Cold Front (Pindone Files #1)

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Rated 4.80/5 based on 5 reviews
Dek tops. Ren bottoms. Neither gives an inch. Kinky, tough, troubled, caring. Cops and lovers, fighting crime and, sometimes, each other, in a vast cold land where the criminals read minds and the cops never know what they'll face next. First half of the "Pindone Files". Contains "One Brief Encounter", "A House is not a Home" and "Cold Front"

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Words: 156,550
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452305165
About Ann Somerville

Ann Somerville grew up in one of Australia’s prettiest small cities. In 1989, she left Australia with a BA and a burning ambition to see more of the world and its people, and to discover this ‘culture’ thing people kept telling her about. In 2006, she returned home to Southeast Queensland with two more degrees, an English husband, and a staggering case of homesickness, vowing never to leave Australia again.

Her long, plot-driven fiction featuring gay and bisexual characters has been professionally published, although copious free full length stories and novels are also available on her website. She blogs about writing, publishing, her life and many shiny distracting things.

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Review by: Clodia Metelli on Aug. 17, 2012 :
It took me a little while to get into this book initially, maybe because it was quite episodic at the beginning, but once the main plot got going I quickly found myself hooked!

This book is both a taut thriller and a kinky love story. Dek and Ren are both quite tough, macho guys and both have troubled histories so their relationship isn't typically 'romantic' but the tenderness and loyalty between them came across as all the more raw and real for that.

The BDSM aspect of their relationship is made very clear towards the beginning of the novel and remains a potent undercurrent in their relationship. It doesn't define them as individuals or as a couple but it is an integral part of who they are.

This is a novel in which readers are definitely not spoon-fed, in any sense.

We are thrown head-first into this other world - another planet or another reality - it's never explained and probably doesn't matter - and left to work things out for ourselves by picking up on details about the world and the society as they emerge and making sense of them for ourselves.

We are also not allowed the luxury of believing that anyone can suffer horrific events without damage and trauma, that evil doesn't leave a lasting legacy.

I really enjoyed this darkly absorbing book and found myself caring for its outwardly tough, inwardly vulnerable heroes.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: tomwild on Feb. 12, 2012 :
Excellent. What can i say that hasn't already been said. Read it. Well worth it. And a thank you to Whitecrow for the tip on "A Walk in Darkness". I'll be checking it out. I'm currently reading "Unsettled Conditions". Again, excellent, so far. Expect it will be the same throughout. Love Ann.
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Review by: whitecrow on May 23, 2011 :
I enjoyed this. Ann is a good writer, so it is enjoyable to know the author cares enough to use good grammar and a spell-checker. Interesting characters, very well formed, and a good plot. I really liked the world they inhabit, Ann has done a good job of building a culture and a reason for that culture in her world. If you like this, look for her free "A Walk in Darkness", an alternate Dek and Ren story. Written a while after this, it shows more maturity in handling of the characters and their complexities. I'll be reading more of hers. If you like a well-crafterd, interesting story then this is it.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: CJ Bouska on April 09, 2011 :
Very good!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: C S McClellan on March 09, 2011 :
This is a good solid read for fans of mysteries. Somerville's novels are always well-written with fully developed characters that the reader can sympathize with. There's a good deal of gay sex, but it's part of a developing relationship that feels real. The mystery is a complex one, centering around a series of murders, and leads to an unexpected ending. It all takes place in an alternate universe where paranormal abilities are part of the culture, but the feeling is of a contemporary setting rather than someplace strange and exotic.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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