Cold Pursuit by Carla Neggers
One of the added bonuses of reading this book is you won’t feel quite so cold venturing outside in the next few weeks when you’re reading about people near death from hypothermia. It gives you a little perspective. Granted, I’m not about to go winter camping on the side of a mountain in Vermont during a snow storm, but I’m also not on the run from assassins either. Again, it’s all about perspective.
There are two storylines that meet up in this book. In Washington D.C. an ambassador is killed in a hit and run, but the circumstances seem a little fishy. In Vermont, the ambassador’s stepdaughter takes off to the mountains fearing for her life. Also in Vermont, Jo Harper, Secret Service Agent recovering from the bad press of a viral video, and Elijah Cameron, Green Beret injured in Afghanistan and also recovering in his home town, meet up again fifteen years after their parents intervened and kept them apart. Here we have our steamy romance in our romantic suspense. Of course Jo and Elijah get involved in searching for the missing stepdaughter and trying to find out what the assassins are after. There are unanswered questions at the end of the book, and I have to admit to being curious about what will happen next!
Why am I reading a lot of romantic suspense? I’m getting ready for our Mysterious Mornings program on Wednesday, January 5th at 9:30am at the Bridgewater Library. If it’s a mystery and it has a touch of romance, then it fits this month’s sub-genre of Crimes and Passion. If you stop by the Bridgewater Library after Tuesday (December 21st) romantic suspense books will be on display.