Cold & Deadly

Cold & Deadly

by Toni Anderson

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BN ID: 2940161726259
Publisher: Toni Anderson
Publication date: 02/12/2019
Series: Cold Justice - Crossfire , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 6,196
File size: 740 KB

About the Author

Toni Anderson writes award-winning, bestselling, FBI Romantic Thrillers. She is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, RITA® finalist, science nerd, professional tourist, dog lover, gardener, mom. Anderson's books have won the Readers' Choice Award, Aspen Gold, National Excellence in Romance Fiction, Book Buyers' Best.

Originally from a small town in Shropshire, Toni studied Marine Biology at University of Liverpool (BSc) and University of St. Andrews (Ph.D.) with the intention she'd never be far from the ocean. Well, that plan backfired and she ended up in the Canadian prairies with her biology professor husband, two kids, a rescue dog, and a laid-back leopard gecko.

For more information about Toni's books, please visit her website: https://www.toniandersonauthor.com
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Cold & Deadly 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Very good book with great characters. Great twists and turns with the plot. This is a new author for me and I will be reading more of her books in the future.
Anonymous less than 1 minute ago
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Maria-Rose 8 days ago
When Ava Kanas’s FBI mentor retired agent Van Santos dies, she’s determined to prove that it wasn’t a suicide despite what the evidence appears to show. While attending his funeral a sniper targets a fellow agent, drawing her into another murder case and the notice of FBI Supervisory Special Agent Dominic Sheridan. Dominic is also struggling with the ‘suicide’ as explanation of Van’s death. Working undercover with Ava to prevent her from damaging her fledgling career, they soon discover that these cases are not in isolation, but appear to be part of a serial killer’s plans to decimate the FBI. As they grow closer to the killer, they also get personally involved. Will they catch the perpetrator before their own chance at a happy ending is cut short? I loved this exciting and suspenseful story! It's one of those novels that will keep you turning the pages late into the night as more clues are revealed. Ava may risk her career to prove that Van's death was no accident but Dominic is willing to take the heat if they are discovered investigating after hours. He finds her hot-headed, impulsive, smart...and very attractive. He's older than her and though he isn't her superior at work, he still believes they shouldn't get involved even though the attraction is mutual. Theirs is a slow burn romance as a result, but when they do connect, the sex scenes are hot and add to their growing emotional connection. Part of Dominic's job is hostage negotiations and there's a particularly intense scene involving a crisis at a local prison. Add to that the growing realization that there is a serial killer targeting them and figuring out why and there's never a dull moment in this fast paced, action packed story. Dominic and Ava's points of view are interspersed with the occasional POV of the killer to make things extra interesting. Fans of the author's Cold Justice series will recognize some secondary characters making cameo appearances. It's a great start to a new romantic suspense series!
Anonymous 9 days ago
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Sandy-thereadingcafe 13 days ago
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.
IAGrams 17 days ago
Every time I think Toni Anderson can’t get any better, she does. Cold and Deadly, the first book in her new Cold Justice series, sets the reader up perfectly for the roller coaster ride of murder, distrust, cunning, adventure, and attraction. Once I started, I couldn’t put it down! The action starts with sniper shoots during a funeral. Was the shooter’s victim the first or the second? Was the man they were trying to bury the first victim instead of the “accident” they thought it was? Special Agent Ava Kanas knows it was murder, she just needs help proving it. Van was like a father to her and she won’t let his death go unpunished. Unfortunately, no one agrees with her until top negotiator Dominic Sheridan finds some evidence that doesn’t fit. I had no clue who the bad guy was until almost the end of the book! And I am not giving that away! You have to read this fast paced tale yourself to find the bad guy. I hope you love it as much as I did!
KaraS 20 days ago
First Toni Anderson book, but won't be my last!! So this is a spin-off of the Cold Justice series, but can be a complete stand alone. This is a new to me author and oh my - this book had it all suspense, romance, intrigue. It kept me fascinated the whole way through. Someone is killing off FBI agents, but it takes a while for anyone to realize this and it would have taken longer if not for the help of Agent Ava Kanas. Her mentor died of an apparent suicide, but Ava doesn't believe it and is able to convince SSA Dominic Sheridan to ensure things are looked into further. There is crossover of other characters, so if you have read the other series - you will enjoy seeing them in this one. If they are all new to you - it's fun to see how everything interconnects. This one will definitely have you guessing and the ending is an action packed thriller!! But don't worry - there's plenty of romance as well - even while they fight it! "His words shook her as did the velvet tone of his voice. It wasn't the voice he used during negotiations. It was the one he'd used when they'd had s**." I voluntarily requested and read an advance reader copy.
beckymmoe 3 months ago
OMG, THIS BOOK. It is so freaking good. It kept me going from the first page to the last--a roller coaster ride of a story to rival anything Cedar Point has to offer and the some! Ms. Anderson did an amazing job of concealing who the antagonist was, even while giving us clues aplenty--once it all comes together they make total sense, but ohmygoodness she really kept me guessing for a good chunk of the book. I kept going back and re-reading scenes, looking for the clues that would have revealed it all, but the obvious ones aren't there. At. All. The last 25% of the book was pretty much one "Ah ha! So that's why..." moment after another, interspersed equally with heart-pounding suspense and romance. Speaking of romance--everything in that arena too is spot-on. I loved Ava and Dominic, and even while bemoaning the fact that they weren't sitting down and having a much-needed conversation, it made complete sense that they weren't--they barely had time to breathe with everything that was going on. And yes, they argument could undoubtedly be made that things happen pretty fast here relationship-wise, but with everything else that was going on, falling in love quickly honestly felt like the least of their worries. By the book's end, I was more than ready to believe in the EA part of their HEA. Cold & Deadly is the first in Ms. Anderson's new series, and as such is a great place to start reading her books if you're a newbie. If you're not, you may see some familiar characters here--there's an especially exciting connection to book one in the Cold Justice ( A Cold Dark Place ) that helps to make this story one I won't be forgetting soon... (no worries if you haven't read that book yet--but trust me, you're going to want to!) I am so freaking ready for this series--bring more on, please, ASAP! Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
catlou 3 months ago
Dominic and Ava are FBI agents, and a dear friend of theirs has died. Everyone, including Dominic, believes it was by his own hand, but Ava’s convinced it’s murder. As Dominic begins to look into it, his life is in jeopardy, and he finds more deaths that begin to look suspicious. While Ava and Dominic work together to find out the truth, their feelings for each other grow. Just as the case and their personal relationship are heating up, things come to a head which could cost them both their futures as well as their lives. This story has a constant pulse of suspense and sexual tension that will keep you riveted. You are pulled in so deep the rest of the world just melts away, and you find yourself holding your breath in anticipation of what’s going to happen. It’s an intriguing and suspenseful romance, full of drama and hot, steamy passion. The romance and suspense are intense and so well integrated throughout the story that you will be kept captivated from beginning to end. You'll never guess who it is. I highly recommend this extremely exciting and gripping love story!!
Ellen-oceanside 3 months ago
New series and the action begins from the first page. Dominic at his friend and retired FBI agent Van’s funeral, questions his death. Ava Kanas gripping her boss Aldrich arm, till Dominic suggest they cool it till back at the office. Their gut instinct telling them it was murder. Then an agent fell, their was a sniper close by and shooting. Dominic wants the case, he is the best negotiator there is,but needed there for now. With Ava on his mind, rule he didn’t date agents, or young rookie ones. Aldrich ask Dominic to look at the files, was there anything to what Ava said This is another winner for the author, it is fast action, with lots of twists. Showing us their negotiation skills. The romance interest between Dominic and Ava. The plot is straight forward and easy to read
Ellen-oceanside 3 months ago
New series and the action begins from the first page. Dominic at his friend and retired FBI agent Van’s funeral, questions his death. Ava Kanas gripping her boss Aldrich arm, till Dominic suggest they cool it till back at the office. Their gut instinct telling them it was murder. Then an agent fell, their was a sniper close by and shooting. Dominic wants the case, he is the best negotiator there is,but needed there for now. With Ava on his mind, rule he didn’t date agents, or young rookie ones. Aldrich ask Dominic to look at the files, was there anything to what Ava said This is another winner for the author, it is fast action, with lots of twists. Showing us their negotiation skills. The romance interest between Dominic and Ava. The plot is straight forward and easy to read
Ellen-oceanside 3 months ago
New series and the action begins from the first page. Dominic at his friend and retired FBI agent Van’s funeral, questions his death. Ava Kanas gripping her boss Aldrich arm, till Dominic suggest they cool it till back at the office. Their gut instinct telling them it was murder. Then an agent fell, their was a sniper close by and shooting. Dominic wants the case, he is the best negotiator there is,but needed there for now. With Ava on his mind, rule he didn’t date agents, or young rookie ones. Aldrich ask Dominic to look at the files, was there anything to what Ava said This is another winner for the author, it is fast action, with lots of twists. Showing us their negotiation skills. The romance interest between Dominic and Ava. The plot is straight forward and easy to read
Ellen-oceanside 3 months ago
New series and the action begins from the first page. Dominic at his friend and retired FBI agent Van’s funeral, questions his death. Ava Kanas gripping her boss Aldrich arm, till Dominic suggest they cool it till back at the office. Their gut instinct telling them it was murder. Then an agent fell, their was a sniper close by and shooting. Dominic wants the case, he is the best negotiator there is,but needed there for now. With Ava on his mind, rule he didn’t date agents, or young rookie ones. Aldrich ask Dominic to look at the files, was there anything to what Ava said This is another winner for the author, it is fast action, with lots of twists. Showing us their negotiation skills. The romance interest between Dominic and Ava. The plot is straight forward and easy to read
singneon 3 months ago
Wow, what a ride!!! Just when I thought I had it all figured out, lol.... Very intense, action-packed, suspenseful and romantic. Plot is very gripping and I was instantly drawn right into the world of Dominic & Ava aka Superman & Superwoman. Great characters, agents in different fields their mutual instant attraction puts them on even ground. I like them both, they each have a few secrets and are equally strong-willed, smart, bold & determined. Always love with the "crew" shows up, would be disappointed if they didn't and this puzzle needed the extra help. Couldn't put it down, can't wait until the next ones comes and definitely in my re-read stack. I am voluntarily reviewing a free copy.
pwall55 3 months ago
Start with seeing into the mind of a killer with no real clues of who it is, then ramping up the tension with spine-chilling suspense, Toni Andersen has done it again in Cold & Deadly (Cold Justice: Crossfire #1). The many threads of the plot are woven tightly together in this finely crafted story. The entire book is impressive but the scene in the woods near the ends is extraordinary. I couldn’t have stop reading no matter what; too much happening! Never guess who was the killer which is terrifying to think you could be trick so easily. Then I loved the characters; the professional, calm Special Agent Dominic Sheridan and the impulsive, determined younger rookie, Ave Kanas. Highly recommend to suspense reader or fans of thriller or anyone who enjoys a great story. You will not be disappointed by this masterfully crafted story. This one should be on the big screen. It would be a block buster! Let’s see, who should play the part of Dominic??? An ARC of the book was given to me by the publisher/author which I voluntarily chose to read and reviewed. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Boohimdanno 3 months ago
Toni Anderson create Hero and herons that readers can connect with, from their drive for the truth or seeking answers no one else can ask. Toni Anderson is a can't miss author! Cold and Deadly starts off with a bang, reader reconnect with secondary characters from the other series and Mallory is finally having her baby. The characters are smart, strong and willing to risk their life for those who are innocent. Toni Anderson is able to combine action, characters who come alive on the pages as the walk, run or even shoot though the pages of the story. The author is able to create the perfect balance of Action, Suspense and Romance. Making this a can't miss series. Thank you to the author for a copy of Cold and Deadly in exchange for my honest review.
BookAddictLive 3 months ago
I love Toni Anderson books, they have everything I love reading about. In this book we hit the jackpot, great characters, plenty of murders and above all a couple falling love. This starts at a funeral of a well loved FBI agent who had either committed suicide or shot himself by accident. So under the circumstances the mourners are close friends and family. Suddenly shots are fired at the FBI agents attending. This starts an investigation that leads all over the county. Dominic Sheridan is investigating with the help of Special Agent Ava Kanas.It always hard to write a review without giving much away especially a murder mystery. This book kept me gripped and I couldn’t put it down. It kept me guessing until the end and them I felt bereft when it was finished. So what I’m trying to say is this is a great read, and I loved the Ava and Dominic they are good together or should I say HOT together. This is definitely going on my reread shelf.