Wednesday, July 24, 2019

COLD AIM by Janice Cantore, Reviewed by Nicole Cook, with #Giveaway

Janice Cantore’s third novel in her Line of Duty series, Cold Aim, provides a fascinating view of law enforcement and crime in the 21st century. The author’s experience as a 22-year veteran of the Long Beach Police Department in California gives readers an authentic and realistic glimpse into the dangers that law enforcement face as they risk their lives daily to protect the citizens of this country. Cold Aim can be enjoyed as a stand-alone novel since the author provides insight into events that occurred in the small town of Rogue’s Hollow and Police Chief Tess O’Rourke’s history prior to this novel. Readers may enjoy reading the entire series to get a better understanding of Tess O’Rourke’s background and previous occurrences in Rouge’s Hollow, but it is not essential for understanding the storyline in Cold Aim.
Police Chief Tess O’Rourke’s journey continues in Cold Aim as she assists the FBI in hiding a witness in a human trafficking case, despite a huge safety risk to her small town. With all the evil she has seen during her career in law enforcement, Tess’s faith continues to waiver, but her close friend and confidant, local pastor Oliver, believes in the power of prayer and the ability for people to change after accepting the grace of God. In this action-packed novel, Janice Cantore immediately captures the attention of the readers and keeps them highly invested in the storyline until the very last page. Cold Aim is recommended for readers who enjoy realistic suspense novels filled with inspiration, hope, and light on the romance.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine.
 

Back Cover Blurb:
Police Chief Tess O’Rourke’s small town is still reeling from a devastating fire when the FBI asks for help: Could she shelter a witness in a high-profile human trafficking case? Initially reluctant to put the townspeople of Rogue’s Hollow at risk, Tess is swayed after she sees Pastor Oliver Macpherson’s genuine conviction to rescue those in need, a trait in him she’s coming to love more each day.

Tess’s fledgling faith is tested when crews of workmen from out of town come in to assist with the fire cleanup and she worries that one of these strangers might shine a light on things best kept hidden. Neither she nor Oliver knows that Rogue’s Hollow is already home to a suspect from a twenty-five-year-old murder case . . . and someone is taking cold aim at those Tess is sworn to protect.

 
Author Bio:
A former Long Beach, California, police officer of twenty-two years, Janice Cantore worked a variety of assignments, including patrol, administration, juvenile investigations, and training. She's always enjoyed writing and published two short articles on faith at work for Cop and Christ and Today's Christian Woman before tackling novels. She now lives in a small town in southern Oregon, where she enjoys exploring the forests, rivers, and lakes with her Labrador retrievers, Abbie and Tilly.

Janice writes suspense novels designed to keep readers engrossed and leave them inspired. Crisis Shot is the first title in her latest series. Janice also authored the Cold Case Justice series—Drawing Fire, Burning Proof, and Catching Heat—the Pacific Coast Justice series—Accused, Abducted, and Avenged—and the Brinna Caruso novels, Critical Pursuit and Visible Threat.

Visit Janice's website at www.janicecantore.com and connect with her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JaniceCantore.

AND A GIVEAWAY!
Rebecca Maney is generously providing a giveaway paperback of COLD AIM to one of you who grace us with a follow or comment!
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15 comments:

  1. My aunt and I both share a love of suspense novels, so I would love for her to have a copy. Of course she would loan it to me after she finishes reading it. Janice Cantore uses her law enforcement experience to write fabulous suspense.
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    Perrianne Askew

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    1. I'm a super fan of them too. Between suspense and mystery, I occasionally have to take a break with a sweet funny romance!
      Thanks so much for commenting Perrianne! We love seeing you here! YAY!

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  2. Yippy Skippy, this one's available in Audio and is on my list!

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  3. With her law enforcement experience the author can write with authenticity. I like that! My son is also a law enforcement officer and he tells me some pretty interesting things. I would love to read this one by a new to me author.

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    1. Thanks Deanne! I hope you hit the link in rafflecopter to be in the drawing. Thanks so much to Rebecca Maney for offering the giveaway!

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  4. This sounds really good!!! I love romantic suspense, so I'm thinking her books would be even better than most since she has the law enforcement background!

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  5. This book sounds intriguing , like a real page turner! I really like the cover. I love books like this and I also like forensic files. I loved the blurb on this book .

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    1. I know. That's so cool. I love this kind of fiction but leave it to those with much more insight.

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    1. Did you click on the "Left a blog comment" in rafflecopter so you're in the drawing? Thanks!

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  7. Unfortunately, I live in Southern California and I do not have people around me who read Christian fiction. Actually, that's not totally true. Susie Dietze lives an hour and a half away from me. I know she reads and writes CF. But in my immediate circle of family and friends I'm the odd one out. Very few read as much as I do and they certainly do not read CF. It makes me sad. They don't understand why I work so hard on my reviews, or why I cultivate the friendships I have in the CF writer/blogger world. It hurts my heart. So, to answer the question, I don't know anyone immediate who would read this book, but I want to because I love that the author brings her real-world experience into her writing. That is so cool!

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    1. Very few people in my immediate circle read much either, except for my mom (and she will occasionally read CF), so I understand completely what you are saying! It’s almost like I could have written your post! Thank you so much for sharing πŸ™‚

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  8. My sister-in-law reads the same books I do and I know she would enjoy Cold Aim too! 😊

    I have both Crisis Shot & Lethal Target in paperback, so I'd love to have Cold Shot to complete my set. Thanks for your review and the giveaway chance, Nicole!

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  9. I have a friend who lives close by that shares my love of books and reads the same type I do!

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