Dead Cold – Book Review REBLOG

 

Author name: Jennifer Chase

Name of the book: Dead Cold

Genre of the book: crime, thriller, suspense, mystery, police procedural, action,

Book synopsis: What happens when one California community has a disturbing spike in homicides? It catapults cops into a deadly game of murder. Frozen human body parts hideously displayed at the crime scenes offers a horrifying interpretation that only a sadistic serial killer could design—and execute.

On the hunt for a complex serial killer, vigilante detective Emily Stone must face her most daring case yet. Stone’s proven top-notch profiling skills and forensic expertise may not be enough this time.

Young and ambitious, Detective Danny Starr catches the homicide cases and discovers that it will test everything he knows about police work and the criminal mind. Can he handle these escalating cases or will the police department have to call in reinforcements—the FBI.

Emily Stone’s covert team pushes with extreme urgency to unravel the grisly clues, while keeping their identities hidden from the police. With one last-ditch effort, Stone dangles someone she loves as bait to draw out the killer. She then forces the killer out of their comfort zone with her partner Rick Lopez, and with help from a longtime friend Jordan Smith. A revelation of the serial killer’s identity leaves the team with volatile emotions that could destroy them.

The killer continues to taunt and expertly manipulate the police, as well as Stone’s team, and as they run out of time—they leave behind everyone and everything—in Dead Cold.

 

Book review: Jennifer Chase’s Dead Cold is the sixth of her Emily Stone thrillers, with a seventh in the pipeline. Emily and her partner, Rick Lopez, are ex law enforcement officers who’ve decided that rather than deal with the humdrum of everyday law enforcement, with its highs and lows — thrills and spills one minute, acute boredom the next — they’d ditch the routine and become 24/7 thrill-a-minute good guys, superheroes almost, tracking down villains, solving crimes, leaving the local cops to claim the glory of yet another mysteriously solved felony.

In this episode, a Californian community is beset by a disturbing spike in gruesome homicides. There’s a serial killer out there who not only ensnares and tortures victims, but cuts them into neat sections and displays them in a macabre formation for all to see. The local police are flummoxed, with Detective Danny Starr doing his best, but being thwarted at every turn by one of the cleverest killers he has ever come across. Enter Emily Stone and her partner, Rick, and this time they enlist the assistance of a friend, Jordan. Together the intrepid trio sets out to track down the killer. And this time it’s easier said than done.

Dead Cold is not for those with weak hearts or nervous dispositions. Every page will have your heart pumping so much you’ll feel like you’re running a marathon. The story gets off to a cracking start in the prologue with high-speed action from the first line. Jennifer Chase introduces us to real, three-dimensional characters, those with whom you can empathize, those you can love, hate, root for. Chapters aren’t numbered but rather they are headed with a date and time, a device which helps to keep up the frenetic pace throughout the story. The writing is visual so, as you flip through the pages, it will feel like you’re watching a movie and as the story is multi-layered, you won’t lose interest.

The concept itself is unique. Most American thrillers involve police officers, FBI agents, spies, or private detectives, not people working clandestinely and happy to allow regular law enforcers to take all the credit. So, if you’re an adrenaline junkie, put on your seat belt and start reading. When you get to the end, if you’re not already familiar with this author’s work, you’ll be taking note of her name and reaching for another Emily Stone adventure.

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Featured Card of the Day – Ace of Swords – 78 Tarot Astral ~ Tarot in Space

Card Meaning 

In the deepest reaches of space, a strong celestial bird grips a comet as it hurtles through space, bringing light to the darkness and burning through all of the clouds and obstacles in its pathway. Nothing can stand in its way, as it charges forward, a force of nature that is absolute on its journey.

When this card appears in a reading, it is advising you that the time has come for careful, logical, thought and objectivity.

An opportunity for a new way of thinking, a deeper understanding and clarity is being offered to you. To reach it, you need to cut away all the “fluff” and nonsense that is confusing the issue and make ethical, honest thinking your priority.

Do not let emotions cloud the issue, but instead rely upon cold, hard facts. Analyze the situation carefully, think things through and get right to the heart of the matter. Allow yourself the chance to reach your “eureka” moment – the lightbulb that chases away the shadows and lets you see clearly, guiding you effortlessly into a new way of seeing things, and knowing what you need to do

 

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Music By England Dan & John Ford Coley

013016043047Happy Valentines Day EARLY, here in Chicago IL it is snowing 2/4/2018
 
 I’d Really Love To See You Tonight”
(originally by England Dan & John Ford Coley)

Hello, yeah it’s been awhile
Not much how ’bout you?
I’m not sure why I called
Guess I really just wanted to talk to you

And I was thinking maybe later on
We could get together for awhile
It’s been such a long time
And I really do miss your smile

I’m not talking ’bout movin’ in
And I don’t want to change your life
But there’s a warm wind blowing the stars around
And I’d really love to see you tonight

We could go walking through a windy park
Or take a drive along the beach
Or stay a home and watch TV
You see it really doesn’t matter much to me

I’m not talking ’bout movin’ in
And I don’t want to change your life
But there’s a warm wind blowing the stars around
And I’d really love to see you tonight

I won’t ask for promises
So you won’t have to lie
We’ve both played this game before
Say I love you
Say goodbye

I’m not talking ’bout movin’ in
And I don’t want to change your life
But there’s a warm wind blowing the stars around
And I’d really love to see you tonight

I’m not talking ’bout movin’ in
And I don’t want to change your life
But there’s a warm wind blowing the stars around
And I’d really love to see you tonight

 

Jackie Paulson is a book blogger and book reviewer. She is one of Amazon’s Top Reviewers since 2012  and is currently studying Human Resources to obtain her Master’s Degree.  Jackie adores her three cats; Wiley, Andy & Barney, and their names come from her love of the television show Andy Griffith. 

Card of the Day – The Lovers – Sunday, February 4, 2018

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Relationships and choices are on the agenda today. It is, after all, eclipse season, so all types of relationship matters will be coming to the forefront. The choices, however, may not be as imminent, and today may be a better day for reviewing them. With this card, it is always a good idea to review the patterns involved in your choices. You know the old saying, “If you keep on doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep on getting what you’re getting”. It speaks volumes. Recognize those patterns in your choices and how they have led you to this place…this moment. You see what I am saying? The time has come to choose differently, but you will need to wait until after the New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse in Aquarius passes to be able to make a more informed choice.

I also need to mention that today is Superbowl Sunday, and a vast majority of the world is rooting for the Underdogs, the Philadelphia Eagles. If you are watching, take the time to see what the Universe has up its sleeve. I chose today’s Lovers card long before the Eagles even won the championship, but there is still no coincidence that it is one with birds. Just sayin’. #goeagles #flyeaglesfly

For information on reconnecting with my Love and Finance Tarot Guidance and my Weekly Tarot Guidance please see…https://tarotbycecelia.com/2018/01/25/special-newsletter-january-2018/

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