Enter the Russian mafia in a way you didn't expect to read about. Kristen, insecure yet smart, had some hang ups. One is she is doing a few things her way, including jogging in killer cold weather in New York City! That was how she wound up trying to save a life, and setting into motion a huge pendulum of events.
These men from Russia, now calling the USA home, brought their mob and mafia with them. The turf wars were one thing, but this was about a whole lot more. Seemingly small things are leads to much larger issues at stake. Kristen's father's murder became a cold case, and to top that off, a serial killer she caught might get off the hook. Wait until you read why! With each page I was more drawn in, and I wasn't sure I would be to start with.
Kristen has been hurt, over and over, but she is so strong that she has pulled through it all. Will this be the case that breaks her? Is her Mom's neighbor also a murder too? Is more than one person she loves in danger?
While not preachy, this book was real, and still had a God core. This is the first book I have read by this author, and the only one I have read in the series so far. I have already remedied that. This book stood alone just fine, but made me want to read the other books as well.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Mark won’t claim he has done it all in the world of publishing, but he has packed boxes, edited manuscripts, made sales calls, created marketing plans, directed design and illustration, started companies, consulted, agented the works of others, and written advertising and catalog copy. He’s authored, compiled, and ghost written books that have landed on an array of bestsellers lists and sold millions of copies. His first ghost writing project, The Wal-Mart Way, was done for Don Soderquist, Sam Walton’s longtime right-hand man.
In early 2012 he put on a new hat as a fiction author. His debut novel, Cuts Like a Knife, was released in April 2012 and was met with rave reviews from USA Today, Fresh Fiction, Publishers Weekly, and other leading national reviewers. His second novel, Every Breath You Take, second in the Kristen Conner Mystery Series, released in Fall 2012 to similar acclaim. Kristen Conner returns in Cold As Ice, which releases in Fall 2014.
Gilroy has extensive writing credits. He scripted and served as creative consultant for a two-hour training video that was honored with the Award of Excellence by the International Television Association. He has compiled and written close to fifty books and penned hundreds articles and curriculum pieces for a variety of periodicals and publishers.
Gilroy and his wife Amy reside in Brentwood, Tennessee. Their six children are Lindsey, Merrick, Ashley, Caroline, Bo, and Zachary—the youngest has now headed off for college, so he and Amy are officially empty nesters.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Detective Kristen Conner is back on a new murder case. She’s still fighting with her sister—and no surprise, someone new wants to kill her!
He was a pillar in his Chicago neighborhood: popular school teacher, devoted father and husband, political activist on behalf of underprivileged children—and a master gardener who liked to plant flowers in his neighbor’s yards. What wasn’t to love about him? Who would want him dead?
When Detective Kristen Conner lands the case she knows from day one who the key suspect is. That’s simple. The person most likely to kill you is someone close that you know and love. But the wife? She was always at her husband’s side and just as passionate about his causes as he was. No way could this loving wife and mother of three be a killer. Right?
Mix in her on-again, off-again relationship with FBI Agent Austin Reynolds, a quick trip to New York City where Kristen helps her media-star sister for a new apartment—only to discover the body of a man who appears to have been executed by a professional killer on a run through Central Park—and Kristen Conner is once again swept into a world of danger, intrigue, and a confusing love life.
What she doesn’t know just might kill her.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Cold as Ice, go HERE.
The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0991212479