A Cold Dark Place
Book 1, Cold Justice Series
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From New York Times bestselling author Toni Anderson comes a heart-stopping Romantic Thriller...
An assassin risks everything when he falls in love with the dedicated FBI agent hunting him.
Alex Parker wants out of the assassination business, but his handlers refuse to release him. At least he only eliminates serial killers and pedophiles, which makes him one of the good guys...that's what he tells himself with each new assignment.
While searching for her sister's killer, FBI Special Agent Mallory Rooney stumbles on evidence of a vigilante at work.
When Mallory starts asking questions, Alex is ordered to watch her. But when they meet, the chemistry between them is combustible and proves impossible to resist. The lies and betrayals that define Alex's life close in and threaten to destroy them both. And when the killer who stole her sister all those years ago makes Mallory his next target, Alex is forced to sacrifice himself and their relationship to protect the woman he loves.
With over a thousand 5-star reviews on Goodreads this Romantic Thriller leaves readers wanting more!
Winner of the New England Readers' Choice Award and the Aspen Gold for Romantic Suspense. A COLD DARK PLACE is a 95K-word novel that can be read as a STANDALONE. It is also the first book in the Cold Justice Series. Alex and Mallory appear as secondary characters in subsequent books.
What readers are saying..."Spine-tingling suspense and dangerously seductive romance!!"--Ripe For Reader"The suspense is high and the romance is hot!"--Harlequin Junkie"The suspense is nonstop and the romance is hot."--Avonna Loves Genres."I couldn't find a good stopping point so I gave up trying to sleep and got up in the middle of the night and finished the book." --The Book Nympho. "I loved this book."--The Voracious Reader.
A Cold Dark Place
“A Cold Dark Place” is vivid story that comes alive. The story is a example of great both good bad characters, mystery and manipulation, intrigue, and excellent story development. Readers come to embrace key characters and support characters. Anderson leaves nothing to chance as she takes her readers by their hands walks up to Agent Mallory Roony. Through Roony’s eyes she shows readers the horrors of a se+rial killer.
Anderson’s plot delivers romance, thrills and suspense in her creative style. She gives her readers unexpected surprises until there are no more pages to read. “A Cold Dark Place,” is written as an experience of life. She develops her characters and as her story progresses.
In the story’s sub plot Anderson develops a complex relationship between FBI Agent Mallory Roony, a member FBI’s BAU team investigating the case of the missing women and Alex Parker the assassin for Gateway. The Gateway group take the law into their hands delivering a vigilante justice. Roony uncovers existence of the group and Gateway know Roony is investigating. These twists and turns to the story add an interesting dimension to the connection between Mallory Roony and Alex Parker. Agent Mallory Roony and Alex Parker are on a collusion course towards each other.
The well-developed support characters enter the story line as Anderson needs them. Readers feel Anderson is taking them on an uphill path adding twists or turns the “A Cold Dark Place” storyline. Anderson keeps the story moving giving characters the ability to involve readers, keeping them moving through the story all the way to the end. When they turn the last page, she releases her hold on them.
In “A Cold Hard Place” Toni Anderson sets the stage to deliver a story about people who want to do good things and are willing to sacrifice to get the job done. It is a heart stopper full of suspense and gives readers who are romantics at heart a spine-tingling ending. This is a great story as Anderson’s first book in her Cold Justice series. I recommend and give a 5 star ranking.
Smart, sexy, grabs your interest and doesn't let go until the last page!
Love it! Will read more from Toni