Saturday, August 20, 2016

Cold Light of Day Review

Title:  Cold Light of Day
Series:  Cold Justice #3
Author:  Toni Anderson
Release Date:  Nov. 16, 2014

My Rating:  4 Notorious 's

Physicist Scarlett Stone is the daughter of the man considered to be the most notorious Russian agent in FBI history. With her father dying in prison she’s determined to prove he’s innocent, but time is running out. Using a false identity, she gains access to the Russian ambassador’s Christmas party, searching for evidence of a set-up.

Former Navy SEAL, now FBI Special Agent, Matt Lazlo, is instantly attracted to Scarlett but life is too complicated to pursue a politician’s daughter. When he discovers she lied to him about her identity, he hunts her down with the ruthless efficiency he usually reserves for serial killers.

Not only does Scarlett’s scheme fail, it puts her in the sights of powerful people who reward unwanted curiosity with brutality. The FBI—and Matt—aren’t thrilled with her, either. But as agents involved in her father’s investigation start dying, and the attempts to stop Scarlett intensify, Matt and his colleagues begin to wonder. Could they have a traitor in their midst?

As Scarlett and Matt dig for the truth they begin to fall passionately for one another. But the real spy isn’t about to let anyone uncover their secrets, and resolves to remain firmly in the shadows—and for that to happen, Matt and Scarlett have to die.

Fourteen years ago, Scarlett Stone's father was convicted of betraying his country as a Russian spy and sentenced to prison.  No one believed him to be innocent except his wife & daughter.  Scarlett is on a mission to prove her father's innocence and inadvertently stirs up an international, political hornet's nest in the process - and also disrupts an FBI undercover operation.  She is now the target of some very ruthless, scary villains who will do whatever it takes to silence her.  Former SEAL, FBI agent Matt Lazlo steps in and saves Scarlett's life more than once.  As danger closes in, Matt & Scarlett go into hiding and sparks fly between them.

Scarlett is a spunky heroine . . . one that's a little nerdy & unsure of herself socially.  Her devotion to her father & family is touching as is her determination to reveal the truth.  Matt is a "protector" - a sexy ex-SEAL who would die for his family and country.  He's not happy with Scarlett's plan to sacrifice herself in an effort to lure the villain out - and he's not happy about being so d*mn attracted to this irritating woman.

Cold Light of Day is an intense, action-packed read with just the right mix of sexy banter, romance, and suspense.  I enjoyed seeing FBI agents from previous books take part in this story.  The twists & turns kept me guessing until the shocker reveal near the end.  Another great addition to the Cold Justice series!  A Must Read!

My Rating:  4 Notorious 's . . . And that's the truth!

Cross My Heart . . . xxx


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