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9.20.2015

Drawing Fire ~ Review

Drawing Fire
Cold Case Justice 1
By Janice Cantore

For years she's hidden her true identity.  The people responsible for her parents murder all those years ago could be looking for her.  But Abby Hart needs to discover the truth.  But she's not the only person searching for answers.  Luke Murphy, a totally annoying PI, is searching for the truth behind the killings that also cost his uncle his life.

When a series of murders unexpectedly brings Abby and Luke together they agree to pool research to see if together they can discover the truth behind their shared loss.  But to get to the truth they need those most closely involved in this cold case to reveal what they know.  But some people feel the past is best left alone and untouched.  And political aspirations could stop them dead in their tracks, literally and figuratively.

Is the truth being hidden for Abby's safety and protection?  Or is the governor or his staff behind this move?  A move to hide his connection to Abby's parents and Luke's uncle would be motive to keep them quiet.

If you've read Janice Cantore in the past you can expect a continuation of her superb writing style and characters with whom you can empathize.  If you haven't this would be a great book with which to start.  Fans of crime drama will appreciate this look into the minds of the main characters Abby and Luke as see the case through their eyes. 

Don't expect a quick wrap-up to this case ~ book two promises to continue the search for the truth.  

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher Tyndale House Publishing through BookFun/TBCN in exchange for my honest review.

About the Book: (416 pages)
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 her―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 answers?

About the Author:
A retired Long Beach California police officer of 22 years (16 in uniform and 6 as a non-career officer), Janice Cantore worked a variety of assignments, patrol, administration, juvenile investigations and training. During the course of her career in uniform Janice found that faith was indispensable to every aspect of the job and published articles on faith at work, one for a quarterly newspaper called "Cop and Christ", and another for the monthly magazine "Today's Christian Woman". With retirement Janice began to write longer pieces and several novels were born. Janice is excited and honored to now be a part of the Tyndale Publishing House family. Accused, the first installment in her new suspense offering, The Pacific Coast Justice Series, was released February 1, 2012 and kicked off a brand new chapter in her writing career. In addition to suspense and action, her books feature strong female leads. Janice writes suspense novels designed to keep you engrossed and leave you inspired.