Cellar Full of Cole: Cole Sage Mystery #2 (2018 Edition)
Book 2, The Cole Sage Mystery Series - The Cole Sage Mystery Series
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How far would you go to save a child?
Cellar Full of Cole finds Chicago and San Francisco connected by a pair of human traffickers with no respect for life, family, or the innocence of children. “Not getting involved” isn’t in Cole’s nature - but even helping solve one mystery, may not be enough to get him out of Chicago alive.
The chance for a new beginning makes the offer of a job on the West Coast an easy decision for Cole. But, from the start, Cole is thrown into an investigation of the senseless killings of three little girls in San Francisco.
Before he can say good-bye to the Windy City, the call for help from an old friend pits Cole against the seedy underworld of human trafficking and child abduction.
This tale of two cities puts Cole’s investigative skills to the ultimate test - and forces him to put his loyalty to his friends above the law. The question is, will he survive to write the story?
Micheal Maxwell has found a niche in the mystery genre with The Cole Sage Series that departs from the usual, heavily sexual, profanity laced norm, and gives readers a character driven stories, with twists, turns, and page turning plot lines, but most of all a hero they can relate to and root for with each new case he finds himself involved in.
The Cole Sage Mystery Series started with Diamonds and Cole. Why not read them all?
Interview with the Author
Q - So, tell us about Cole Sage. What makes it special?
A – When I wrote Diamonds and Cole I never dreamed it would still be a multi-books series. Part of the motivation to write more books was the response to Cole. He's a guy with a lot of heart. Men and women both really respond to him. He's suffered loss and heartache and comes back stronger and wiser. In a lot of private detective novels, the character isn’t somebody you’d have over for dinner, at least not more than once. Because Cole is a newspaper man and journalist, he's an everyman, not a typical hardboiled detective. In life there is crime and punishment and that's what motivates Cole. He has a pretty strong moral compass. That’s not to say he won’t make a pretzel or two out of the rules though.
The Cole Sage books draw from a lot of genres. At their heart is the mystery and thriller - private detective genre. The stories could be torn right off the front page of the paper. The political thriller aspect is true crime, current news, and the serial killers Cole deals with seem to have real faces.
I want people to have a great read, with some twists and turns, that in the end leaves them wanting more of this unique and exciting mystery book hero.
Q – Do our readers have to read the Cole Sage Series in order?
A - There is a back story that weaves through the books, but each book can and does stand alone. But this is probably the best order…
- Diamonds and Cole
- Cellar of Cole
- Helix of Cole
- Cole Dust
- Cole Shoot
- Cole Fire
- Heart of Cole (coming soon)
Q - Why should our readers read The Cole Sage Series?
A – This series is a mystery series with heart. The Cole Sage Series gives readers who don’t want excessive sex and profanity a place to call home. Being the new guy on the block I have to deliver the goods and The Cole Sage Series does just that. Diamonds and Cole continues to stay in the top of the Amazon charts, while staying true to the commitment of a moral character.
I think once readers meet Cole Sage they'll keep coming back for more.
Cole Sage Mystery Series eBook Categories
- Mystery Series
- Mystery Thriller
- True crime
- Crimes of the heart
- Mystery suspense
Cellar Full of Cole
This was a great read! This book kept me glued to the pages. As soon as one mystery is solved, big twist and you are on the edge of your seat again. The twist and turns kept me up late into the night to see what would happen next. Cole is a veteran reporter with a tough exterior but a big heart. He always tries to help the little, forgotten people with his articles. In this book it is children he is trying to help. He will also do what he feels he must to help and protect those he cares about. Even if it isn't always totally legal. In this adventure Cole finds happiness after so much pain in his past. But will that happiness be snatched away too quickly? The characters in this book, new ones and old friends are very well written and believable. We come to care about them and what happens to them.
This could be a great stand alone but I do recommend that you read Diamond and Cole first. You come to know Cole and his past. You see why he makes decisions he makes and how he came to be the man that he is.
I would definitely recommend this book and this series to others. I have already bought Helix of Cole and can't wait to start reading it!
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This did not effect my review one way or the other. I honestly enjoyed this book and I think you will too.
Gathering speed as it races to the suspenseful ending.
This is the second book in the Cole Sage series. After reconnecting with his estranged wife just before she passed away in the first book Diamonds And Cole. At which time he discovers he has a daughter and a granddaughter he did not know about. As this book opens he is going out to visit them for Christmas. Just before he leaves he is contacted by a San Francisco newspaper that wants to interview him for a job. Which leaves him with conflicted feelings. He wants to go, but feels an allegiance to his old boss in Chicago who has cancer. This same man who has offered him a job every time he has been out of work. While in the background of the book a serial child killer is emerging in San Francisco. So Cole embarks on a story to run in both papers on child abuse. This story ties his new life with his old life together in a twisted way.
I am sure that most people would say this book is about solving the crime and bring those responsible to justice. But I would say that the book is about the relationships, we make as we travel on life’s journeys. The family we reconnect with after a 20 year absents . The friends and collogues we make at the work place. People we meet doing our job that that become our most steadfast friends. All are relationships that shape our very existence and make us the person that we become. Sometimes a innocent request to help a friend, can turn our world upside down, threatening our very existence, and putting us in a life and death situation. So be careful when you make a promise to help a friend, you never know where it will lead, or if you will get out alive.
Before you get the idea that this is a warm a fuzzy relationship book. It is far from it. This book is like a freight train going downhill with no brakes. Gathering speed as it races to the suspenseful ending. This book is a real page turner, that touches your heart, then scare it so bad it wants to stop beating. Once I started the book I could hardly put it down to eat or sleep. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.
I want Cole Sage on my side
I enjoyed this book, the 2nd in the Cole Sage series! Maxwell does a good job of keeping the reader interested in the characters and always manages to tie up the loose ends. I recommend this book as a great summer read!
Other Books in This Series
- Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
- Published: Dec 07, 2013
- Publisher: Micheal Maxwell
- Seller: Smashwords, Inc.
- Print Length: 258 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 2, The Cole Sage Mystery Series