With: Toni Anderson
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I managed to scare the crap out of myself while researching my latest Romantic Suspense, COLD BLOODED. It wasn’t a serial killer or some deranged individual this time. This time my villain is so small you can fit a hundred of them across the width of a human hair.
My fictional bad guy has bioengineered a weaponized, vaccine-resistant version of Anthrax. As a former scientist, I enjoyed reading about how the disease spreads and effects the human body (I know, I’m weird). What I didn’t enjoy was discovering about how advancements in gene-splicing has enabled researchers to craft more lethal versions of the deadliest biological agents known to man. I didn’t enjoy reading about the biological weapons programs or experiencing the very real fear that somewhere, secret tests are still being carried out.
The good news is that as techniques improve, the methods for fighting disease (natural and engineered) are also improving. The research did give me a whole new appreciation for the importance of funding science.
Searching for the truth…
Disgraced investigative journalist Pip West is devastated when she discovers her best friend’s body face-down in a tranquil lake. When cops and federal agents determine that her friend overdosed then drowned, Pip knows they’re mistaken and intends to prove it.
Special Agent Hunt Kincaid doesn’t trust journalists and has no patience for Pip’s delusions, especially since her meddling could reveal why the FBI is interested in her friend’s last days. The dead scientist worked at the cutting edge of vaccine research and might have a connection to a new, weaponized, vaccine-resistant anthrax strain that just hit the black market.
…just turned deadly.
Pip is thrown off her game by grief and her unexpected attraction to the handsome federal agent. Hunt battles the same unwelcome pull, determined to resist the heat that threatens to consume them both. But the more Pip digs, the closer she gets to both the sexy FBI agent, and to a bioweapons terrorist who’s more than capable of cold-bloodedly sacrificing anyone who gets in his way.
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07BRF5SFP
Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07BRF5SFP
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Toni Anderson is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, RITA nominee, science nerd, professional tourist, dog lover, gardener, mom. Originally from a small town in England, Toni studied Marine Biology at University of Liverpool (B.Sc.) and University of St. Andrews (Ph.D.) with the intention she’d never be far from the ocean. Well, that plan backfired and she ended up in the Canadian prairies with her biology professor husband, two kids, a rescue dog, and two laid-back leopard geckos. Toni started writing while pregnant with her first child and never stopped. Her greatest achievements are mastering the Tokyo subway, climbing Ben Lomond, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, and surviving fourteen Winnipeg winters (fingers crossed). She loves to travel for research purposes and was lucky enough to visit the Strategic Information and Operations Center inside FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. in 2016, and she also got to shove another car off the road during pursuit training at the Writer’s Police Academy in Wisconsin. Watch out world!
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