Cold Truth, book two in Susan Sleeman’s Cold Harbor romantic suspense series, dives into the world of science, kidnapping, and cold, hard facts. Security firm operative Cooper Ashcroft believes the evidence: an employee of a research company has disappeared with a deadly bio weapon. But when Chemist Kiera Underwood receives a ransom demand, she is determined to prove her brother is actually a victim.
Though unwilling to trust each other, Coop and Kiera must work together to find both her brother and the bio weapon before the casualties begin. Coop thinks Kiera is in on the theft, creating an elaborate ruse to throw his team off her tracks. But Kiera insists she and her brother are innocent.
Puzzles and cryptic messages are the only leads Kiera has to finding her brother. She reluctantly agrees to partner with Coop since she needs his resources. Despite the tentative relationship, Coop and Kiera cannot deny their attraction to each other. But will it be enough to overcome their doubts?
True to form, Susan Sleeman keeps the twists and turns coming throughout the story. Fans of chemistry will enjoy working with Kiera to untangle the clues and those of us who are challenged in that area can look on with Coop as Kiera offers explanations we can understand.
Cold Truth is an another enjoyable read in the Cold Harbor series. So good that I’m anxiously awaiting the chance to visit the Blackwell Security team once again in book number three!
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