COLD & DEADLY is the first instalment in Toni Anderson’s contemporary, adult COLD JUSTICE: CROSSFIRE romantic suspense series-a spin off/crossover with the author’s COLD JUSTICE series. This is FBI Supervisory Special Agent and hostage negotiator Dominic Sheridan, and rookie agent Ava Kanas’s story line. You do not have to have read the previous series to understand or follow the Crossfire series. Told from three third person perspectives (Dominic, Ava and the killer) COLD & DEADLY focuses on the hunt for a killer, targeting FBI agents. At the funeral for her mentor and friend Agent Van Stamos, Ava Kanas, Dominic Sheridan and the other members of the FBI become sitting ducks; proverbial targets for a gunman h*ll bent on taking down anyone connected to the past. Hoping to prove Van’s suicide was a murder and not the final act of a desperate man, Ava Kanas along with Dominic Sheridan begin an investigation of their own only to discover that both have been pulled from active duty. Several attempts against Dominic’s life; and the deaths of several agents connected to the New York Field Office of the FBI, find Ava and Dominic hunting down a serial killer long thought dead and buried. What ensues is the building relationship between Ava and Dominic, and the potential fall-out as Ava becomes collateral damage in a game of murder and revenge. Ava Kanas is desperate to prove her mentor and friend did not take his own life but the people higher up refuse to acknowledge the elephant in the room. Dominic Sheridan is used to negotiating with hostages in a crisis situation but trying to pull Ava back from the brink pulls our hero into an investigation directly connected to his past. Ava will be assigned as Dominic’s security when yet another attempt on Dominic’s life nearly ends it all. The relationship between Ava and Dominic begins acrimoniously as Ava goes rogue in an attempt to prove her mentor’s murder. Dominic, desperate to help the woman with whom he is falling in love calls in some favors with the FBI. The $ex scenes are intimate and passionate without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. The world building follows several paths including a domestic dispute, an escaped prisoner, and a hostage situation at a medium security federal correction prison that will bring Ava’s life full circle with the past. We are up close and personal with FBI negotiators as they struggle to prevent further chaos, killings and the rape of a federal employee. The character development is revealing and interesting. We are introduced to Ava’s supervisor FBI Director Raymond Aldrich, FBI profiler Lincoln Frazer, and Chief Negotiator of the FBI Quentin Savage, Charlotte Blood, Alex Parker and Mallory Rooney. Alex and Mallory were first introduced in A COLD DARK PLACE –Cold Justice Book 1. COLD & DEADY is a story of betrayal, vengeance, madness and love. The premise is intriguing, suspenseful and fast paced; the characters are energetic and captivating; the romance is a slow build to a happily ever after.
Absolutely a Spectacular Suspense Romance. I volunteered to read and review through Netgalley a readers copy of Cold and Deadly . I must say this story is everything you could want in a suspense romance/thriller . It captivated me from the beginning and held my attention all the way through till the end . This story is intriguing and entertaining . It's full of twists and turns that keep you guessing . Such an action packed pulse pounding story . Dominic Sheridan is a FBI Crisis Negotiator he meets Rookie agent Ava Kanas at the funeral of a close friend and retired fellow agent . Soon it becomes obvious that someone is targeting FBI agents and making them look like accidents or suicides . Ava and Dominic set out to catch the killer with help of some friends . Their attraction makes things more dangerous to themselves , their jobs and definitely their lives . I absolutely love this story . I'm looking forward to reading more from Author . I highly recommend taking the time to read .
Anderson delivers with the first in a new spinoff series, Cold & Deadly. Romantic suspense lovers will have a difficult time putting this one down. Well developed and dynamic characters drive this emotionally charged and intense thriller. Action from the very first pages until the very end make this one to move to the top of your TBR list. You will not see the ending coming. I highly recommend this book to fans of the contemporary romantic suspense genre. I voluntarily read and reviewed a complementary copy of this book.