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Cold Pursuit

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Cold Pursuit

When Secret Service agent Jo Harper is caught on tape ripping
Charlie Neal, the teenage son of the Vice President of the United
States, a new one, her career suddenly takes a nosedive. While the
incident with Charlie was a prank gone wrong, it was a humiliation
that Jo could have lived without. Now she's been exiled to twiddle
her thumbs in the small town of Black Falls, Vermont, where she has
recently inherited a piece of land until the public furor dies
down.

Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on how you want to look
at it, Jo's first love, military hero and general tough guy Elijah
Cameron, is also back in town, and Jo has definitely recaptured his
interest. Recently critically wounded in Afghanistan, Elijah has
recovered physically, though his heart has never healed from the
pain of losing Jo all those years ago. Jo and Elijah were in love
as teenagers, but the opposition of their families drove them
apart, and they both went their separate ways. Now they are back
where it all began, and it's obvious to both of them that their old
feelings have never died.

Unfortunately, there are still ghosts between Jo and Elijah
keeping them apart. Elijah's dad, Drew, recently perished of
hypothermia in a snowstorm on the mountain named for his family,
Cameron Mountain. But Elijah is not buying it. Something doesn't
sit right with him that the man who knew the mountain better than
anyone would die in such a fashion. Drew had visited Jo in
Washington, D.C. only a short time before his death but never
divulged to her that he was leaving her the land connected to the
Cameron property.

As if Jo doesn't have enough to deal with, a prominent
ambassador is mowed down in a mysterious hit-and-run accident, and
his stepdaughter, Nora Asher, who just happens to be in Black
Falls, takes off on a solo sojourn up Cameron Mountain.

A local boy to whom Nora has become close, Devin Shay, follows
Nora up the mountain in order to see to her safety. Before long, a
serious snowstorm moves into the area and the kids require rescuing
from the elements. Devin has already suffered enough trauma since
he was the one who discovered the body of Elijah's dad, Drew, a man
who had been like a father to him, yet his friendship with and
concern for Nora drive him on.

The elements are not the only problem for these two teenagers,
however. They have crossed paths with the assassins responsible for
more than one death and are now in the crosshairs of killers.
Elijah and Jo, aware of the danger the kids are in, set off up the
mountain together in order to rescue them from the dual danger
they've found themselves in. Will they be in time, or will the kids
become just another casualty of those with nefarious
intentions?

COLD PURSUIT is the perfect name for this riveting read. Author
Carla Neggers's passages are so descriptive that one almost finds
one's teeth chattering from fear and anticipation as well as from
the cold. While the chemistry between Jo and Elijah was practically
hot enough to melt the falling snow, the chill from the emotionless
and guiltless killers’ icy hearts is enough to cause
frostbite to our very souls.

Reviewed by Amie Taylor on December 28, 2010

Cold Pursuit
by Carla Neggers

  • Publication Date: November 1, 2008
  • Genres: Fiction, Romantic Suspense
  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Mira
  • ISBN-10: 0778325539
  • ISBN-13: 9780778325536