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Cold Fury

(Cold Harbor #3)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  582 ratings  ·  56 reviews
Five years ago tragedy tore them apart…

Forensic anthropologist Maggie Turner happily works as an assistant professor at her local university and lives a quiet life near campus. That is until Jackson Lockhart enters her classroom. Then a cyclone of emotions erupt as she remembers the tragedy that once tore them apart. She’s often thought of him, but they’d agreed never to
Kindle Edition, 314 pages
Published April 2020 by Edge of Your Seat Books, Inc. (first published February 2018)
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Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm totally addicted to this series now and really love that it comes in audible editions since the books are no longer available in paperback on Book Depository. one every week or so is giving me a greater appreciation for those of you who like to wait until a series is completed before diving in....but I'm still not patient enough to do that with every series out there! :-)

While Cold Fury is the third book in the Cold Harbor series, it can be read as a standalone.
Suzie Waltner
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Blackwell Tactical team is back and better than ever.
When Maggie Turner is thrust back into Jackson Lockhart’s life, he’s determined to keep her alive—and to keep his distance.
The history—and shared loss—between Maggie and Jackson reaches deep in both of them, and in Cold Fury, author Susan Sleeman touches on the topic of grief amidst the hunt for a murderer.
With plenty of unanswered questions and creeping danger, Jackson and his team must work to solve the case. But there may be more to it
Susan Snodgrass
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
'Our sniper will sever your brainstem, and you won't have a chance to even flinch, much less get off a shot.'

Susan Sleeman once again proves her mettle as a suspense writer with this third installment in her Cold Harbor series, featuring the Blackwell Tactical team, a group of men and women who fight crime the hard way.

She has crafted super believable characters with suspense that is practically off the charts, keeping the reader hanging until the end, which she delivers swift and hard. I am a f
Apr 12, 2020 rated it liked it
This book may be read alone but the series is best understood when read in order

I read this on #KindleUnlimited
Valri Western
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This has been an amazing series and this addition only adds to that! I love the men and the lone woman of Blackwell Tactical! They are former law enforcement or military who have had an injury that is significant enough to keep them from returning to their job but still able to perform the job they love on a civilian level. In this book, Blackwell is tasked with solving a murder of a college student. When video is reviewed on the college campus, it is discovered that the murderer brushed up agai ...more
Glenda Parker
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My review today is on the thriller, Cold Fury. This is the third book in the Cold Harbor Series. I really enjoyed this book. Every time I read one of Susan's books I think this is the best one she's written and this is no different. It is well written, action packed, and you will not be able to put it down. It is excellent!

Former Green Beret Jackson Lockhart is a member of the Blackwell Tactical Unit. Even though he considers the team members as his family he has never shared about his engagemen
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cold Fury, book three in Susan Sleeman's Cold Harbor series, follows forensic anthropologist Maggie Turner and Blackwell Security Specialist Jackson Lockhart as they attempt to find a murderer before he kills the only witness to his crimes.

When Maggie unwittingly bumps into a murderer, an action captured in video, Jackson recognizes he must protect the woman he use to love. Perhaps still loves. If only their lives hadn't been torn apart so many years ago by a tragic accident.

Maggie realizes she
Julie Graves
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-reads
Six years ago heart-break caused Jackson and Maggie to agree to never see each other again. But when Maggie's life is in danger Jackson, who is now working for Blackwell Tactical, insists on taking lead in the case and protecting Maggie. With their past will Jackson be able to maintain a professional demeanor or will his feelings for Maggie deter him from doing the best job possible to keep her safe? Why is Maggie the target of someone's fury and how will she ever survive being this close to Jac ...more
Yvonne Cruz
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This talented author once again manages to give us a story that is not only engaging, but also has a very complex plot.
We get a chance to meet up again with the Blackwell Tactical group. A group made up of f courageous former military individuals who due to injuries had to give up their military service but have found a calling in another form.
This time it’s Jackson Lockhart’s story an that of his former fiancee, Maggie Turner. They suffered a terrible loss six years ago and promised to never me
Deana Dick
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the third in a series and it sure does take off with a bang. I love how the author has developed a series that follows a group of people and their lives. Each story is packed with action and I love getting to know the team members better.

Maggie is a very smart woman who has had to overcome a great loss in her life. Her past comes back to greet her in a way that will impact her thinking and safety. I enjoyed getting to know Jackson and how his life intersected with Maggie's. What I really
Debora Wilder
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was wonderful to return to visit the team at Blackwell Tactical. I loved getting a look at how life is progressing for the main characters from the first two book in the series. In this story though Jackson Lockhart steps into the spotlight. His past is revealed along with some things that helped form his character. All of the characters in this book are very well developed and presented in a way that I can just picture them in my mind’s eye while reading.

It was great getting to know Maggie,
Stephanie Allen
Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Each book in the COLD HARBOR series keeps getting better and better. Filled with fast paced action, buried secrets, and not one but two mysteries this is a story you will not want to put down. I enjoyed once again catching up with the members of the Blackwell Tactical team, but one complaint is that Coop and Kiera were hardly in this story at all. Yes, I realize that their story was in the last book, but I still would have liked to have seen them more in this book than we did. I love how the ent ...more
Lisa G. Hudson
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Cold Fury (Cold Harbor Book #3) is chilling from start to finish! Sleeman doesn’t disappoint with this latest installment in the series. Maggie Turner is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at her local college but her real passion is being a Forensic Pathologist. She doesn’t care to be around death and dying but she wants to bring peace and closure to families. Maggie’s normal life has suddenly turned upside down when she unexpectedly witnesses a murderer running away from his vict
Cheri Swalwell
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cold Fury, the Cold Harbor series book #3, was as amazing as the first two. So amazing that I want to read book #4 already, but it's not quite out yet. These books are realistic, dealing with real life issues in an entertaining, suspenseful, yet with a hint of romance way. I love how true to life the characters are. I can see myself in them; yet, I'm not nearly as brave. It takes a special person to be highly trained like these characters, yet the author gives them vulnerabilities and imperfecti ...more
Marilyn Johnson
Mar 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is book three in the Cold Harbor series, however it is a stand alone book. There are characters that you meet in all the books so you miss some of the history, but you will understand what is going on. I would recommend you reading them all in order though because they are all great books.

Maggie Turner has a unique job and is as happy as she can be living it. Yet when her handsome ex-boyfriend, Jackson Lockhart, comes smashing into her world, she is not sure she is up to the challenges that
Rachel DeVaughn
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow!! This book was very riveting, fast paced, and exciting! This is the first book I’ve read in this series so I definitely plan on going back and reading books 1 and 2 of the Cold Harbor series. The characters from book 1 and 2 were mentioned in this book but every book can be read as a stand alone.

I really liked the team unity, protectiveness and loyalty to each other. I also really liked the main characters Maggie and Jackson. After parting ways after a terrible tragic accident, they are bro
Jun 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you enjoy nonstop action, intrigue, and suspense with some romance thrown in for extra measure, you’ll like Cold Fury by Susan Sleeman. Creating realistic, flawed, but engaging characters is one of Sleeman’s strengths along with her obvious research skills. This story drew me quickly and held my attention until the end. Jackson and Maggie had baggage from a shared history but were still drawn to each other when a crisis occurred and Maggie needed Jackson’s protection. I liked the thread of fo ...more
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cold Fury by Susan Sleeman is the third installment in the Cold Harbor series. Here, we find the story of Jackson Lockhart, a member of Blackwell Tactical. He is on a mission to find a killer and to keep his ex-fiancé alive. Maggie is a forensic anthropologist and an assistant professor at the local university. Unknowingly she may have ran into the killer right after the murder. With Maggie and Jackson’s past coming back to haunt them the tension runs high. I loved how Ms. Sleeman worked to sho ...more
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished
This is another great story about the Blackwell Tactical Team members! These characters feel very real to me, especially when we get to dive deep into the heart of another tough warrior. Jackson and Maggie had a traumatic experience that ended their close relationship six years prior, and now a murderer who is after Maggie forces Jackson to enter her life again. Not only is the tension of finding the elusive criminal increasingly stressful, it constantly triggers the old wounds between them. The ...more
Another amazing addition to the Cold Harbor Series! Susan Sleeman’s writing draws you right into the lives of her characters and allows you to feel you are right there with them!

This book is about Jackson one of the Blackwell Tactical Team. The team is hired to find a killer. He finds out that Maggie his ex Fiancé actually saw the killer and immediately feels the need to protect her. Maggie is an Assistant Professor for the Criminal Justice Dept at a college. Things go into overdrive as someone
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jackson and Maggie's story is not one I will soon forget. As a Blackwell Tactical operator Jackson can barely hold himself back when he discovered the woman he once loved, Maggie, is in the midst of an investigation they've been hired to solve. He is chomping at the bit to get the bird in the air and rush to her side to ensure her safety.
Sleeman does a good job of showing the tough military side of these heroes while also uncovering their not so tough sides that battle with the same faith strug
Ellen White
Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Many plot are woven into this third book,of Cold Harbor series. A murder of a student who took a class from Maggie, is that the connection of why the killer is after her. Learning about hacking into computers, and how they can get controlled of a car, was something scary. As the Blackwell Tacktical come to protect her, they are trying to uncover the why, the answer isn’t coming. Yet, the killer is determined. Amidst the twist, is the side of grief, that Maggie and Jackson share, from five years ...more
Once again, the main focus is on one of the Blackwell Tactical military men. This time Jackson Lockhart is featured. Maggie Turner is happily working as an assistant professor at the Criminal Justice Department when Jackson breaks into her classroom unexpectedly. They had promised to never seen one another again, but now Maggie's life depends upon it. In a videotape, Maggie is seen walking by a man who is now suspected of murder; and if he learns of it, will he kill again.

Fast paced, action fil
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An exciting story. Maggie Turner is an assistant professor in the Criminal Justice Department at a campus nearby and works freelance as a forensic anthropologist. Then Jackson Lockhart comes back into her life. He has discovered that her life is in danger. Will Jackson be able to protect her and his heart? Will they be able to find out who is trying to kill Maggie before it is too late? Can they work out the issues between them?
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am SOOO loving this series and am so glad I have all of them to read!
I think the thing I liked most about this book, is the author dealt with a very difficult subject. Don't want to give too much away in the review since that piece isn't on the back cover.

But it is safe to say it's a situation that too many couples have faced and it's torn them apart. I love how Susan digs into the emotional baggage that comes with this type of hurt.

GOOD Stuff. Looking forward to book 4!!
Sharon Coleman
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Maggie and Jackson vowed six years ago to never see each other again, but when she is in danger he goes to her rescue and they realize there are feelings there they need to work through. She is working on a burn site looking for skeletal remains to identify the victims and finds a murder victim. Lots of action and they think they have the person that tried to kill Maggie only to find out they don't. That leads to another good chase and rescue. Good book all around . ...more
Nov 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
COLD FURY is the 3rd book in this series. Maggie has an interesting career to read about. Lots of excitement in this book.

Jackson and Maggie have history and thus a lot of baggage to work through. But time is running out with a killer after Maggie.

Ms. Sleeman is one of my favorite romantic suspense authors. This book is a good reason why.

I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.
Saraya K Costello
I really enjoy reading this story

Though family interruption I tried reading this book every chance I got. Ms Sleeman always have intriguing storylines. You have it all rolled into one book. I love the characters that grow from one book to the next. I can't wait to read the next book. It you haven't read any of her other books, give them a try.
Another good book in the Cold Harbor series. Plenty of suspense and surprise as the characters find themselves facing murderers and gun dealers. Enjoyed reading about the Blackwell group working as a team moreso than in the last book. The romance was somewhat bittersweet, but ended on a positive, happy note.
Jul 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was great! Jackson and Maggie were both great characters! What they had to work through was so interesting too. I wasn’t sure how Sleeman was going to pull off them having a backstory without it being super similar to Gage and Hannah’s story, but she did a wonderful job. It’s so much fun reading through the Blackwell Tactical team.
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SUSAN SLEEMAN is the bestselling author of over forty-five novels with more than one million books sold. She writes romantic suspense novels that are clean with inspiring messages of faith. Readers love her series for the well-drawn characters and edge-of-your-seat action. She graduated from the FBI and local police citizen academies, so her research is spot-on and her characters are real.
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