Cold Pursuit by Carla Neggers is the first book in the “Black Falls” romantic suspense series featuring Secret Service Agent Jo Harper and Elijah Cameron, a Special Forces soldier. Publisher: Mira (Harlequin), November 2008
A prominent ambassador is killed in a suspicious hit-and-run in Washington, D.C.
Hours later, his stepdaughter vanishes in the mountains of northern New England.
Back in her hometown of Black Falls, Vermont, to do damage control on her career, Secret Service agent Jo Harper is drawn into the search. But her efforts face an unexpected challenge: Elijah Cameron.
With his military training and mountain rescue experience, Elijah knows the unforgiving terrain better than anyone. But he and Jo have been at odds forever—and Elijah believes the missing teenager isn’t just lost…she’s on the run.
Forced to work together, Jo and Elijah battle time and the elements in a race into the unforgiving mountains. The twists and turns awaiting them will take them closer to the explosive truth…and into the sights of a killer.
They’ve both came back to Black Falls, Vermont, she from an embarrassing situation and to rebuild her career, he from a nearly fatal injury where upon learning that his father has died. He suspects there’s more to his father’s death, an ambassador is murdered and a teenager is on the run for assassins. It’s up to Jo and Elijah, who have rekindled their relationship from fifteen years ago, to pursue those who are responsible for the various events. I enjoyed this story and couldn’t put it down until the very last page.