Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Cold Malice

With: Toni Anderson

Freebie Alert!

Happy Tuesday and release day for me!! I am so excited for the release of COLD MALICE, the eighth book in my Cold Justice Series (which can all be read as standalone titles).

The inspiration for this story came from a visit to FBI Headquarters in Washington DC last December. And I didn’t just visit HQ, but, specifically, the Strategic Information and Operations Center (SIOC), which is the FBI’s global command and communications center. Think Jason Bourne and you’ve pretty much nailed the entire thing. I wish I could have taken pictures inside but, for obvious reasons, that wasn’t allowed. I did take lots of notes and got to see one of Hoover’s little wooden desks.

I decided to utilize my visit to this fascinating place by having my latest fictional hero, ASAC Steve McKenzie (who made an appearance in COLD PURSUIT) transferred there. If agents hope to climb the career ladder they have to do a couple of stints at HQ. The rest of the story I’d been planning for a while. I am a little perturbed at how relevant this story seems to be right now, but COLD MALICE is also an exciting, sexy, adventure. I hope you enjoy.



Read an excerpt from COLD MALICE

When he didn’t move she went to the front door and opened it, waiting for him to take the hint. Damn. He’d blown it. When he stood in front of her again he opened his mouth to speak.
She beat him to it. “Don’t leave town, right?” Bitterness was rife in the lines around her mouth. In the bite of her tone.
“I was going to say that if anyone from Kodiak gets in touch—”
“They won’t.”
“But if they do—”
“They won’t!” She appeared on the verge of crying, but fighting it.
He’d seen all sorts of tears during his time on the job. It was always the ones that didn’t fall that affected him most.
He pulled a business card out of his pocket, took her hand and folded her fingers over it. The skin on skin contact made something unexpected spread through his body. Despite her anger she felt it too— he could tell by the way her pupils widened and her lips parted on a gasp. She tried to pull away but he didn’t let go and he didn’t back down.
Instead he pulled her toward him into a stiff embrace. His breath brushed her hair as he kissed the top of her head— like she was still that little girl he’d known all those years ago.
“I’m not the bad guy here, Tess,” he murmured against her hair.
She kept her head bowed, and eyes closed, hand pressed like a fiery brand against his heart.
“Neither am I, but no one seems to care.”
She pulled away, and he let her go. Then he walked away just like he had nearly twenty years ago.
He sat in his car, staring at the house, knowing she was inside watching him right back.

The unexpected attraction had caught him off guard. He’d forgotten what it felt like to actually want someone. But he couldn’t afford to start something with the daughter of one of the most notorious white supremacist leaders in history. That would not look great on his résumé.

Twenty years ago, she was a cult leader’s innocent daughter…and he was undercover agent who broke her heart and destroyed her life. Now he’s back and she’s in his crosshairs. 



FREEBIE ALERT!

If you want to read the rest of the series then this is a fantastic time to start! The first three award-winning books, along with a bonus short story, are FREE but the sale ends Sept 12!

Also available in Audio (not free).


Find out more about Toni Anderson’s books on her website.

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