COLD FURY with Toni Anderson
COLD FURY with Toni Anderson
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The Big Thrill Discusses COLD FURY with Toni Anderson

Book Cover: COLD FURYSeven years ago, Hope Harper was a star defense attorney with a great life—until she got the wrong defendant released, and he turned around and viciously slaughtered her family. Since then, the only thing Hope cares about is locking bad guys behind bars where they can’t hurt anyone else. When the killer escapes from a maximum security prison during a winter storm, Hope refuses to run and hide.

The FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team is called in to protect the handful of public figures the notorious serial killer threatened. Operator Aaron Nash draws the short straw—he’ll be heading up Assistant District Attorney Hope Harper’s close protection detail.

Much to Aaron’s frustration, the cool blonde refuses to go into protective custody. As the hours and days wear on, Aaron and Hope manage a fragile truce. He begins to understand and admire the tenacious prosecutor, and the two of them begin to work together.

As the escaped serial killer’s rampage spins on, Hope knows it’s just a matter of time until he comes for her. Except something’s changed. For the first time since losing her family, she has something to live for. But is history doomed to repeat itself?

New York Times and a USA Today bestselling author, Toni Anderson recently sat down with The Big Thrill to discuss her latest romantic suspense, COLD FURY.

Author Photo: Toni Anderson

Toni Anderson

A novel is such a major undertaking; there’s the writing of it, of course, then you’re spending months and months revising, polishing, and then promoting it. How did you know this was the book you wanted to spend the next couple of years on?

The idea of a defense attorney being targeted this way was intriguing. How they recovered or moved on or forgave themselves seemed like a subject with a lot of weight.

When you first created your protagonist for this book, did you see an empty space in crime lit that you wanted to fill? What can you share about the inspiration for that character?

I love strong female protagonists but wanted the give her a happy ending. That’s why I write Romantic Suspense stories.

Were there any particular books, movies, or songs that were knocking around in your head while you were writing this one?

A lot of Johnny Cash’s American IV albums with his heartbroken vocals.

In addition to a great read, what do you hope readers will take away from this story?

That stories can be complex and people are multifaceted.

What can you share about what you’re working on next?

The next book in the series, Cold Spite, which features a Navy SEAL gone rogue.


Toni Anderson writes gritty, sexy, FBI Romantic Thrillers, and is a New York Times and a USA Today bestselling author.

Her books have won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense, Readers’ Choice, Aspen Gold, Book Buyers’ Best, Golden Quill, National Excellence in Story Telling Contest, and National Excellence in Romance Fiction awards. She’s been a finalist in both the Vivian Contest and the RITA Award from the Romance Writers of America, and shortlisted for The Jackie Collins Award for Romantic Thrillers in the Romantic Novel Awards.
Toni’s books have been translated into five different languages and more than three million copies of her books have been downloaded.

To learn more about the author, please visit her website.