Drawing Fire (Cold Case Justice)

by Janice Cantore

Paperback, 2015



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Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (2015), 416 pages


Fiction. Mystery. Romance. Suspense. HTML:One case from her past defines homicide detective Abby Hart. With a possible serial killer stalking elderly women in Long Beach, California, Abby's best lead is Luke Murphy, an irritating private investigator who saw a suspect flee the scene of the latest homicide. When Abby discovers that the most recent victim is related to the governor, she's anxious to talk to him about a cold case that's personal to herÔ??one Luke is interested in as well. As she learns more about the restaurant fire that took her parents' lives years ago, Abby discovers why Luke is so invested in finding the ones responsible. The more they uncover, though, the more questions they have. Can Abby find peace without having all the answe… (more)


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416 p.; 8.31 inches





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LibraryThing member Becky_L
Drawing Fire by Janice Cantore, a retired police officer, loses no time in drawing the reader into the drama. What begins as a story of a serial killer stalking elderly women evolves into a complicated quest to locate the perpetrators of a 27 year old arson/murder case. Unfortunately, the people
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most interested in the case are Abby, a police officer but daughter of the deceased, and Luke, a PI and nephew of the third dead person. Opposing them seems to be everybody from Abby's boss to the governor. What is the truth, and can Abby uncover it before the body count rises to include herself?

Janice Cantore's experience in the police department makes this a very realistic drama. Faith is evident in Luke's changed lifestyle, and begs the question for Abby: can you follow an obsession such as a need for justice and still trust the outcome to God, or are the two mutually exclusive? Are some professions,like Abby's, so full of grit that they can't bring glory to the Lord, or is there a way to help others and in doing so, please God?

Warning: if you pick up this book, be aware it's the first in a series. Look for the next book in the Cold Case Justice series and more answers this spring.

I gratefully received this book from bookfun.org in exchange for an honest review.
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LibraryThing member Harley0326
There is a serial killer targeting elderly people in Long Beach , California. The investigation is headed up by Luke and Abby. There is a connection between the two that still haunts Abby . Will this investigation lead to solving the case of a fire that killed her parents? Will they be able to Stop
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the serial killer before the body count starts stacking up? Abby is determined to see this to the end but someone wants to stop her. Who is this person and what do they have to gain from stopping Abby? I loved it when Abby said, "Letting go feels like giving up."

It's a race to try to keep one step ahead of the serial killer, but obstacles seem to keep getting in the way. The author is well versed in police proceedings and makes the story very believable. The characters work well together and I liked how they slowly began to trust each other as the story continued. It's nice to read a story with strong characters, scenes that are riveting and details that are precise.

This is another power packed adventure from an author that always delivers the best in suspense. I could not put this book down from the moment I read the first page. It grabs you from the beginning and brings you to a heart pounding ending that you won't soon forget.

I received a copy of this book from The BookClub Network for an honest review.
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LibraryThing member Virginia51
This was a fantastic first book of a series. I loved the story and look forward to the next book in this series. I love Abby Hart and Luke Murphy. Will they ever get together or will they find others? Can they solve the long ago deaths of her parents and his uncle. Will Luke stay a PI or will he
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get to work on a team to solve cold cases. I received this from bookfun.org for a fair and honest opinion.
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LibraryThing member polarmath
I like a good suspenseful book that I can feel myself getting drawn into. This book did that. I could feel like I was a part of the book and was there when the scenes were taking place. I can also relate to feeling like things are personal and wanting to put more into it for that reason.
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fire tells the story of Abby and Luke. Abby is determined to find a serial killer and does so with the help of Luke. I could really feel the attraction between the two and look forward to seeing what happens in the next book. I liked seeing how they were able to work together, but still do what needed to be done.
I received this book free from the publisher to review.
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