Genre: Paranormal, Mob, Criminal
Published: July 24, 2012
Series: Cold Fury
1. Cold Fury
2. Flicker and Burn
3. Embers and Ash TBA
Jason Bourne meets The Sopranos in this breathtaking adventure
Sara Jane Rispoli is a normal sixteen-year-old coping with school and a budding romance--until her parents and brother are kidnapped and she discovers her family is deeply embedded in the Chicago Outfit (aka the mob).
Now on the run from a masked assassin, rogue cops and her turncoat uncle, Sara Jane is chased and attacked at every turn, fighting back with cold fury as she searches for her family. It's a quest that takes her through concealed doors and forgotten speakeasies--a city hiding in plain sight. Though armed with a .45 and 96K in cash, an old tattered notebook might be her best defense--hidden in its pages the secret to "ultimate power." It's why she's being pursued, why her family was taken, and could be the key to saving all of their lives.
Action packed, with fresh, cinematic writing, Cold Fury is a riveting and imaginative adventure readers will devour.
"Cold Fury is a riveting and imaginative adventure readers will devour." Yes! Yes! I did devour this book within minutes of getting it! It is beautifully written, fast paced and imaginative. It incorporates being inside the mind of an unusually strong 16 year old girl with the dangerous plot twists of a Mob story. How cool is that!? I love this idea of the Outfit. Who isn't mesmerized by the mob? It's a dangerous world, but for a 16 year old to have to deal with this new idea that her family is a part of that, it's going to take tremendous strength, determination and a badass attitude. And Sara Jane has all that plus more. After coming home one day to find her house trashed and her family missing, it's up to Sara Jane to figure out what happened to them and who is after her.
On the run with only a gun, a suitcase full of cash and a notebook that could bring down an entire criminal society, Sara Jane must fight for her life and her families. But perhaps her greatest weapon isn't in that suitcase of hers, but buried deep within her, a cold fury that could give her the ultimate power that everyone's been searching for.
I gotta say, Goeglein managed to bring out his inner teenage girl! (A compliment, of course) Sara Jane is the type of heroine everyone looks forward too. She is the type of person you instantly find your self liking. She's a total badass, with fighting skills and inner strength, but by balancing her teenage insecurities and worries, Goeglein created the perfect heroine. She has vulnerabilities, but is able to work through them in order to save her family. And adding to that is the powerful ability burning at her core, makes her an even stronger character. Sara Jane is admirable and you can relate to her, even if your left-hook is a poor imitation of hers (like mine lol). But then she has had years of boxing training under her belt, so don't feel too bad.
As for the writing, its enchanting. The book moves flawlessly from one page to another adding unique details to the plot. This has become one of my new favorite books and I can't wait to find out what happens next. The writing is so imaginative that when Goeglein is describing a run down building or the historical significance of the Mob at a street corner, his style attracts you in as if you were standing in front of them or next to Al Capone himself (I have chills running down my back!). By far one of the best supernatural books!