Justice isn't always black or white. Sometimes it's cold and dark.
Former CIA assassin Alex Parker works for The Gateway Project, a clandestine government organization hell-bent on taking out serial killers and pedophiles before they enter the justice system. Alex doesn't enjoy killing, but he's damn good at it. He's good at dodging the law, too--until a beautiful rookie agent has him wondering what it might be like to get caught.
FBI Special Agent Mallory Rooney has spent years hunting the lowlife who abducted her identical twin sister eighteen years ago. Now, during an on-going serial killer investigation, Mallory begins to suspect there's a vigilante operating outside the law. She has no choice but to take him down, because murder isn't justice. Is it?
When Mallory starts asking questions, The Gateway Project management starts to sweat, and orders Alex to watch her. As soon as they meet, the two begin to fall in love. But the lies and betrayals that define Alex's life threaten to destroy them both - especially when the man who stole her sister all those years ago makes Mallory his next target, and Alex must reveal his true identity to save the woman he loves.
©2014 Toni Anderson (P)2014 Toni Anderson
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"A Cold Dark Place"
The pacing of the book, the narrator was great.
All of them = )
Almost, I tried but real life came between.
Mallory's making a career within the FBI, trying to clear up what happened to her twin-sister when she was abducted, when she's transfered to the BAU team as part of a new investigation with a serial killer.
What she didn't expect was Alex Parker.
Alex a former CIA agent, now part of a government organization that claims revenge when the system can't. He was saved from a moroccan prison in exchange for time within the Gateway Project. He's got no time for feelings, or what Mallory awakens within him.
When the current investigation tangles them up in more than one way, they're about to find out if they've got a chance together.
Suspense, action, mystery and smutty fluff in an awesome combo!
Listened to the audiobook, and the narrator Eric G. Dove was great as well.
This is a mystery/suspense/thriller/romance that has many layers and is fabulously well-written. It's my first book by this author, and Toni Anderson spins an intricate and tangled web that just impressed me to no end. I am definitely getting more audiobooks in this series!
Eric G. Dove's flawless performance pulls you into the story with no distractions to remind you that you are listening to an audiobook. You're just THERE. He is absolutely awesome in every genre he performs. Being the picky, OCD-grammar chick that I am, I tend to notice any mistake and can usually count on at least one mispronunciation, SO I must point out that EGD even managed the almost-always-mispronounced words, "cavalry" AND "infinitesimally" without a hitch. I want to send him a trophy, seriously.
Totally credit- and cash-worthy, but I lucked out and got this for only $1.99 on a Kindle/Whispersynch deal, so check out that option. You won't regret it, and you're gonna love this!!
"Exciting Suspense Thriller!"
This book starts of with FBI Special Agent Mallory Rooney searching for a serial killer. Mallory became a FBI Agent because she is hoping to close a cold case of 18 years of an abduction (her own twin) Peyton Rooney.
Ex CIA Assassin Alex Parker landed in a Moroccan prison. The CIA acts like they don't know him. A special secret group called The Gateway Project gets him released under the agreement he works for them for so many days (years) undercover. Everything must be hush hush. The Gateway Project is a vigilante group backed by the government that kills off pedophiles and serial killers.
While searching for the same suspect Mallory & Alex's paths cross. They start dating and then fall in love. Mallory doesn't have a clue yet...
The serial killer who has been on the loose for over 18 years has them all fooled. No one would ever suspect who the real killer is. Who abducted Peyton Rooney all those years ago?
This book is so well written! I was on the edge of my seat so many times and glued to my computer listening to this book! The author, Toni Anderson has all the needed effects for a great book... a great plot, lots of suspense & thrilling moments to make your hairs stand at attention! There is even some romance in this story. Most of all, this author has a fantastic narrator, Eric G Dove who delivers this book flawlessly! Fantastic voices & accents along with plenty of raw emotions! Kudos to you both! I loved this book! So exciting!!!
"Total thrilling Suspense that kept me on the edge"
Yes I would. This was one that kept your heart pumping as the author and narrator kept you on the edge with it's thrilling mystery and suspense of who done it.
I thought the narrator was outstanding.
The suspense just about killed me.
You were so part of the story you forgot you were listening.
The narrator made it seem like a movie, you could see the pictures in your mind as you listened.
I am not sure I had a favorite one, I just loved the whole story. If I had to pick one I would have to say it was the first few pages that really stuck with me.
Yes it was, I wanted to find out who this killer was and why he was killing. What his plans were and if they worked out for him.
This is not a book you want to listen to as you drive down a dark lonely highway as I found out. The first part about had me jumping out of my seat every time a car got behind me or I past one. I had to chuckle at myself as I drove to work.
I have to say this was one of my favorite listens, it pulled you in and made you setup as the author and narrator told a compelling story that will break your heart as they take you on a thrilling trip of who done it and why.
What shock me the most was this author is from Canada and had the area down so well. I live in the area she wrote about which added to the read for me since I could relate to the towns or cities in this story. She definably did her research.
This was a well written book that flowed easy for me, it kept me on the edge as they raced to the finish line of who did it. I did not find a boring moment in this book but thrills and suspense of who, why and how. The story was gripping, the characters I felt I knew and became wrapped up in their story from the very beginning all the way to the end. I completely fell in love with Alex and Mallory and it tore at my heart wanting them to be together and for justice to be found.
All the characters were outstanding by the time you get to the end you feel you know them and they are apart of your family. Even the killer you hate but you do feel sorry for him, he was pulled into the killing when he was young with the taking of Mallory's twin. There is one place where you even root for him and than you just feel sorry for him and grow to pity him. You are more than glad to see justice done but you are still sad because I do feel he wasn't really a bad man just pulled into something out of his control. You just want him caught so no more women will be killed.
My heart broke for each character as they rush to find the killer and hope to save a few women from harm. This story does have a wonderful happy ending but at the same time it is sad. Ms. Anderson pulled me in and hooked me from the start, the narrator kept me there with his wonderful narration. I do have to say I loved the vigilante I know we should not but he did make sure all those he took out were guilty before giving them justices. I was cheering him on as he shot and killed the killer. I didn't feel guilty at all, does that make me bad?
I love Toni writing style the way she pulls you in and keeps you. I am so looking forward to reading and listening to more books by her. She has been added to my all time favorite authors list.
A lot of reviewers complain that authors change Points Of View but I happen to like it. I like knowing what’s going on with Alex then Mallory and then the bad guy. If I wanted to just know about one person then I would read only books written the first person.
This was a really good mystery, about a murderer, a sociopath and a whacko, since his way of seeing his world was a little skewed.
I liked Alex and Mallory a lot. Very little angst between them and no misunderstandings. She let him know from their first meeting that she didn’t date. However, they did continue to see each other and screw like minks, until the end when they decided it would be OK if they started to date.. LOL..
The secondary characters were good: Mallory’s friend Lucas and her co-worker Frazer and her Mother the Senator Tremont.
The sex was wonderfully written and they all got their HEA and the end was simply fantastic. I would read this author again.
As to the narrator: Mr. Dove did a good job. Not as much emotion as I like but OK and the famale voices were pertty darn good. I would listen to him again.
Oh my gosh, I'm speechless this book is the bomb digging bomb. I love the plot the twist the suspension. thank goodness I listen to it instead of reading cause I would of jump to the end. I couldn't stop listening to it. I'm hook o hope the rest are as good as this one. I'm not going to discribre this book to no one. you just have to find out yourself. I promise you will not be disappointed. you should try audio. the narrator is awesome.
"Dark, dangerous and Intriguing"
Intriguing, dangerous and dark story. I love the way this author weaves her story with so many twists and turns that make me want to keep listening. I love the strong characters and the way they're fierce yet vulnerable and that they got my attention and held on to the last page. This story is full of romance and danger and lots of suspense so grab it and read it because it doesn't disappoint! I have both read and listened to this book. The narrator does an amazing job bringing the characters to life and giving the story that something extra that makes for a great listening experience.
"amazing beginning to a great series"
I started this series at book 2 and after book 5 i doubled back to book 1. I spent FOUR books falling in love with Alex's brain and by the time I finally listened to book 1 i was so smitten with him. And his story just proved i wasn't wrong.
WOW!!! I just KNEW I'd totally love Alex & Mallory's story. I loved that Alex was alpha but was a such a sweet thoughtful guy while also being totally kickass and deadly. Mallory was smart and not a pushover. She also didn't have pissing matches with Alex which was a relief. She did have one moment of "oh honey what the hell are you thinking" but one lapse in judgment is better than a book full of them.
Having listened to this book little tidbits in the other books make sense now.
Story - 3.75
Narrator - 4
Eric Dove can do no wrong!!
"It's like Criminal Minds on late nite TV"
I loved the suspense I had no idea who did it until the very end an wow I was shocked
I liked the whole plot.... missing (dead) twin sister .....surviving sister goes into law enforcement...love the whole Gateway Project takin out the pedophiles an serial killers before they get even get arrested.
Alex Parker was the best character tho I have to say he did very well with all of them.
I tried to. It is a long book so it took me about 2 days tho I really wanted to finish it one day it was very hard to turn off
If your looking for a book full of suspense with a touch of "Criminal Minds being on HBO after dark" then this is the book for you. Toni Anderson wrote an intense read an I loved the way Eric Dove brought it to life for me.
"Very good book"
I really enjoyed this story. The author wrote a wonderful romantic thriller. The narrator did a great job of bringing the story to life
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