Thursday, February 11, 2016

Cold Shot

Cold Shot
Chesapeake Valor, Book 1
Dani Pettrey
(Bethany House Publishers)
ISBN: 978-0764211973
January 2016/336 pages/$14.99

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.

Read an excerpt.


Dani Pettrey is a wife, home-schooling mom, and the acclaimed author of the Alaskan Courage romantic suspense series, which includes her bestselling novels Submerged, Shattered, Stranded, Silenced, and Sabotaged. Her books have been honored with the Daphne du Maurier award, two HOLT Medallions, two National Readers' Choice Awards, the Gail Wilson Award of Excellence, and Christian Retailing's Best Award, among others.

She feels blessed to write inspirational romantic suspense because it incorporates so many things she loves--the thrill of adventure, nail-biting suspense, the deepening of her characters' faith, and plenty of romance. She and her husband reside in Maryland, where they enjoy time with their two daughters, a son-in-law, and a super adorable grandson. You can find her online at


Dani Pettrey garnered many fans and awards with her debut Alaskan Courage series, and I predict this new series will be just as successful. Infused with adrenaline and heart-stopping action, Cold Shot showcases Pettrey at her best: a gripping plot, dynamic characters, and perfectly paced suspense that kept me reading "just one more chapter" until I had finished the book. At times, it isn't certain whether the sparks or bullets fly faster in this race to identify the victim as well as the one responsible for the horrific crime. Between Griffin butting heads with his friends, the tug of romance between him and Finley, and the danger lurking around every corner, Cold Shot is rife with tension and emotion as well as a strong faith message. Mark this as a must-read book and series!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Dani Pettrey and Baker/Bethany House for a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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