Cold Malice - Toni Anderson

Cold Malice

By Toni Anderson

  • Release Date: 2017-09-12
  • Genre: Suspense
Score: 4.5
From 264 Ratings


"I devoured this book! Clear your calendar before starting Cold Malice, because you won't want to put it down!" -USA Today bestselling author Rachel Grant.

Twenty years ago, she was a cult leader's innocent daughter and he was an undercover agent who broke her heart and destroyed her life. Now he's back...

ASAC Steve (Mac) McKenzie is leading a task force investigating a series of malicious crimes in the heart of Washington, DC. His undercover work in an antigovernment compound twenty years earlier is related—as is the sweet, innocent girl he befriended back then. Now that girl is a beautiful woman, and she has something to hide. 

Tess Fallon spent a lifetime trying to outrun her family's bigotry, but someone is using the anniversary of her father's death to carry out evil crimes and she's terrified her younger brother is involved. She sets out to uncover the truth and comes face-to-face with a man she once idolized, a man she thought long dead. As the crimes escalate, it becomes obvious the killer has an agenda, and Tess and Mac are running out of time to stop him. 

Will the perpetrator use a decades-old dream of revolution to attack the federal government? And will the fact that Tess and Mac have fallen hard for one another give a stone-cold killer the power to destroy them?

Finalist in the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence for Single Title Romantic Suspense.

This edition features a brand-new cover.


  • Cold Malice

    By Read nick
    Toni Anderson used to be one of my favorite authors. I was tickled pink when I saw Cold Malice free on IBOOKS. I read 43% of the book and couldn’t take anymore references to the bigoted, racist south. She threw us in with Adolf Hitler even. Doesn’t she realize that she probably has a lot of Southern fans? The South is not what it used to be. I actually believe it is more tolerant than the North. Bet there are plenty of African Americans who would say the same. But she is from Canada. Might ought to do more “on site” research before she starts writing.
  • Cold Malice

    By Elsa teresa7
    Best book I’ve read in a long time!
  • No room for white supremacy with these FBI agents.

    By SPdub
    This is a wonderful series. Tess is a ten year old living in a white supremacy family. She doesn’t really fit in. There is a young man that she “likes” in a ten year old way. He too is different. An important thing he tells her, grab her baby brother, lock the door and hide in the closet if something bad happens. That day isn’t so far off. Now 20 years later, Tess is an accountant, her brother is in college and suddenly an FBI agent named Mac runs into her and he is the boy who warned her to safety. Three people have been killed, a fourth in the hospital and these are hate crimes that seem to be like Tess’ dead family from 20 years ago. So many things point to Tess and her brother. The book takes place in about a week. Both Tess and Mac are expecting full trust from the other while realizing that isn’t realistic. Even with the attraction between them. Tess has made herself strong. Twice she saves her life and others. I thought I knew who was behind this a couple of times, the end surprised me. Wonderful addition to this series and always fabulous when people from other books pop in for hellos.

    By Ellen/Oceanside
    She survived the nightmare of growing up with hate and bigotry of her father, Now 20 years on the anniversary, someone carrying out evil crimes, and Tess wonders, is her baby brother involved. Mac from that time protected her, now with ASAC she thought long dead. Now the two working together, will the evil overpower them. A darker side, I don’t care for, but do like her books. They have good descriptive plot and flow easily to the end. All of her books can be read separately. Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.
  • Yeah, good addition to the series

    I really appreciate Toni's books. They are well written, have great characters, and a good story. Can't wait for the next book!
  • Another Great Book

    By Tx Kitty's
    I love this series of books by Toni Anderson. There is suspense, romance, and a mystery to be solved in all of them. This could be a stand alone book, but it makes it more interesting to have the characters from the previous books reappear. I can only hope that the final novella includes a reunion of all of the characters for the wedding of Alex and Mallory. Highly recommend the Cold Series for very enjoyable reading.