After reading Maggie Shayne's first book in The Mordecai Young series, Thicker Than Water (see my other review), I thought this book would be really good. Wrong. This is the second book in the Mordecai Young series, Colder Than Ice. It was a sad disappointment. It just did not have the suspense, romance, or mystery that the first one had to keep me intrigued. Maggie Shayne is usually a good author, but she was totally lacking in this book. At least in my opinion her engaging writing was just not up to speed. Honestly it was so boring and mundane that I quit reading it a little over halfway through. That usually never happens. Storyline (as on the back of the book): Seventeen years ago, government agent Joshua Kendall was part of the raid on the cultlike Young Believers. His own bullet killed an innocent girl, and he has lived with the guilt ever since. But a new assignment will reveal that the most shattering incident of Josh's life was nothing more than a lie.
Elizabeth Marcum was that girl. She survived the bullet from the botched raid and now lives under a new identity in rural Vermont, hiding from the cult leader who has managed to elude capture all these years. But she's tired of running, tired of hiding. If Mordecai Young tracks her down, so be it.
When Josh is sent to protect Elizabeth--and realizes who she is-he will do anything to keep her alive, including lying about who he is. But as Mordecai descends back into their lives they become targets in a deadly battle that threatens to shatter their last chance at life and love.
Overall opinion: I did not like this book; you might. Honestly I would not recommend this book. The story line was dragging. The characters were mundane.