Saturday, March 7, 2015

Review: A Cold Dark Place ( Cold Justice #1 ) by Toni Anderson

A Cold Dark Place by Toni Anderson

Justice isn’t always black or white. Sometimes it’s cold and dark. 

Former CIA assassin Alex Parker works for The Gateway Project, a clandestine government organization hell-bent on taking out serial killers and pedophiles before they enter the justice system. Alex doesn’t enjoy killing, but he’s damn good at it. He’s good at dodging the law, too—until a beautiful rookie agent has him wondering what it might be like to get caught. 

FBI Special Agent Mallory Rooney has spent years hunting the lowlife who abducted her identical twin sister eighteen years ago. Now, during an on-going serial killer investigation, Mallory begins to suspect there’s a vigilante operating outside the law. She has no choice but to take him down, because murder isn’t justice. Is it? 

When Mallory starts asking questions, The Gateway Project management starts to sweat, and orders Alex to watch her. As soon as they meet, the two begin to fall in love. But the lies and betrayals that define Alex’s life threaten to destroy them both—especially when the man who stole her sister all those years ago makes Mallory his next target, and Alex must reveal his true identity to save the woman he loves.




The heroine, Mallory is a rookie cop who joined the FBI to search for the person responsible for abducting her twin sister when they were eight years old. 

The hero, Alex Parker, is an ex-soldier recruited by a shadowy government organization to act as a vigilante to remove serial killers and pedophiles. 

Mallory and Alex's part crossed when she look into the possibility of vigilante activities that caused the death of a serial killer. Alex decided to keep tab on Mallory himself to avoid his upper management to 'dispose' her. 

Mallory had been spending all her life searching for closure that she never stop to enjoy her life. Alex is the first man that distract her focus and make her want to be free of her own demon for once. 

Alex is one of those soldier that had been screwed over by the government one too many times. His past with the army is not something nice to be reminiscence. Now his service as a vigilante assassin is his only way to achieve the freedom he crave. He had been counting down the days till he is no longer under the government clutch. Mallory might just happened to be the reason that will change his end game. 

A serial killer that might have a link to Mallory's twin sister is at large and for once she is finally getting some head way into solving this cold case. But I actually find myself more intrigue with the ongoing secrecy between Alex and Mallory. How will she react when she found out Alex's true identity and how can he dig himself out of the imminent downfall? 

Although the suspense with the serial killer is not really that nail biting, this is still a page turner. I think Alex make the story for me. I sympathize with his character and his tortured soul. His dedication in helping Mallory behind the scene without expecting a HEA with her is so selfless and is what him such a great man. An epilogue towards the end will be highly appreciate, though.

Rating 4/5