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Cold Blooded (New Orleans Series #2)

Cold Blooded (New Orleans Series #2)

3.8 367
by Lisa Jackson

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His Vengeance Will Be Repeated.  .  .

A woman's slashed, incinerated corpse is found in a seedy New Orleans apartment. Her killer is certain there were no witnesses, unaware that his every move was seen by a beautiful stranger--from her bed in a bayou cottage on the outskirts of town.  .  .

And Repeated.  .  .



His Vengeance Will Be Repeated.  .  .

A woman's slashed, incinerated corpse is found in a seedy New Orleans apartment. Her killer is certain there were no witnesses, unaware that his every move was seen by a beautiful stranger--from her bed in a bayou cottage on the outskirts of town.  .  .

And Repeated.  .  .

Weeks later, another violent vision shatters Olivia Bechet's sleep. Convinced a serial killer is stalking the city, Olivia turns to the authorities. But jaded detective Rick Bentz doesn't believe her--even when a second body turns up, slain in exactly the same bizarre, ritualistic manner Olivia described.  .  .

And Repeated.  .  .

As New Orleans panics in the icy grip of a merciless killer, Olivia is frustrated by Bentz's skepticism--and captivated by her attraction to him. But soon her dreams are invaded by images of another murder. One that has yet to be committed. This time, Olivia recognizes not only the victim's face--but the murderer's. And both are closer than she ever imagined.  .  .

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Another serial killer is wreaking havoc in New Orleans, and it's up to detectives Rick Bentz and Reuben Montoya, the protagonists from Jackson's previous thriller, Hot Blooded, to reign him in. This time around, the detectives are joined by Olivia Benchet, a reluctant psychic who hails from a highly dysfunctional family. Olivia's visions of a priestly killer who tortures and sacrifices young females provide Bentz and Montoya with their best clues, but Olivia may be the next victim if Bentz doesn't shrug off his cynicism concerning visions and romantic entanglements with the wild-haired psychic. Twice burned by his former wife, who had an affair with his half-brother, Bentz now lives for work and his rebellious, 19-year-old daughter, Kristi. The hunt for the murderer escalates when Olivia realizes her visions are a two-way mirror, and the killer has Kristi and Olivia in his sights. Jackson's sanctimonious serial killer, who refers to himself as The Chosen One, is stock, but the dynamics between her protagonists, particularly between Bentz and Olivia, are a welcome counterpoint to the violent action. Although some readers may be repulsed by the killer's sexually sadistic crimes, which are depicted in graphic detail,others will be intrigued by Jackson's portrayal of the grotesqueries that result when faith and family are perverted. (June) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

Publication date:
New Orleans Series , #2
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Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

LISA JACKSON is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over ninety-five novels, including You Will Pay, After She’s Gone, Deserves to Die, You Don’t Want to Know, Running Scared, and Shiver. She is also the co-author of the Colony Series, written with her sister and bestselling author Nancy Bush, as well as the collaborative novels Sinister and Ominous, written with Nancy Bush and Rosalind Noonan. There are over thirty million copies of her novels in print and her writing has been translated into nineteen languages. She lives with her family and three rambunctious dogs in the Pacific Northwest. Readers can visit her website at www.lisajackson.com and find her on Facebook.

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Cold Blooded 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 367 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In New Orleans, the killer left behind a carved up incinerated corpse with no witnesses to the vicious homicide. No eye witnesses that is because Olivia Bechet observed every slash and burn though she was sleeping several miles away from the crime scene in her cottage. Thinking that she suffered through a particularly nasty nightmare, Olivia ignores her dream until it reoccurs a few weeks later with a different victim. She feels she is somehow connected to this ¿priestly¿ serial killer and goes to the authorities only to have Detective Rick Bentz scoff at her claims.

As the Big Easy panics with a rising death count, Olivia continues to press Rick and his younger partner Reuben Montoya into believing her even if the senior detective scornfully laughs at her assertions. However, the culprit sees what she sees through her eyes and believes Olivia knows too much. Now she dreams that she is the next victim. She pleads with the two cops to keep her safe, but Rick remains more than skeptical as he concludes that the woman he loves is a lunatic.

COLD BLOODED is an exciting serial killer thriller that stars a wonderful heroine and Rick, a secondary character from the prequel HOT BLOODED. The story line engages the reader mostly because of the interplay between Rick and Olivia. The killer is standard off the shelf stock while the graphic descriptions of the sexual crimes are not everyone¿s café du lait though the scenes provide the depth to what the heroine faces. Lisa Jackson provides fans of serial killer plots, police procedurals, and romantic suspense with an entertaining tale.

Harriet Klausner

binglebella More than 1 year ago
kept me up at night!
jess309 More than 1 year ago
I gave it a 4 star because it started out really slow and took a few chapters to get into it. Once the story line really picked up it was a GREAT read. Kept you guessing up until the end on who the murderer was. I would recommend it to anyone that likes murder mystery books.
Jamie Smith More than 1 year ago
I have always loved her books, and this one is no exception! Keeps you guessing throughout the whole book. Definitely worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept me uo nights reading; couldnt put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another good book, i enjoy reading her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. Lisa Jackson's book are soo good. 400 pages and I read it in 2 1/2 days. Glad there are 5 more books in this series!
buddyds More than 1 year ago
Awesome book really love this book.It was really awesome
Sharron55 More than 1 year ago
this was written in true Lisa Jackson form with all the twist and turns. Love her books
reader67EJ More than 1 year ago
I have to say this is my first book by Lisa Jackson. If it were on t.v. I would not have watched it due to the violence. I thought I had figured out who the killer was but boy was I wrong! The language was a little strong for me and the sexual descriptions I think I could've gone without. I have a pretty good imagination and so that part of it and the very descriptive parts of the murder were why I only gave 4 stars, plus I had a little problem keeping track of who was who I was reading about until near the end. Good spellbinder tho!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great read even though I did not like one part of the ending. It was very suspenseful and kept you guessing who the bad guy was!
TeddyThomas More than 1 year ago
Great book 2 in the series after another great book 1
Lindsie More than 1 year ago
This book really kept my interest. It was thrilling and hard to put down. I actually looked forward to reading it after a hard day of work! Being book #2 in the series, it was nice to "see" some of the same characters back. For anyone who enjoys thrillers of the author I recommend this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love her series !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I live in New Orleans so I wanted to check this series out. I love them! I'm on my third, "Shiver" and am hooked. Lisa Jackson is an amazing writer! You won't be sorry if you read her books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read! I am looking foward to reading the next book in the series.
MurdockSC More than 1 year ago
As usual for Lisa Jackson you will be hooked from page one....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found Cold Blooded, the second in Lisa Jackson's New Orleans Series quite good. It kept my interest, and has very likeable characters. On the read #3 in the series. Highly recommended.
leegee More than 1 year ago
I love all of Lisa Jackson's books and would recommend them as a good mystery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love how you really have no idea till the final pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Page turner!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. I have recently discovered Lisa Jackson and I am now a fan of her writing. She gets right into the head of the perp and lets us all know how their mind works. This book kept me on the edge of my seat. And I look forward to reading the entire New Orleans series.
GrammyEG More than 1 year ago
I hadn't read Lisa Jackson for a while, and I forgot how good she is. This book is really really good!
Clarity319 More than 1 year ago
This book was a great read...fast paced & never a dull moment...
Anonymous 3 months ago