Drawing Fire


 “Drawing Fire” is a high octane suspense that hits the ground running and keeps up a frantic pace throughout most of the book. Skillful plot twists and multiple surprises kept me in the dark but eager to learn more. Although the finale wrapped up most of the loose threads, it was bittersweet because I had reached the end.

Strong characters included “hot shot” PI Luke Murphy who was at first a thorn in detective Abby Hart’s side. Although Abby resented what she considered Luke’s interference in her case, she soon learned that they both had similar interests in solving it. As can be expected, the relationship between Abby and Luke develops into more than a working one.

I always enjoy a good romantic suspense and Janice Cantore is one of the best when it comes to writing one that will keep my interest. I suspect her law enforcement experience gives her that extra edge of authenticity. As long as she will keep these novels coming, I will read them!

This book was provided for review by The Tyndale Blog Network.


One case from her past defines homicide detective Abby Hart.

With a possible serial killer stalking elderly women in Long Beach, California, Abby’s best lead is Luke Murphy, an irritating private investigator who saw a suspect flee the scene of the latest homicide. When Abby discovers that the most recent victim is related to the governor, she’s anxious to talk to him about a cold case that’s personal to her—one Luke is interested in as well.

As she learns more about the restaurant fire that took her parents’ lives years ago, Abby discovers why Luke is so invested in finding the ones responsible. The more they uncover, though, the more questions they have. Can Abby find peace without having all the answers?

Read an excerpt from Drawing Fire.


Janice CantoreJanice Cantore is a retired Long Beach police officer who now writes suspense novels to keep readers engrossed and leave them inspired. Her twenty-two years of experience on the force lend authenticity to her stories. She has penned six novels, the Pacific Coast Justice series, Visible Threat, and Critical Pursuit. Drawing Fire is the first book in the Cold Case Justice series.

Visit Janice’s website at www.janicecantore.com and connect with her on Facebook.