The Coldest Mile

The Coldest Mile

by Tom Piccirilli
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The Coldest Mile by Tom Piccirilli

Raised to be a thief and getaway driver, Chase left the bent life after he found his true love, Lila. For ten years he walked the straight and narrow—until Lila was murdered. Now Chase is looking for his grandfather Jonah, the stone-cold-killer con man who raised him anis the last living repository of his family’s darkest secrets. In returning to his criminal roots, Chase hopes to save Jonah’s infant daughter from the life that Chase himself can’t escape.

But first he’ll need a score. Chase thinks he’s found it as a driver for a dysfunctional crime family that’s anything but organized. With the Langans’ patriarch dying, the once powerful syndicate may unravel before Chase can rip it off. If he survives the bloodbath to come, he’ll face an even uglier showdown. Because his grandfather Jonah is waiting for him at the coldest family reunion this side of hell.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553590852
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/24/2009
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Tom Piccirilli lives in Colorado, where, besides writing, he spends an inordinate amount of time watching trash cult films and reading Gold Medal classic noir and hardboiled novels. He's a fan of Asian cinema, especially horror movies, bullet ballet, pinky violence, and samurai flicks. He also likes walking his dogs around the neighborhood. Are you starting to get the hint that he doesn't have a particularly active social life? Well, to heck with you, buddy, yours isn't much better. Give him any static and he'll smack you in the mush, dig? Tom also enjoys making new friends. He is the author of twenty novels including The Cold Spot, The Midnight Road, The Dead Letters, Headstone City, November Mourns, and A Choir of Ill Children.  He's a four-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award and a final nominee for the World Fantasy Award, the International Thriller Writers Award, and Le Grand Prix de L'Imaginaire. 

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Coldest Mile 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Drabbs More than 1 year ago
Tom Piccirilli is one of the best authors working today, and his latest novel The Coldest mile proves it. This book picks up right where the first book in the series The Cold Spot left off. If you have not read anything from Tom Piccirilli you need to go out and pick up The Cold Spot and The Coldest Mile.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept my interest- but not a deep plot..
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DallyHo More than 1 year ago
This series and the Terrier Rand series are fabulous! I hope there will be a third book. Tom Piccirilli writers unforgettable characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good characters,plot.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Chase¿s mom was murdered in a cold case unsolved and soon afterward his father committed suicide. His grandfather Jonah, a murderous con artist raised young Chase, mentoring the lad in a life of crime. Chase became a getaway driver until he met, fell in love with, and married cop Lila. After her death, he learned his grandfather sired a daughter currently two years old Kylie.

With Lila competing with Jonah for ¿talking¿ time inside his head, Chase believes he must rescue his two years old half-aunt from her father; who is his grandfather. He believes grandpa killed his mom years ago. Knowing he will need money to accomplish his goal, with the help of a friend, he obtains work as a chauffeur to the dysfunctional Langan crime family whose patriarch is dying. He plans to steal from a mob that has seen its better days. After he takes their money, the next stop is a confrontation with Jonah.

THE COLDEST MILE feels more like two novellas with part one involving Chase¿s time up the Hudson with the Langan mob and part two involving his search for his grandfather and his infant half-aunt. The story line is fast-paced and filled with action whether it is with the hero shaking down the pathetic mob in New York or his inquiries in Florida. Though the exciting plot especially with the Langan family takes longer than necessary before reaching the anticipated reunion, fans will enjoy Chase¿s latest escapades (see THE COLD SPOT) knowing an even arctic colder tale should follow.

Harriet Klausner