Drawing Fire, by Janice Cantore, is the first book in the Cold Case Justice series. Cantore’s experience as a former Long Beach, California police officer of twenty-two years is definitely evident throughout this book!
Abby Hart is a homicide detective in Long Beach, California. Luke Murphy is a private investigator. When Murphy witnesses a suspect fleeing from the scene of a murder, their paths cross for the first time. They quickly discover, though, that they have a connection twenty-seven years old. Luke’s uncle and namesake died in the same fire that Abby’s parents were shot and left in, the same fire that his uncle rescued Abby from. Both of them have been gathering evidence relating to the case for years, hoping to reopen it and find the answers to their many questions. When they begin to receive threats and attacks, they realize that someone wants the case to remain very cold.
I enjoyed this book. It kept me on the edge of my seat until the very end. The characters were very realistic, and I found myself sympathizing with them. I also enjoyed some of the secondary characters, such as Luke’s mother, Woody, and Bill. I wanted Abby and Luke to find all of the answers and get some closure.
This was an excellent book, and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys Christian suspense novels.
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