Friday, September 27, 2013

Review - Ice Cold Kill

Title: Ice Cold Kill
Author: Dana Haynes
Publisher: Minotaur Books (March 26, 2013)
Format: Hardcover; Pgs 343
Genre: Political Thriller
Source: Library

There are two things that you need to remember when you are reading this book. First, this is not the latest installment of the Crasher series; second, put all other books away and focus one hundred percent on this book or you are going to miss something important.

When Dana Haynes introduced Daria Gibron in his previous books, you knew that she was a character to be reckoned with. She has a past and very little of whom she is was revealed. That is until this book. The layers of Daria are slowly unfolded and the reader is taken on a roller coast ride.

Daria has been working under the protection of the FBI, but when a person contacts her from her Israeli Secret Service days, she has no idea what she is walking into. Her whole world is about to explode and she is trying to keep the collateral damage to a minimum. Unfortunately, she has no idea who she can trust.

Not a person with long term well thought out plans, Daria is literally in a fight for her life when she is being set up as a fall guy and apparently the only person that can prevent a holocaust when a highly specialized virus is stolen and is now in the hands of a sociopath. Unfortunately, this is not just any sociopath, this is a person that protected Daria’s young life and now she must choose the past or the present.

As the FBI and the CIA, plus a couple of other international acronyms and agencies, find the players and figure out the endgame, the world is on the brink of the annihilation of an ethnic group in a way that I did not even know was possible.

This is a phenomenal book. The pace is steady, the subject matter timely and even though you should not be laughing, the dry humor kicks in at just the right moments.

Dana Haynes is an author to keep an eye out for and add to you must read list.

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