When Mike Lynch is contacted by his ex-wife about the missing nephew of her new husband, he offers to help find the young man with the help of his friend Terry Cochran.
Arriving in LA to try and track down the young man, the pair are immediately torn away when the missing man’s car shows up, abandoned on the side of a deserted road in New Mexico.
When two fake police officers cross their path, Terry and Mike know there is more to the case than meets the eye, and soon they find themselves asking exactly who it is they are really looking for…
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Cold Winter Sun by Tony J. Forder Sequel to Scream Bloody Murder Opening with a torture scene sets a dark mood for this book that has Mike Lynch’s ex-wife Donna calling him from California for help just after the prologue. Her new husband’s nephew has gone missing and she hopes Mike will be able to find him and bring him home. Why an ex-husband would willingly get on a plane in Europe and head to California to find the nephew of the man who married the woman he still loves is a bit of a conundrum but that is just what he did. This is the second book in what may become a series. Not having read Scream Bloody Murder did not impair my ability to enjoy this book – not even a little bit. Mike and his retired marine buddy Terry are both intelligent, well trained, lethal killing machines. So, when they show up and start looking for nephew Vern it is assumed they will find the person they are looking for…eventually…although what shape he will be in is questionable after reading that opening torture scene. This was an action-packed thrilling story that kept me interested throughout. The reason Vern was gone proved to be a mystery within a mystery with several red herrings to deal with before the truth is finally revealed. There is more than one evil person and group in this book and more characters than most to keep track of but it all came together well by the end of the story. I felt I could relate to the main characters and was rooting for Mike and Terry as the story unfolded. I wouldn’t mind seeing the two of them in future books although what type of business they would actually open is a bit of a mystery to me BUT no worries because the author seems more than capable of deciding what shingle to hang out for Mike and Terry should they decide to go into business and entertain us with their exploits. Thank you to Bloodhound Books for the ARC – this is my honest review. 4-5 Stars
Cold Winter Sun is a riveting read - and Mike and Terry are a special kind of soldiers, ones who owe their loyalty to each other and their allegiance to the side of right. I very much enjoyed their interactions and the way they were able to read one another without words. This was a tight, well paced tale with interesting protagonists and mile-a-minute action. Our Brits find their way to LA and then New Mexico as they search for a missing young man, the nephew of Mike's ex-wife Donna's new husband Drew, stepdad to his daughter Wendy. And they find themselves tangled up in cyber crimes, grand theft, torture, and murder. They find themselves working for or against Roswell police, one County Sheriff, the FBI and possibly Reservation cops as well before it is all over. And what about the little green men in their UFO's? I will have to find and read Scream Blue Murder - and I very much hope to visit with Mike and Terry once again in the future. Please bring them back. I received a free electronic copy of this novel from Netgalley, Tony J. Forder, and Bloodhound Books in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me. Cold Winter Sun is an excellent crime thriller, and a tribute to my personal stomping grounds - Otero, Lincoln and Chaves Counties, New Mexico. It was a special treat to find local haunts in this British novel. I hope you were able to spend some spring joy and summer heat with us as well!