"I devoured this book! Clear your calendar before starting Cold Malice, because you won't want to put it down!" -USA Today bestselling author Rachel Grant.
Twenty years ago, she was a cult leader's innocent daughter and he was an undercover agent who broke her heart and destroyed her life. Now he's back...
ASAC Steve (Mac) McKenzie is leading a task force investigating a series of malicious crimes in the heart of Washington, DC. His undercover work in an antigovernment compound twenty years earlier is related—as is the sweet, innocent girl he befriended back then. Now that girl is a beautiful woman, and she has something to hide.
Tess Fallon spent a lifetime trying to outrun her family's bigotry, but someone is using the anniversary of her father's death to carry out evil crimes and she's terrified her younger brother is involved. She sets out to uncover the truth and comes face-to-face with a man she once idolized, a man she thought long dead. As the crimes escalate, it becomes obvious the killer has an agenda, and Tess and Mac are running out of time to stop him.
Will the perpetrator use a decades-old dream of revolution to attack the federal government? And will the fact that Tess and Mac have fallen hard for one another give a stone-cold killer the power to destroy them?
Finalist in the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence for Single Title Romantic Suspense.
This edition features a brand-new cover.
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No room for white supremacy with these FBI agents.
This is a wonderful series. Tess is a ten year old living in a white supremacy family. She doesn’t really fit in. There is a young man that she “likes” in a ten year old way. He too is different. An important thing he tells her, grab her baby brother, lock the door and hide in the closet if something bad happens. That day isn’t so far off.
Now 20 years later, Tess is an accountant, her brother is in college and suddenly an FBI agent named Mac runs into her and he is the boy who warned her to safety. Three people have been killed, a fourth in the hospital and these are hate crimes that seem to be like Tess’ dead family from 20 years ago.
So many things point to Tess and her brother. The book takes place in about a week. Both Tess and Mac are expecting full trust from the other while realizing that isn’t realistic. Even with the attraction between them. Tess has made herself strong. Twice she saves her life and others.
I thought I knew who was behind this a couple of times, the end surprised me. Wonderful addition to this series and always fabulous when people from other books pop in for hellos.
This is an interesting story and very believable. However, the constant use of swear words detracted from the story and I quickly lost interest. I do not understand why the author thought the use of four letter words was necessary. I will not be reading anymore books by this author.
Toni Anderson used to be one of my favorite authors. I was tickled pink when I saw Cold Malice free on IBOOKS. I read 43% of the book and couldn’t take anymore references to the bigoted, racist south. She threw us in with Adolf Hitler even. Doesn’t she realize that she probably has a lot of Southern fans? The South is not what it used to be. I actually believe it is more tolerant than the North. Bet there are plenty of African Americans who would say the same. But she is from Canada. Might ought to do more “on site” research before she starts writing.