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Cold Blooded

(Cold Justice #9)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  278 Ratings  ·  76 Reviews
Searching for the truth…

Disgraced investigative journalist Pip West is devastated when she discovers her best friend’s body face-down in a tranquil lake. When cops and federal agents determine that her friend overdosed then drowned, Pip knows they’re mistaken and intends to prove it.

Special Agent Hunt Kincaid doesn’t trust journalists and has no patience for Pip’s delus
ebook, 400 pages
Published June 12th 2018 by Toni Anderson
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Originally posted at Scandalicious Book Reviews

If you are a fan of romantic suspense, you will be thrilled to read Toni Anderson’s latest story. She is back with the 9th book in her Cold Justice series and this one is a breath-holding, nail-biting treat.

Pip West is driven from her home in Florida after her investigative story into police corruption ends with her witness’ death. She seeks refuge from her best friend, Cindy, but when she arrives at her house, Pip finds her murdered. Unf
Jul 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
I've given this a B at AAR.

I’ve been reading more and more romantic suspense novels of late, and although Toni Anderson is an author who’s been on my radar for a while, for some reason, I’ve not yet got around to reading anything of hers.  After reading her guest post at AAR a few weeks ago, I decided to rectify that, and picked up the latest in her Cold Justice series – Cold Blooded – for review.  It’s the ninth full-length novel in the series (which also includes a novella), but I had no pro
Toni Anderson’s poised writing is always finely balanced between intricate details, action and intriguing development—well, this is no different. But it’s good to see ‘Cold-Blooded’ starting afresh (either that, or I really can’t seem to remember these protagonists popping up anywhere else) with an entirely new pairing without the strong links to the rest of the characters in Anderson’s previous books as it reads like a proper standalone.

The uneasy relationship between journalists and law enforc
Bea  Charmed
3.5 stars

I've been eagerly awaiting this book since I read the last one. This series has hooked me and I haven't finished all of the books yet. I'm slowly making my way through the earlier books, not rushing because I enjoy them so much an want to make them last.

"Cold Blooded" didn't disappoint. I love Pip's fierceness, her devotion to her friend, and her battle to uncover the facts. Then there was Pip's battle with herself, as she wavered between believing there was a possibility that her frie
Toni Anderson
Oct 01, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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"Toni's books will make your heart pound and leave you breathless as she takes you on a roller coaster of thrills and danger along with the characters." Kaylea Cross - New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.
Maria Rose
Cold Blooded by Toni Anderson is the 9th book in her Cold Justice series. It’s an exciting and suspenseful standalone romance, with some twists and turns as a disgraced journalist and an FBI agent cross paths in the search for a murderer.

Journalist Pip West’s last assignment turned deadly for an innocent woman and her family. Seeking a new start, she’s shown up on the doorstep of her friend Cindy only to discover Cindy’s dead body. The police want to blame it on a drug overdose and bad choices,
The tenth book in the Cold Justice series by Toni Anderson. Special Agent Hunt Kincaid, as the local WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) Coordinator in Atlanta, GA, is assigned to find out who is selling Anthrax. One of his first stops is to check out a grad student who was developing a vaccine for Anthrax. Unfortunately, he gets there too late.

Pip West is a journalist who uncovered a case of police corruption in Florida. But tragedy strikes when her witness is murdered and the cop commits suicid
Cheryl Whitty
Reviewed on behalf of,
Cold Blooded is another winner from Toni Anderson. Keeping me up well into the night reading about Pip and Hunt and their search for the anthrax dealers. All starting with the situation that Pip found herself in, finding her best friend dead in the lake by her house. I enjoyed the love hate relationship with Hunt and Pip that was entertaining to witness.
As always I was compelled to read this enthralling adventure in one go. Trying to write this withou
This one had a slow start for me and didn't really pick up until almost half way through. A lot of that was due to setting things up. I liked that Pip believed in her friend, that she fought to find out what really happened to Cindy. I think since Hunt wasn't in his normal job he looked a little deeper at things once he listened to what Cindy had to say.

It was pretty easy to guess who the bad guy was and why, but that didn't detract from things. I liked seeing them brought down, just wished so
Sep 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars - Cold Blooded is an adult romantic suspense thriller by Toni Anderson and the 9th book in her Cold Justice series.

Toni Anderson never disappoints...another highly suspenseful story! This installment of the Cold Justice series revolves around bioterrorism and Anthrax. Truly spinetingling. But I had to laugh when I read the author's Acknowledgements:

And I want to thank my husband for not rolling his eyes too hard when I told him this really was the worst book I'd ever written and th
Jun 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, suspense
Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books, on 6/15/18/.

OMG, this book--crack it open and hang on for the ride!

Pip and Hunt's story has many twists and turns, both with their relationship and in the suspense plot. I can't tell you how much time I spent telling various characters in the book, "No, it WASN'T a drug overdose! What's wrong with you people???"--honestly, I think I said it more than Pip did (especially since at one point, even Pip started wondering...) I gasped out loud while reading more th
Niken Widyastuti
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another excellent story from Toni Anderson!

This 10th book in Cold Justice series was just as great as the previous books. Everything I expect in an RS novel was in here. There was who-dunnit mystery that heavily laced with suspense, and hot romance complete with its own drama yet not overwhelming.

Pip, a journalist who just lost the last person she loved, and Hunt, an FBI special agent with bad experience with journalist in the past. There was distrust toward each other in the beginning that kept
Book Him Danno
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Having Read the first 8 Cold Justice Series I was wondering if this would be the one that failed the series.

I can officially say No.

Cold Blooded is one of the best in the series. From beginning to end readers will be hook as Pip West tries to prove her best friend was murdered while dealing with the loss of her only family. Pip is a likable characters to the point she could be your best friend.

The adventure that moves though politics, policy, revenge and bio weapons will keep readers hooked unt
Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
An FBI agent heading up a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)  team looking for the people who just tried to sell a new Anthrax strain.. A journalist looking into the death of her friend, who happened to be working on a new vaccine for anthrax.. A madman hungry for money willing to sell a new Anthrax strain to the highest bidder killing anyone that gets in his way.

Some of the books in this series have left me with whiplash from all the fast paced action and suspense. This one was more slow and st
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good book

What a book! It had everything, drama, angst, intrigue, pure evil and love. Beautiful selfless love. This was an emotional read, touching on some pretty horrendous subjects but as is her way Ms Anderson handled them with style and portrayed the characters realistically but compassionately. I was very sad at the end but i was hooked from the beginning. Great book and series.
Danielle Gypsy Soul
Cold Blooded is the 10th book in Cold Justice but can easily be read as a stand alone. This romantic suspense is a bit heavier on the suspense/mystery than the romance IMO but there was plenty of both to keep to me hooked!

This book centers around Pip, a reporter who was working on a police corruption story when things took a deadly turn. Pip is disillusioned and a bit lost so she quits her job and heads out to see her best friend Cindy. When she arrives she finds Cindy dead and although the pol
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Once I started reading this book, I didn’t want to put it down. It was full of suspense and every time I thought I had it “figured out”, it would take another turn. I’ve never cared much for bioweapon storylines, but this one seemed different and kept me entertained. I really liked watching Pip and Hunt’s story unfold. I love this series, and this book continues with the same excitement as the rest.
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Investigative journalist Pip West finds her best friend dead in a quiet lake. Police say suicide but she feels it’s more than that. Outstanding suspense from a fantastic author.
Dolly Sickles
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Toni Anderson is back with the 10th installation of her Cold Justice series, COLD BLOODED (coming June 12). Honestly, Anderson is the literary equivalent of a singer who could “sing the phone book” … she’s that great a storyteller. Once again, I found myself compulsively staying up late to race through this thriller, made all the more nerve-racking because this is a premise that could totally happen.

Two weeks ago, Pip West was the “golden girl” at a small paper in Tallahassee, Florida, where she

Special Agent Hunt Kincaid, a WMD (Weapon of Mass Destruction) coordinator in Atlanta was asked by the SACs Lincoln Frazer ( COLD FEAR ) and Steve McKenzie ( COLD MALICE ) to help them track down anyone who might be working on anything related to the bioweapon anthrax.

His boss SAC (Special Agent in Charge) Caleb Bourne along with the others knew they were kind of asking for the moon....but many lives depended on them stopping the terrorists, no matter what.

He found out about a grad
Trish R.
Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Since I’ve been reading murder mysteries with no romance this book seemed full of it. However, it was a good story about weaponized anthrax and the people who were killed because they knew about it and could identify the bad guys. One of them was Cindy, a genius who came up with an antidote for it, and was killed just before he best friend, Pip West, showed up and found her dead in the lake by her house, and Pip’s belief that Cindy’s death was murder and not an accident, as the police and FBI we
Laurie Wood
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another sizzling thriller from Toni Anderson. I loved Piper Hunter as she channeled her grief at her best friend's death and refused to give up on what she knew to be true. Great summer read!
Jun 14, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok read

I have read many books in this series. Some I really liked and some just ok. This one is in the ok pile. Like the subject matter as it is rarely written about in romances, but just couldn't connect with the passion in these two.
Liked it

This book is very different from the rest of the series. Not as fast paced as the rest . I didn’t love the heroine as the others , she seemed very ordinary
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary, pap
Thrilling. Tender. Cute. High speed adrenaline.
Another perfect romantic suspense.
Kristen Johnson
Jun 16, 2018 rated it really liked it

Cold Blooded is part of the Cold Justice series, but it can absolutely be read as a standalone without any issue - I know this because I haven't read all of the series.

This story is full of mystery, danger, suspense and just the right amount of romance to make it a perfect read. You'll find yourself questioning everything, feeling everything and most of all, you'll want the good guys to not only win - but to find something together.

When Pip decides to uproot her life after an argument with her
Jun 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
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4 stars

This was my first read by this author and although it's the ninth book in a series, it's a standalone that needs no background from the other books to work. I love a good romantic suspense and Ms. Anderson's book certainly for the bit.

After a case gone wrong, investigative journalist, Pippa West, is at loss ends with a bruised heart and a severely damaged professional reputation. She basically flees Tampa intending to spend time with her best friend while figuring out her next move. Arri
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
A greedy egomaniac and a destructive biological weapon are certainly not the best combination, especially when the Feds have to investigate this threat on the down low; the bodies keep piling up and an investigative journalist is determined to find out why her best friend is one of those bodies!

Ms. Anderson takes us on an adventure where law enforcement, science and journalism clash in a potentially deadly way. The fate of millions of lives hangs in the balance and the clock is running out on fi
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Toni's latest book, COLD BLOODED, came out in June 2018, and she is currently working on her next FBI Romantic Thriller, which will be out this winter.

Toni Anderson writes award-winning, bestselling, FBI Romantic Thrillers. Start reading the Cold Justice Series for FREE by picking up a Kindle copy of A COLD DARK PLACE. You can also sign up for her newsletter at www.tonianderso

Other books in the series

Cold Justice (9 books)
  • A Cold Dark Place (Cold Justice, #1)
  • Cold Pursuit (Cold Justice, #2)
  • Cold Light of Day (Cold Justice, #3)
  • Cold Fear (Cold Justice, #4)
  • Cold in the Shadows (Cold Justice, #5)
  • Cold Hearted (Cold Justice, #6)
  • Cold Secrets (Cold Justice, #7)
  • Cold Malice (Cold Justice, #8)
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