Whatever you do when you read this book, don’t skip the Prologue. It gives essential information you’ll later connect with as you read. Police Chief Tess O’Rourke has strong reservations about sheltering a witness in a high-profile human trafficking case in her small town of Rogue’s Hollow. The town has been through enough with the recent forest fire that swallowed people’s homes.
Pastor Oliver Macpherson’s belief is that anyone can be rehabilitated and can change, including hardcore criminals. Tess isn’t convinced, but she chooses to trust Oliver’s opinion. Because of his strong faith, Tess gives in to the FBI and finds a place for the young witness. But, trouble brews pretty quick.
As the story builds, the suspense grows. There for a while, I struggled with all the characters involved in this novel, but as I kept reading the plot fell into place. I quickly connected the dots between the characters in the Prologue and the protagonist and antagonists.
Cold Aim is a great read. It held my attention and kept me intrigued. I took the novel with me as I ran errands. Yes, I was the lady in the grocery line with my nose in a book.
Janice Cantore did a fine job keeping up with everyone, tying up loose ends; all while building a romance between Tess and Oliver, despite their differences.
I give this book four stars.
I received a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley. All opinions are my own.
Janice Cantore is a retired Long Beach police officer who now writes suspense novels to keep readers engrossed and leave them inspired. Her twenty-two years of experience on the force lend authenticity to her stories. She has penned ten romantic suspense novels: the Cold Case Justice series, the Pacific Coast Justice series, Critical Pursuit, and Visible Threat. Crisis Shot and Lethal Target are the first two books in the Line of Duty series, Cold Aim finishes out the series.