Chilling! Cold Pursuit by Toni Anderson

Posted May 20, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 2 Comments

Chilling! Cold Pursuit by Toni AndersonCold Pursuit by Toni Anderson
Series: Cold Justice #2
Published by Self Published on June 2, 2015
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 372
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Single mom Vivi Vincent is thrust into her worst nightmare when she’s trapped inside a mall during a terror attack along with her eight-year-old son. With the help of Jed Brennan, an FBI special agent on enforced leave, Vivi and her son survive the assault. But the danger is far from over.

Vivi’s son may have witnessed critical details of the terrorists’ future plans and is targeted for death, but he’s mute, and he’s traumatized. Still someone launches a strike against the FBI’s safe house, and Jed fears the bad guys have an inside man. No longer knowing who to trust, he hides mother and son in a log cabin deep in the heart of the Wisconsin Northwoods. There Jed and Vivi try to figure out how to unlock the information inside her son’s head. What they don’t bargain for is the red-hot attraction that flares between them, or the extent of the sinister plot that threatens to rip apart not only any chance of happiness they might have together, but also the very fabric of American society.


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Quick summary

Single mother and linguist Vivi Vincent walks into the Minnesota Mall with her 8-year old son, Michael, and within minutes finds herself in the middle of one of the worst terrorist attacks since 9/11. FBI Special Agent Jed Brennan, on leave and on his way to his Wisconsin hometown, stops by the mall for some Christmas shopping and finds himself unwittingly in the middle of the action. He joins forces with the resourceful Vivi to escape but not before her son manages to overhear vital information about the terrorist that ultimately puts him at risk.


What I loved about the story

The action starts pretty quickly and the tension never eases up throughout the book. Vivi’s not only super protective about her emotionally challenged son but is quick-minded and resourceful. As terrified as she is for Michael, she’s no damsel in distress, holding her own among all the alphabet law enforcement. Jed’s smart and naturally bonds with the traumatized and mute Michael. I loved his relationship with the child as much as with Vivi. Their romance works, too, even when Jed screws up royally.

The inclusion of the terrorists’ points of view made the story chilling, offering a perspective that was maddening and illuminating at the same time.


The bottom line

The story is high tension with a complicated and intricate plot that wasn’t easy to unravel let alone solve. Between worrying about Vivi and Michael, figuring out the terrorists’ end game and who was the inside leak, I was completely enthralled. Though the nod goes to the suspense, the romance holds its own. Loving this series!

About Toni Anderson

Toni Anderson is a New York Times & USA Today best-selling author of Romantic Suspense. A former marine biologist, Anderson traveled the world with her work. After living in six different countries, she finally settled down in the Canadian prairies with her husband and two children. Combining her love of travel with her love of romantic suspense, Anderson writes stories based in some of the places she has been fortunate enough to visit.

Toni donates 15% of her royalties from Edge of Survival to diabetes research–to find out why, read the book!

She is the author of several novels including Dark Waters, The Killing Game, and A Cold Dark Place. Her novels have been nominated for the prestigious Romance Writers of America® RITA® Award and National Readers’ Choice Awards in Romantic Suspense.

Her latest release is the second book in her Cold Justice Series called Cold Pursuit. Find out more on her website:

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2 responses to “Chilling! Cold Pursuit by Toni Anderson

    • Jonetta (Ejaygirl)

      I think you’d really enjoy this series, Felicia. She writes strong heroines and the stories are just good.