BLOG TOUR ~ COLD & DEADLY (Cold Justice – Crossfire: FBI Romantic Suspense Book 1) by Toni Anderson

Today we are delighted to be on tour with Toni Anderson’s first book in the Cold Justice – Crossfire series,


Hostage Negotiators can talk themselves out of anything—except falling in love.

FBI Supervisory Special Agent Dominic Sheridan is an accomplished expert in the Crisis Negotiation Unit. Practiced, professional, used to dealing with high-stake situations under tense conditions, Dominic is a master at manipulating people. Everyone, that is, but the headstrong rookie agent bent on destroying her fledgling career.

As a child, Ava Kanas put her life on the line when the mob executed her father. Now someone has killed her mentor, the man who inspired her to become an FBI agent—and she’s the only one who recognizes it was anything but a tragic accident.

When another agent is murdered and Dominic nearly dies, it becomes obvious a serial killer is targeting the FBI. Together Dominic and Ava search for clues in the investigation, all the while fighting a forbidden attraction that will complicate everything, especially when the predator sets their sights on Ava.

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Reviewed by Anna on behalf of KFF

Wow, just wow! This book got me so pumped up I just couldn’t put it down. This is my first book by this author, I love her style of writing she had me on edge all the time.

When FBI rookie Ava Kanas’ mentor died, she was the only one who suspected there was more to his death than suicide. Her being new to the team, she knew she has not earned enough credible experience to be listened to but she doggedly pursued her theory. She is a tenacious and dedicated agent but still has to learn the ropes of being a team player. When she meets Dominic, there was a hint of interest in both parties but she has to put that aside; after all her career is more important than personal relationships.

FBI Supervisory Special Agent Dominic Sheridan comes from a political family with powerful connections that goes right up to the top, but he didn’t use all these to become a well-respected member of the agency. His strong work ethic and ability to negotiate in critical situations is what makes him a formidable force. When Ava joins the team he feels the need to protect her from her own stubbornness, she needs to toe the line if she wants to keep her job.

Packed with adrenaline-filled agents dodging bullets and dead bodies, it is a very well-written thriller of revenge and conspiracies. Ava and Dominic’s romance is not the full focus of the story but more of the FBI teams and their work, the hostage negotiations, forensic details and so much more. Although there were a lot of technical terms used in this book (a list of acronyms is included), the author wrote this suspense-filled tale that will make you guess whodunit right until the last chapter. I consider myself a big fan of crime thrillers and watch a lot of police drama and in my opinion, this author is at the top of her game. The sizzling romance between Ava and Dominic was slow-burn and worth the wait but the additional input of other major players in the FBI teams make this book a great read. I really enjoyed this white-knuckle rollercoaster ride and I highly recommend it.


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Did she tell Dominic the truth and risk him sending her away? The thought of losing her job made her feel physically ill. But she wanted to be braver. She wanted to trust…Was he awake? She listened attentively for the sound of his breathing but she couldn’t hear a thing. Feeling slightly panicked that he’d left her here alone, she caught the bottom of the makeshift curtain and raised it high enough to see the man lying on his back, features softened in sleep.She stared, taking in the straight nose, thick brows and stubborn jaw. The bruises from the accident looked like darker shadows in this dusky twilight. His mouth was parted and she found herself wondering what it might be like to kiss him.He rolled onto the side facing her and suddenly opened his eyes.Ava froze, then whispered slowly, “I thought you might have left me behind…” She tried to swallow her mortification at being caught staring at him. The words revealed more than she wanted.

He reached out and touched her cheek, which was more or less healed now. “Still here, Kanas. Go back to sleep. It’s four AM.”

Her heart pounded crazily as she held his gaze. She should tell him about Gino. Confide the truth. He’d understand and wouldn’t send her away. His palm was so hot against her skin it burned. She wanted to get closer to that heat. The craving was so overwhelming it terrified her, paralyzed her.

He removed his hand with a slight smile that she could get used to and sleepily closed his eyes. Murmured, “Go to sleep, Ava.”

She lay there staring up at the ceiling, until dawn flooded the room with light. She didn’t sleep another wink.


About Toni Anderson

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!

Toni’s books have hit #1 in Barnes & Noble’s Nook store, and the Top 10 on Amazon, Kobo, and iBooks. Her novels have won many awards.

If you want to know when Toni’s next book will be out, visit her website and sign up for her newsletter. If you want to read other fascinating stories about life in a city that, during winter, is sometimes colder than Mars, friend her on Facebook.

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