Review: Hot Water – Erin Brockovich and CJ Lyons

Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Vanguard Press; 1 edition (November 8, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1593156847
ISBN-13: 978-1593156848
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AJ Palladino – Environmental Activist
David Palladino – AJ’s Son, 9 Years Old with Cererbral Palsy
Ty Stillwater – Sheriff’s Deputy
Elizabeth Hardy – AJ’s Lawyer/Business Partner
Owen Grandel – Power Plant Executive


Erin Brockovich is famous for her role as an environmental activist. In this, her second novel co-writter with thriller writer CJ Lyons, they again tackle environmental issues. The issue this time is one of a nuclear power plant. While the plant may seem perfect on the surface, there are underlying facts that AJ Palladino uncovers. She’s originally brought in as a consultant, with the idea that her okay would carry a lot of weight. But other forces have a different idea.

In a secondary subplot, her late husband’s father is making a custody grab for her 9 year old son David. He is willing to go to any measures to have David live with him. Is there a line though he won’t cross? You’ll have to read the book to find out.

I thought it was a very well written story. The chracters were likeable and you really got involved in their lives. While it was my first introduction to the characters, I found myself hoping for them to come through at the end. I’d definitely recommend this to all the thriller fans out there, and to those who have an interest in environmental issues.

About the Author

Erin Brockovich-Ellis (born June 22, 1960) is an American legal clerk and environmental activist who, despite the lack of a formal law school education, or any legal education, was instrumental in constructing a case against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) of California in 1993. Since the release of the film that shares her story and name, she has hosted Challenge America with Erin Brockovich on ABC and Final Justice on Zone Reality. She is the president of Brockovich Research & Consulting, a consulting firm. She is currently working as a consultant for Girardi & Keese, the New York law firm Weitz & Luxenberg, which has a focus on personal injury claims for asbestos exposure, and Shine Lawyers in Australia.

As a pediatric ER doctor, New York Times Bestseller CJ Lyons has lived the life she writes about in her cutting edge Thrillers with Heart.

CJ has been called a “master within the genre” (Pittsburgh Magazine) and her work has been praised as “breathtakingly fast-paced” and “riveting” (Publishers Weekly) with “characters with beating hearts and three dimensions” (Newsday).

Her newest project is as co-author of a new suspense series with Erin Brockovich. Learn more about CJ’s Thrillers with Heart at

*Disclaimer* A special thanks goes out to LeYane at FSB Associates for a review copy of this book. It in no way influenced my review. You can discuss it here or join my facebook page and discuss it there.

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2 Responses to “Review: Hot Water – Erin Brockovich and CJ Lyons”

  1. Marjorie Says:

    Sounds like a good mystery and I will look into this one.

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