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"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. 

September 12
Toni Anderson
Toni Anderson

Customer Reviews

SPdub ,

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.

Ellen/Oceanside ,


She survived the nightmare of growing up with hate and bigotry of her father, Now 20 years on the anniversary, someone carrying out evil crimes, and Tess wonders, is her baby brother involved. Mac from that time protected her, now with ASAC she thought long dead. Now the two working together, will the evil overpower them. A darker side, I don’t care for, but do like her books. They have good descriptive plot and flow easily to the end. All of her books can be read separately. Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.


Yeah, good addition to the series

I really appreciate Toni's books. They are well written, have great characters, and a good story. Can't wait for the next book!

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