Cold Shot

Cold ShotCold Shot by Dani Pettrey
Series: Chesapeake Valor
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Published by Bethany House on February 2, 2016
Pages: 336
Also by this author: Submerged, Shattered, Stranded, Silenced, Sabotaged, Sins of the Past

 

About Cold Shot (from the back cover):
In college, Griffin McCray and his four best friends had their lives planned out. Griffin and Luke Gallagher would join the Baltimore PD. Declan Gray would head to the FBI and Parker Mitchell would go on to graduate school as a crime scene analyst. But then Luke vanished before graduation and their world–and friendships–crumbled.

Now Griffin is a park ranger at Gettysburg, having left life as a SWAT-team sniper when a case went bad. The job is mostly quiet–until the day he captures two relic hunters uncovering skeletal remains near Little Round Top. Griffin just wants the case to go away, but charming forensic anthropologist Finley Scott determines that the body is modern–a young social justice lawyer missing since spring–and all evidence points to the work of an expert sniper. When FBI agent Declan Gray takes over the case, past and present collide. Griffin soon realizes he’ll need to confront some of the darkest days of his life if he–and those he cares about–are going to escape a downward spiral of murder that crosses continents.

 

Dani Pettrey is back with an all new series, much to the delight of her fans!  Best known for her Alaskan Courage series, Pettrey has grown a loyal fan base that has eagerly been awaiting her newest novel, Cold Shot, book one in the Chesapeake Valor series.

Dani Pettrey is back with an all new series, much to the delight of her fans!

Not wanting to disappoint her readers, Pettrey writes and develops this novel like the seasoned veteran that she is.  Introducing a brand new line of characters can always be tricky for an author who has had great success with another “family” (the McKenna’s, Alaskan Courage).  Drawing readers in and writing in a way that allows them to connect to the people of the story is a skill that does not come easy.  Pettrey reveals enough of the characters’ backgrounds that one feels as if they are looking through a photo album or sharing a cup of coffee as each person’s story unfolds.  To be included in the beginning of a story is one of the best places to be as details unfold over time.

The key to a great author is the ability to paint the scenes so vividly that the reader can actually picture where the story is taking place.

With the initial book of a series, careful work must also go in to the description and imagery of the setting where the story takes place.  The key to a great author is the ability to paint the scenes so vividly that the reader can actually picture where the story is taking place.  Again, this is another place where Pettrey delivers!  Careful research is key; there is nothing worse than someone finding a discrepancy in a novel, and I doubt that will occur in Cold Shot.  This author knows her stuff, and knows what her readers expect from her!

Edge of your seat suspense will have you quickly flipping through this novel, eagerly anticipating what is around the next corner.

Edge of your seat suspense will have you quickly flipping through this novel, eagerly anticipating what is around the next corner.  Years ago I stumbled upon this author, and overtime I have come to love her books.  I will admit…after Alaskan Courage ended, I wasn’t sure what this author had in store next.  I was reluctant to read a new series; I had grown so attached to the McKenna family.  After reading her latest work, I can confidently say great things are on the horizon with Chesapeake Valor.  A word of advice?  Buckle up…it’s going to be an exciting ride!

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