NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR
Thrilling romantic suspense starring a rugged British hero reminiscent of James Bond from the author of the bestselling, award-winning Cold Justice Series.
Foreword by Brenda Novak
Dr. Cameran Young knew her assignment wouldn’t be easy. As lead biologist on the Environment Impact Assessment team, her findings would determine the future of a large mining project in the northern Canadian bush. She expected rough conditions and hostile miners—but she didn’t expect to find a dead body her first day on the job.
Former SAS Sergeant Daniel Fox forged a career as a helicopter pilot, working as far from the rest of the human race as possible. The thrill of flying makes his civilian life bearable, and he lives by his mantra: don’t get involved. But when he’s charged with transporting the biologist to her research vessel, he can’t help but get involved in the murder investigation—and with Cameran, who awakens emotions he’s desperate to suppress.
In the harsh and rugged wilderness, Daniel and Cameran must battle their intense and growing attraction while keeping ahead of a killer who will stop at nothing to silence her...
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Originally published in 2011
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"Hey, boys! The strippers are here!"
Guffaws of laughter hooted through the crowd as Cam dropped her backpack to the bare wooden floor and released a whoosh of air. "Yeah, yeah. Very funny."
She leaned on the bar, adjusted her ball cap, feeling hot and lightheaded. Her hands shook, her mouth tasted of aviation fuel and dirt. Not a good way to start a twelve-week stint in the Canadian wilderness. She slipped her hand into the back pocket of her worn-out jeans and grabbed her wallet, relieved to have almost reached her destination.
"Give me a cranberry juice and a tomato juice, please," Cam asked the bartender. On today's four flightsso farshe'd used up half her emergency granola bars. A helicopter was supposed to pick them up here in Frenchmans Bight for the short hop to the ship where they'd be stationed for the next three months, but the pilot wasn't here yet.
The bartender put the cranberry juice in front of her and she chugged back half the glass and left the rest on the bar. She needed a quick sugar fix. The tomato juice would stop her stomach from feeling as if her throat had been cut.
"Vikki? What do you want to drink?"
"Get me a vodka and tonic, hon, and make it a double if this ship we're on really is dry." The blonde made dry sound like leprous.
Vikki Salinger was a Ph.D. student in the lab where Cam was now a post-doctoral research fellow. They'd been friends as undergraduates, but the other girl had taken a break from science to earn a mint modeling. Needless to say, Cam didn't have any catwalk in her past, present or future.
Vikki looked around the shabby room for somewhere to sit. Cam took stock of her surroundings and figured this remote Labrador mining community wouldn't know what hit it. Every person in the bar had a Y chromosome, and testosterone lit the air like campfire smoke.
Cam paid the bartender and, drinks in hand, shoved her backpack across the floor with her foot toward the table Vikki chose. Cam left Vikki's luggage where it sat, blocking the entrance like some oversized Barbie accessory. Yes, she was cranky. Eighteen hours of traveling had taken some of the pep out of her usually sunny demeanor.
An older guy with bushy silver eyebrows, wearing mud-caked boots and a black-and-gray plaid shirt, sidled over from the herd of men.
"So, what're two purdy things like you doing in a roughneck joint like this?" His cheeks were ruddy, and a gold tooth winked from deep inside his mouth.
Vikki leaned back and let her eyes travel over him the way she did every man who came within touching distance. Age didn't matter. The fact she was already screwing Cam's boss, her own Ph.D. supervisor, didn't matter either.
"What's your name?" Vikki asked.
"I'm Dwight Wineberg. I'm in charge of the exploratory mining operation 'round here." He puffed out his chest and hid the hand with his wedding band beneath the table.
Cam took a long draw of tomato juice and watched the interaction from beneath her lashes. In terms of attractiveness, Dwight turned her stomach, which, as a reaction based purely on looks, proved she was just as shallow as he was.
Vikki curved her lips into a smile, and the whole bar lit up like dry tinder in a forest fire. Cam grinned around her straw. She eyed the menu written on a chalkboard behind the barmoose stew and caribou burgers? Ugh. Hopefully she'd get something more appetizing on the ship.
"And who are you?"Dwight asked.
"I'm Vikki, and this here is Cameran." Vikki indicated Cam without looking at her and Dwight didn't even pretend to glance away from the blue-eyed blonde.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Boy, can this lady write! Every one of her books have been awesome. I have one more to read, and I'm sure it will be just as exciting as the rest. I hope to see more books by her in the future.
It just didn't hold my interest. Not enough suspense and constant references to sex became redundant pretty quickly. I skimmed over a lot to force myself to finish it.
This story was awesome.it kept me wondering who was the bad guy.great read
Whew! Talk about a keep you on the edge of your seat story! I LOVED Edge of Survival! Romantic Suspense is one of my favorite genres and Toni Anderson writes a quality story. I found Cameran, and even Daniel very easy to relate to as people which made this story compelling. The fact that Cameran is determined to live her life to the fullest, in spite of the fact that she has a disease that can easily turn deadly if she does not take care of herself properly, made me really admire her. As for Daniel, who has not had an inner demon or two that they have had to overcome? Reading about how he works to overcome his problems made me want to keep reading. Also, the love scenes are highly charged and emotional. Overall, the emotions along with the suspense of trying to stay one step ahead of a murderer are what drive this story and make it the compelling read that it is. Personally, I am going to be checking out this author’s backlist for more great reads. If you love stories that keep you on the edge of your seat, if you love seeing a killer get his comeuppance, and you have to have your romance too, then you will want to pick up a copy of Edge of Survival today! Regina Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More
Toni Anderson's Edge of Survival is a "Can't pur it down," novel. A sexy hero, a gutsy heroine and a fadscinating edge of your seat story.