Cyanide Canary – Robert Dugoni & Joseph Hilldorfer

        Cyanide Canary – Robert Dugoni & Joseph Hilldorfer, Tantor Media, (9781515966371), 2017

Format: cd audiobook

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

What did you like about the book? In 1996, 20-year-old Scott Dominguez was working at a fertilizing plant in Soda Springs, Idaho. He was ordered to clean a 250-gallon storage tank that contained cyanide only he did not know it. He was so overcome by fumes while in the tank with no safety equipment that he could not get out of the tank. He consequentially suffered sever brain damage. The owner, Allan Elias, insisted that the tank only contained dirt and water. EPA agent, Joseph Hilldorfer took on the job of finding out what really happened at the tank to result in Scott’s condition. It took four years for Hilldorfer and his partner, Bill Wojnicz, to get all the facts and bring Elias to judgment. The story could easily pass as a fiction thriller it is so well and captivatingly told. Tom Perkins could not do a better job of reading the audio version.

Anything you did not like about this book? Not a thing.

To whom would you recommend this book? Recommend to high school students interested in environmental rights and disasters and anyone interested in justice and morality.

Who should buy this book? Public and high school libraries

Where would you shelve it? Non-fiction audiobooks

Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Moderator, Youth Services Book Review

Date of review: 4/29/2017

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