Monday, November 10, 2014

COLD LIGHT OF DAY by Toni Anderson

(Cold Justice #3)
by Toni Anderson
ARC Review
Release: November 16, 2014

My rating: 5 of 5 ⭐️

"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."


Have I told you how much I love Toni Anderson's books? Well, I do and Cold Light Of Day is a perfect example of why that is.....

Scarlett grew up with a stigma attached to her name. She has always kept a low profile and prefers to remain in the shadows. She can't pass up though, on an opportunity to try and find evidence that her father, who is in jail for treason, was innocent of spying for the Russians. Her chance fails, but her efforts have not gone unnoticed. Not just by the Russians, but by FBI Special Agent, Matt Lazlo, who is convinced of her father's guilt. The Russians want her gone, the FBI wants her safe..... Or do they? 

Matt Lazlo was drawn to Scarlett even before he knew her real name. He finds himself the only thing standing between her and a certain death. Although Matt firmly believes in his country and its justice system, it slowly becomes clear to him that Scarlett might be telling the truth about her father. Why else would they now both be running for their lives?

A story with an immediate hook to reign the readers in, doesn't let up on pace or tension until the very last page. Toni's writing perfectly balances the two main genres, thrilling suspense and a combustible romance. Her characters are three-dimensional, with disctinct personalities and compelling backgrounds. Her plot is never as obvious as it looks, and requires a level of intelligence and a good dose of patience, to unveil. 

Another example of the amazing writing talent we have to offer here in Canada! If you have not had an opportunity to read anything by Toni Anderson, I strongly suggest you start..... It can be right here, with Cold Light Of Day, because although it is part of a series, each book can stand easily on its own. 

✨A story of intrigue, betrayal, desparation and unexpected love.✨

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