Author: T.M. Goeglein
Release Date: July 24, 2012
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Cold Fury Book #1
Genre: Young Adult
Review Copy Source: Librarything Early Reviewers
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 was interesting.. It was definitely more mob-ish then paranormal. There is a fair amount of action but most of the book is set around Sara trying to figure out who her family really is and where her family has disappeared to. The pacing wasn't as fast as I would have liked and I was a bit bored because of that at times but the mystery and investigative work Sara went through was neat. There is constant questioning on Sara's part, we get answers and there is a lot revealed. The setting was great as I'm from Chicago so it is always neat to read a book and recognize places that are described and it would be pretty awesome if there were really hidden places like in the book. There was some neat secondary characters but I didn't understand some of their overall role's in the story.
I finished COLD FURY and enjoyed most of it but don't have any want to follow the series when the next book comes out.
I gave it 2.5/5 stars