Feb 8, 2010

Annotation #1 Suspense

Posted by Kirsten at 2/08/2010 05:10:00 PM

COLD FIRE

by Dean Koontzcold fire

Publisher: Berkley (December 7, 2004)

Imagine waking up suddenly and knowing that you have to go. You don’t know where, you don’t know how you only know that if you don’t, someone is going to die. So you drop whatever you’re doing and faster than someone can say Mississippi, you’re out the door with whatever the feeling inside you tells you you’ll need, only knowing that the what's and how's of the situation will be made clear to you on a need to know basis. Do you know WHO’s life you’re going to save? Not until seconds before you save it and you may never know why they are important, only that they are.

This is the situation that reporter Holly Thorne is drawn into when she witnesses Jim Ironheart rescue a child from death. Determined to get “The Story” she is drawn into an increasingly dangerous situation as she and Jim seek to find out who exactly is the “FRIEND” who sends Jim into these life threatening situations and who is the “ENEMY” that may very well end existence as they know it.

On a personal note, I thought the plot to Cold Fire was very well thought out. However, the execution seemed to be lacking to me. It was such a slow read, going on for pages with nothing happening. It seemed to me that it would never end. So while I’m sure there are people out there who would genuinely enjoy and love this book, I just cannot name myself as one of them. Elements of Cold Fire were just as expected from a suspense novel, but the pace was glacial.

1 comments:

Andrea Japzon on February 15, 2010 at 8:38 PM said...

brrrrrrr and then zzzzzzz

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