hunt: Refined & Talented Artist— or Something Much More Sinister? After the Portland terrorist attack, the kidnapping of his daughter, and the domestic violence case that almost killed him, Portland Police Investigator Wayne Deetz and his wife Joanie escape for a long overdue vacation in Sedona, Arizona, to make some monumental career decisions. When Joanie’s childhood friend, Suzanne, acts euphoric and distant, Deetz and Joanie become suspicious of her boyfriend, the beguiling millionaire artist Octavius Hunt. The more Deetz and Joanie dig into Octavius’s corrupt and scandalous past—and his shady partnership with Mayor Marsden Maddox and entrepreneur Timmy Kondore—the darker and more twisted Suzanne’s reality becomes. When Wayne and Joanie dare to venture one step too far into Octavius’s sinister world of drugs and pleasure to find answers, they find themselves square in the madman’s crosshairs. With tension on every page, Amazon #1 Best-Selling author Creston Mapes demonstrates why he is a “Top Pick” among mystery, fiction and thriller lovers. Fans of DiAnn Mills, Terri Blackstock, Susan Sleeman, Alton Gansky, Karen Kingsbury, and Robin Patchen will love this thriller from award-winning and bestselling author Creston Mapes. Reader Praise for Charm Artist ★★★★★ I love all of Creston Mapes books. They grab your attention from beginning to end. I finished it in one afternoon, because I was reading as fast as I could, to see what happened next. ★★★★★ What a great story! I couldn’t tear myself away for long. What a small, scary glimpse into the reality of the evils of the world of drugs. And greed. And narcissism. This world needs Jesus SO BADLY and this book is a sobering reminder of that fact. ★★★★★ My favorite Mapes’ book was Nobod, but not anymore. This is a great book and now my favorite. The detective and his wife are interesting people and both are smart. He is cop smart. Highly recommended. If you haven’t read a Mapes’s books my recommendation is to start with his first. ★★★★★ Once again Creston Mapes has authored a jewel. All of his books are spellbinding and hard to put down. I read this book in two days. It is a great book and I highly recommend it and ALL of his books. ★★★★★ It was like riding a rollercoaster in the library! The characters were brilliantly born in Creston’s heart. Looking forward to more thrill rides.

Meet Creston Mapes

Creston Mapes grew up in northeast Ohio, where he has fond memories of living with his family of five in the upstairs’ portion of his dad’s early American furniture store – The Weathervane Shop. Creston was not a good student, but the one natural talent he possessed was writing. He set type by hand and cranked out his own neighborhood newspaper as a kid, then went on to graduate with a degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University. Creston was a newspaper reporter and photographer in Ohio and Florida, then moved to Atlanta, Georgia, for a job as a creative copywriter. Creston served for a stint as a creative director, but quickly learned he was not cut out for management. He went out on his own as a freelance writer in 1991 and, over the next 30 years, did work for Chick-fil-A, Coca-Cola, The Weather Channel, Oracle, ABC-TV, TNT Sports, colleges and universities, ad agencies and more. He’s ghost-written more than ten non-fiction books. Along the way, Creston has written 12 contemporary thrillers, achieved Amazon Bestseller status multiple times, and had one of his novels (Nobody) optioned as a major motion picture. Creston married his fourth grade sweetheart, Patty, and they have four amazing kids who range from 22 to 32 years old. Creston loves his part-time job as an usher at local venues were he gets to see all the latest-greatest concerts and sporting events. He enjoys reading, fishing, thrifting, painting, time with his family, and dates with his wife. Keep informed of special deals, giveaways, new releases, and exclusive updates from Creston: For Creston’s eBooks, audio books, and paperbacks: STAND ALONE THRILLERS I Am In Here Nobody SIGNS OF LIFE SERIES Signs of Life Let My Daughter Go I Pick You Charm Artist Son & Shield THE CRITTENDON FILES Fear Has a Name Poison Town Sky Zone ROCK STAR CHRONICLES Dark Star: Confessions of a Rock Idol Full Tilt