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Cold Malice

(Cold Justice #8)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  1,118 ratings  ·  169 reviews
Twenty years ago, she was a cult leader's innocent daughter and he was an undercover agent who broke her heart and destroyed her life. Now he's back...

ASAC Steve (Mac) McKenzie is leading a task force investigating a series of malicious crimes in the heart of Washington, DC. His undercover work in an antigovernment compound twenty years earlier is related—as is the sweet,
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Published September 12th 2017 by Toni Anderson
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Kristy K
I struggle to find good romantic suspense novels. This one was decent and held my interest. Tess is the daughter of the leaders of a white supremacist cult (The Pioneers) that was raided 20 years ago. Tess was adopted, changed her name, and created a life far from the hatred that her childhood centered around. Now someone is using her father’s manifesto to commit a series of murders in an attempt spark a revolution.

Mac was fresh out of the police academy when he went undercover to help take
What begins as seemingly unrelated, cold-blooded murders appears to be an act of white supremacist leanings and at the heart of it would be a woman whose father was the leader of such a group, who also, twenty years ago, had been freed of that life when Steve McKenzie worked undercover at their complex. But 2 decades isn’t long enough apparently, for some ghosts to stay buried and this time, Mac’s reentry into Tess Fallon’s life is anything but coincidence when the resurrection of the dogmas of ...more
Sep 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
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In another life, I had the experience of working with survivors of one of the most heinous hate crimes in the twentieth century, the Holocaust, one day and a former Neo-Nazi skinhead the next. I learned a lot about what it meant to live as a target of hate, and received insight into the mind of a hater. From the extremist, I studied the strategies used by hate groups to recruit. I was familiar with the signs and symbols used by extremists.
Dec 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery-solving
I really enjoy reading this series.
If you are looking for some romance suspense books this series is it.
Eight books in and I can't get enough.
Perfect read for Criminal Minds fans.
Trish R.
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Book 8 was every bit as good as the first 7 books were.

This one was all about poor Tess, who had had it rough her whole life, always trying to hide who she was. And her brother, Cole, was left in the dark as to who he really was. The two were the children of a family of crazy white supremacists who had all been killed or arrested by the FBI 20 years before. And our hero, Mac, came calling when murders started happening in Washington D.C. that would lead to the 20 year old extremists.

Mac had
Toni Anderson
Dec 11, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: wrote
Last day! COLD MALICE is only 99c (Ends Dec 22nd, 2018. US, UK, CA, AU, IN only).

Twenty years ago, an undercover FBI agent stole her heart then destroyed her family. Now he’s back and she’s his main suspect.

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Finalist in the 2018 Daphne du Maurier Award For Excellence In Mystery/Romantic Suspense.
3 Stars

Overall Opinion: This is a tough one to rate because I was definitely distracted while reading it with the holidays and all sorts of other stuff going on. I liked the suspenseful and mysterious elements to the story, but I did feel like the romance was lacking. I felt like the H didn't do nearly enough groveling and I never really got a good feel on or connection with him throughout the book. He seemed to do a complete 180 and was in love at the end and I was a little confused and
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romantic-supense, arc
Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.

Toni Anderson has written a gritty, taunt thriller this time around. Her hero is ambitious and her heroine has a family that casts a long shadow over her. These two are one of her most wonderful couples.

Theresa Jane Hines was 10 years old when the Pioneers compound was raided. She and her baby brother, Bobby, survived because she did exactly what Kenny Travers, a kind, cowboy,
The eighth book in the Cold Justice series by Toni Anderson. Theresa Jane aka Tess Fallon was just a child when the Pioneers' compound, headed by her white supremacist parents, was raided by the FBI. She hid in a closet with her baby brother and survived. Now twenty years later, people are being killed and evidence seems to point to the Pioneers'. But most of the members are either dead or in jail. ASAC Steve McKenzie (Mac) is on the job investigating. Twenty years ago, "Mac" was a young ...more
RachelW (BamaGal)
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: library
I guess even in a favorite series there is bound to be a stumbling block read, and this was it for me. The book was well written as always; however, I simply did not like the all. I kept reading and finish reading for the mentions here and there of characters from previous books; but I just didn't particularly like this story, Mac (he was an unprofessional jerk most of the book), or the subject matter of the plotline.

Still looking forward to the next book in the series. Love this
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
FBI Agent Steve (Mac) McKenzie has always had one goal in mind.. Getting his own team. Even back when he was just a newly police officer undercover with a white supremacist group he didn't let his affections for an innocent 10 year old girl get in the way of taking down the group which lead to many being gunned down.

Now 20 years later signs are pointing to someone trying to resurrect the cause of that group when series of murders start occurring against the types that group would target.

The Cold Justice series is well into its 8th book, with Toni Anderson hitting the mark with each single installment in the series. That is what I call well researched books that keeps the pages turning and the readers coming back for more. And I have definitely been coming back for more.

Cold Malice, just like every other book in this series, takes on a prominent issue in current society. The rise of white supremacist movements in countries like the United States, putting into peril years of
Mar 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Interesting take on white supremacies, scary but interesting! Amazing how long a grudge will last.

This book centers around an FBI agent and the daughter of a known white authoritarian. The FBI agent had worked undercover and had infiltrated the compound and witnessed the inner workings - this was actually before he became an agent, kind of a test ground for him as a young man. The daughter was only 10 when that world came tumbling down - at least for that time.

Not a bad read, it got a bit too
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: anderson-toni
Excellent. Pretty scary since the topic of this murder/mystery is becoming an increasing problem in our current events. Really glad I found this series as I am enjoying it thoroughly! Onto the next one! ;)
Dec 11, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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FREE on Amazon today (12/11/2019)! ...more
Another excellent Cold Justice instalment, this series continues with more thrilling suspense & intrigue and significant hot sexy moments.

I loved this particular story & setting, under cover cop turned FBI agent Steve McKenzie is all about his career, married once and that ended in disaster. A young girl, born into a White Supremacist cult is forced to take her & her baby brother's lives into her own hands, it was a gripping & intense read. Twenty years later Steve & Tess
Book Him Danno
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have read everything by Toni Anderson and this book by far was the most addictive. I couldn't put it down once I started.

The write was exciting, fresh and the banter was perfectly paced not slowing down the story but coming naturally from the characters.

Toni Anderson as an ability to give the readers everything they need with such detail it will send chills down their backs. Each characters feels are express to the point readers will feel Tess pain and heartache. Readers will cry when she
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
Loved this installment. Anderson made me fall in love with her writing all over again
Full review will be posted
Dianne Wagner
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the eighth book in the Cold Justice series. I thought the first seven were great, but this one blew my socks off! The suspense had me thinking the one person was guilty, then a different one. I could not make up my mind, but I like that in a book. The sex scenes were so well written, you could feel the love between the characters and not just lust. The characters felt real, the dialog flowed with ease. The entire book was riveting. I could not put it down. I hope Ms. Anderson gets awards ...more
Tracy T.
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fantastic story in the Cold Justice series. Excellent narration by Eric Dove. (audible reveiw)

WOW this is one of the best action romance series! I love it!

I really liked Mac and Tess. They were good together. And the story line and plot was really good. As usual the story flowed so well and was easy to follow. Lots of action, bad guys, amazing dialogue and fast paced.

I always look forward to these books.

As for the narration, well need I say more it was Eric Dove! He is amazing! He has
Sep 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Toni Anderson's Cold Malice was originally pitched to me as a Criminal Minds type novel, and if you read my reviews regularly, you'll know how much of a Criminal Minds fangirl I am. So basically right there I was already 100% sold, saying gimme the book!

One word that describes Cold Malice? ADDICTIVE! I raced this book easily in one sitting, flipping the pages as fast I could on my iPad. Even as the night turned darker and the wind picked up, I was still enthralled, no matter how amped up
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
4.5 Stars

To say I was disturbed by the subject matter of this book is a huge understatement and it's taken me a bit to time to sort out my feelings about this story. Ms. Anderson is without a doubt an amazing writer and every one of her books that I've read shows her dedication to her writing, especially the attention to details and the research that makes her stories so authentic. COLD MALICE is filled with suspense and intrigue, so well written that it blurs the lines between fact and fiction,
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
I loved the unique vibe of the book. Tess was one of the few survivors of a white supremacist group. She was 10 and her brother was a baby. Now, as an adult, she has done everything to distance herself from her horrible past. Of course, that can't happen! The action of the story was great-very fast paced. What killed it for me was how easily Tess forgave Mac. He was AWFUL to her and she just let it go. It was the most abrupt ending.
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I just want to say a few quick thoughts. This deals with very difficult subject matter. A lot of people who die in this book are marginalized, or are targeted because of their race, religion, or sexuality. It is a very difficult read, but it is also very good. I felt like the author really handled this subject matter with a lot of care and consideration.

This was an excellent part of the series.
May 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Once again Toni Anderson has written a very engaging novel of romantic suspense. Fortunately it was heavier on the suspense than the romance because I have to say I wasn't all that fond of the hero. Agent Steve McKenzie, while trying to be a dedicated FBI agent, was more often than not a jerk and not always the best agent. So if it hadn't been for Tess's previous history with the agent, I sincerely doubt that there would have ever been a romantic attraction between the two. That said, the ...more
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Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this 8th book in Toni Anderson's "Cold Justice" series.
Danielle  Gypsy Soul
4.5 Stars. Although Cold Malice is the 8th book in the Cold Justice series you could read it as a stand alone but why would you when the previous books are just so darn good! Cold Malice is another page turning, edge of your seat romantic suspense with a great mix of action, danger, and intrigue that has you guessing who the villains are and who the MCs can really trust.

Once I started this book I was hooked from the cult scene that introduces both of our characters in the past to the beginning
Sep 29, 2017 rated it liked it
More like 2.5* -- plot was great as usual, but Mac was such an unlikeable wanker that I had an incredibly negative visceral reaction to him throughout the book (Tess deserves much better!), and there were several editing mistakes that didn't make for the smoothest reading experience.
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“I'm not naive......I grew up in a white supremacist compound with a daddy who wanted to murder innocent people and blow up the government for funzies. They beat up and possibly killed anyone who didn't agree with their ideals, and married their daughters off to perverts to hide sex crimes. I am not one of those females who see the world through rose-coloured glasses, or if I do, the roses are blood-red and thorny as hell. - Tess” 0 likes
“But it turned out you couldn't run from your past. It always found a way to track you down.” 0 likes
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