Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Cold Shot

Cold Shot 

Chesapeake Valor 

Paperback, ebook

February 2, 2016

by Dani Pettrey 

  • Series: Chesapeake Valor (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764211973

Four Best Friends.
And Then One Went Missing . . . 

In college, Griffin McCray and his three best friends had their lives planned out. Griffin and Luke Gallagher would join the Baltimore Police Department, Declan Grey would head to the FBI, and Parker Mitchell would study to become a crime scene analyst. But then Luke vanished before graduation and their world--and friendships--crumbled.

Now years later, Griffin has left the police and his friendships behind. Still trying to forget a case that went bad when he was a SWAT team sniper, he's living a quiet life as a park ranger at Gettysburg. Quiet until skeletal remains are uncovered near Little Round Top--and they aren't Civil War-era.

Griffin just wants the case to go away, but charming forensic anthropologist Finley Scott discovers evidence pointing to the work of an expert sniper. When FBI agent Declan Grey steps in to take over the case, past and present collide. Griffin soon realizes he'll need to confront some of the darkest days of his life if he--and those he cares about--are going to escape a downward spiral of crime, danger, and murder.

My thoughts:  COLD SHOT was a sure hit from the very first page. I loved Ms. Pettrey's Alaskan series and this first book in the Chesapeake Valor series is no different. Griffin and Finley were realistic characters that walked off the page and into my heart.  I loved getting to know them. The suspense was top notch and kept the pages turning, I read the entire book in a day.  The ending contained a surprise I never saw coming.  5 stars. 

But don't take my word for it. Here's a few other reviews...

"Readers will empathize with the well-crafted and believable characters in this tense opening to her new series."--Publishers Weekly

"Pettrey's fast-paced tale offers smart characters who know romance won't work until they are able to deal with their personal issues. As they confront their pasts, their tracking of the killer leads them into a tangled web of historical violence, guaranteeing that readers will stay on the edge of their seats."--Booklist starred review

"The first book in Pettrey's new Chesapeake Valor series starts with action, intrigue, and a cast of fascinating characters. The combination of a present-day crime intertwined with crimes that haunt the characters makes for a gripping storyline with great potential for future installments."--RT Book Reviews

About the Author

Dani Pettrey is the bestselling author of the Alaskan Courage series and winner of the 2014 Daphne du Maurier award for Inspirational Novel, the 2014 Christian Retailing's Best Award for Suspense, and the 2013 Holt Medallion for First Novel. She and her husband reside in the DC Metro area. She can be found online at

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