A Cold Case Suspense
by Donnell Ann Bell
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Pub Date 31 May 2022 | Archive Date Not set
This killer won't stop …until she's dead
When Lt. Everett T. Pope is notified of an explosion in downtown Denver close to the judicial buildings, his first instinct is gas leak. No such luck. As Incident Command and Pope's own Major Crimes unit move in, he discovers he knows the intended victims—an Assistant U. S. Attorney—and Pope's former partner, now a private investigator, has died shielding the injured AUSA with his body.
As ATF and the FBI take over investigating the bombing and unraveling motives behind the murder attempt, Pope is relegated to a peripheral role. But the injured AUSA's aunt is a United States senator used to getting results. She turns to the team that solved the Black Pearl Killer murders with a very big ask—find her answers and locate the bomber.
FBI Special Agent Brian DiPietro must recall his entire cold case team from their far-flung assignments knowing he's being asked to do the impossible. The senator, however, doesn't know the meaning of the word. All too soon, DiPietro finds his team working alongside ATF on a red-hot mission. One that uncovers a decades' old cold case.
Praise for the Author:
"I was riveted ." — Kylie Brant, #1 Amazon Bestselling Author
"This outstanding follow-on to Donnell Ann Bell's Black Pearl [is] highly recommended!" — Barbara Nickless, Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon Charts Bestselling Author
"Black Pearl [is] a procedural full of twists. Briskly paced and worthy of its Colorado Book Award nomination." — M.E. Browning, 2021 Colorado Book Award Winner & Agatha Award-nominated author
DONNELL ANN BELL IS an award-winning author of four romantic suspense novels, all of which have been e-book bestsellers. Until Dead is the second in a suspense series. Donnell and her husband are recent transplants to New Mexico. Visit her website and connect with her on Facebook.
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This is the second book in this series. The Black Pearl is the first. I did enjoy all the twists and turns in this book and the characters. There is a third book coming out and I will be watching for it
Suspense doesn't get any better than this. In Bell's latest novel, the band (of law enforcement investigators) is called back into service for another cold case, and once again they're up against another brilliant but ruthless and elusive killer. This is a worthy follow-up to Black Pearl. You won't want to put it down until you've reached the last page.
Having missed the Black Pearl, I am definitely going back to check it out and I will be eager to read book three in this series.
Such a wonderfully crafted cast of characters, each with their own talents and hangups, some you'll love, some you'll want to throttle. If you like suspense, you'll especially enjoy seeing into Jack's head to get a peek at what our heroes will be dealing with - only they don't know it --- yet. The nitty gritty of police work is enlivened by the constant twists and turns this plot take - it's like riding a roller coaster, the kind that swoop toward earth and disappear into the dark so you have no idea what's coming next. Awesome mystery. Nail-biting suspense. Great story.
Until Dead is the second of the Cold Case Suspense series. Having read Black Pearl, the first of the series, I was looking forward to reading this one and it certainly did not disappoint. A task force that was formed in the first book working a new case in Denver connected to a case from fourteen years prior is back together in Until Dead. A bombing in downtown Denver appears to have a link to a case from a few years ago. Special Agent Brian DiPietro of FBI, Special Agent Devon Taylor of FBI, Major Crimes LT Everett Pope of Denver PD and his team, former PD Officer Allison Shannon, now Special Agent of FBI, and members of ATF unite to find the person(s) responsible. But the actual bomber is just the tip of the iceberg. Someone else is behind the scheme, footing the bill. This is a complicated plot that is more interesting as the layers are unpeeled. It is another great mystery with likable characters and the lovely setting of Colorado and is a page turning, edgy story. I highly recommend for those who enjoy a suspenseful story involving law enforcement. Oh, but there is a little cliffhanger letting us know that there may be another story in the future.
An excellent mystery, well plotted and compelling. I found it entertaining, appreciated the fast paced plot and the relationship amongst the characters
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine
This book was sent to me by Netgalley for review. It reads like true crime…although the story moves slowly at times, it comes to a satisfying end. The entire time I was reading, was astonished at how this could be happening as I was reading. Clearly disturbing
Denver, lawyers, law-enforcement, suspense, cold-case, FBI, ATF, bombing, friendship*****
When a bomb goes off in a crowded cafe in downtown Denver it's a big law enforcement event. When one of the dead is a former federal agent and his tablemate is a Federal attorney who seems to have been the target and whose aunt is a United States senator, it's an alphabet soup circus (FBI, ATF, Major Crimes Unit, Cold Case Unit) more or less working together. The cast of characters and the investigation are very compelling, the due diligence is meticulous, and the suspense is riveting. An awesome read.
I requested and received a free e-book copy from Bell Bridge Books via NetGalley. Thank you!
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