Boulder is back.
Jake Boulder is working as a bartender, at an exclusive Vermont ski resort on New Year’s Eve, when armed terrorists hold up the lodge and take the guests hostage.
Trapped with the other hostages, Boulder watches in horror as the female terrorist leader disfigures a singer to make her point. He wants to fight back, but is unarmed and being held at gunpoint.
When Boulder finds a way to escape from the terrorists he searches for a way to raise the alarm. After he discovers the terrorists plan to leave no witnesses to their crime, he knows he has a race against time to save as many innocent people as he can…
But will Boulder be the reluctant hero and save the day?
Die Cold is a superb addition in the Jake Boulder series. Readers will probably benefit from having read previous books to understand a bit more about Boulder’s background.
The story starts off well and truly in the thick of things with the hotel that Boulder is working in being taken over by terrorists. It’s not often that stories start off like this so right away I was thrown back into my seat and right then I knew I was in for another thrilling read.
In Die Cold we have not one, but two strong female roles. I was literally in my element reading of both women. On one hand we have Sharon, like Boulder she is Scottish and there is no holding this lady back. She is strong minded and feisty and her bravery was out standing. She plays a major part in helping Boulder and was great to have a female in this role.
The other lady in question is Hannah. We don’t get to know a lot about her but she seems to be in charge of the whole take over and was refreshing to have a lead female baddie. As much as I really disliked this cold and calculating woman, I also to some extent couldn’t help but admire her.
This is a story that starts off running and is packed full of action, violence and thrills. It probably won’t be for the more feint hearted of readers but for those among us that love to have an edge of your seat experience then this series is definitely one for you.
Die Cold is a story that will certainly grab you by the throat and send you hurtling at full speed through it. An absolute page turner of a read that will have the adrenaline coursing through your veins. Not sure how the author keeps managing to top the last but each one is as effortlessly brilliant as the last one.
My thanks to Bloodhound Books for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
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Graham Smith is a time served joiner who has built bridges, houses, dug drains and slated roofs to make ends meet. Since Christmas 2000, he has been manager of a busy hotel and wedding venue near Gretna Green, Scotland.
He is an internationally best-selling Kindle author and has six books featuring DI Harry Evans and the Cumbrian Major Crimes Team, and four novels, featuring Utah doorman, Jake Boulder.
An avid fan of crime fiction since being given one of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books at the age of eight, he has also been a regular reviewer and interviewer for the well-respected website Crimesquad.com since 2009
Graham is the founder of Crime and Publishment, a weekend of crime-writing classes which includes the chance for attendees to pitch their novels to agents and publishers. Since the first weekend in 2013, ten attendees have gone on to sign publishing contracts.
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