Vanessa Kier spends way too much time thinking up ways she can torture her characters. A worst case scenario thinker, she's been creating stories in her head since childhood. Now she’s found her niche in writing romantic thrillers that combine intense emotion with action packed plots. The author of six books in The Surgical Strike Unit series about a privately run special operations group, she has set her new series WAR in West Africa, where she lived for a time.
When she's not writing, listening to music, or playing puzzle games on her mobile device, Vanessa writes the occasional Tech Talk column for her local RWA chapter's newsletter and takes long hikes in the nearby hills.
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Robotics expert Cassie Watson is a newbie field agent with as much sophistication as...well, a pacifist, vegan computer nerd. Now she's abruptly thrust into the cutthroat world of espionage with a partner who is as cold as he is brutally-and brutishly-handsome.
But when their mission is betrayed from the inside, Cassie will be forced to place her life in the hands of the one man who's anything but trustworthy...
A rogue black ops agent and a former ballerina race to prevent a weapon of mass destruction lost in the West African jungle from falling into the wrong hands.
Rogue black ops agent Max Lansing is determined to bring international arms dealer Heinrich Dietrich to justice for the attack that critically injured his younger brother. When Max tracks Dietrich to West Africa he believes that revenge is finally within his grasp. Instead, Max ends up with a target on his back after Dietrich sends a vicious group of rebels to kill him.
When a group of American dancers gets caught in the crosshairs, Max grabs the sole survivor. He doesn’t want to play babysitter, but he’s determined that no more innocents will die.
Former prima ballerina Emily Iwasaki was promised this part of West Africa was safe. If she’d known the danger she would never have traveled thousands of miles with her dance troupe in order to raise awareness for war orphans. Adrift after the abrupt end to her career, she’d hoped the tour would restore her sense of purpose. Instead, she finds herself on the run with Max, the rebels hot on their heels.
Before Max gets Emily to safety, they learn that a plane carrying a weapon of mass destruction has crashed in the nearby jungle. They must locate the weapon before Dietrich does, or thousands will die.
With the fate of West Africa on their shoulders, Max and Emily find that they make a surprisingly skillful team. If they can outrun the rebels and survive the deadly hazards of the jungle, they might just save the day.
If you like edge-of-your-seat action, strong heroes and heroines who are pushed to their physical and moral limits, and an international setting, then you’ll love the first book in Vanessa Kier’s action-packed romantic thriller series, WAR. Get WAR: Disruption now to start the adventure!
Physicist Scarlett Stone is the daughter of the most notorious Russian spy in FBI history. With her father dying in prison, time is running out. Using a false identity, she gains access to the Russian ambassador's Christmas party, searching for evidence to prove her father's innocence.
Former Navy SEAL, now FBI Special Agent, Matt Lazlo, is instantly attracted to Scarlett but when he discovers she lied to him about her identity, he hunts her down with the ruthless efficiency he usually reserves for serial killers.
Not only does Scarlett's scheme fail, it puts her in the sights of people who reward unwanted curiosity with brutality. The FBI—and Matt—aren't thrilled with her, either. As the agents involved in her father's investigation start dying, and the attempts to stop Scarlett intensify, Matt and his colleagues begin to wonder. Could they have a traitor in their midst?
Winner Readers' Choice Heart of Excellence for Romantic Suspense, and the Book Buyers Best Award.
This edition features a brand-new cover.
A Cold Dark Place, #1 (Read for free!)
Cold Pursuit, #2
Cold Light of Day, #3
Cold Fear, #4
Cold in The Shadows, #5
Cold Hearted, #6
Cold Secrets, #7
Cold Malice, #8
A Cold Dark Promise, #9 (Wedding Novella)
The Cold Justice Series books are interconnected, but standalone, Romantic Thrillers whose stories center around agents from the FBI's BAU-4, and other spin-off characters from the books. No cliffhangers. All books are full-length Romantic Suspense novels (except for A Cold Dark Promise, which is a forty-thousand-word wedding novella with a Cold Justice Series twist).
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