Ice Cold

Mystery Writers of America Presents Ice Cold: Tales of Intrigue From the Cold War

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Nuclear brinksmanship. Psychological warfare. Spies, double agents, femme fatales, and dead drops.

The Cold War–a terrifying time when nuclear war between the world’s two superpowers was an ever-present threat, an all-too-real possibility that could be set off at the touch of a button–provides a chilling backdrop to this collection of all-new short stories from today’s most celebrated mystery writers.

Bestselling authors Jeffery Deaver and Raymond Benson–the only American writers to be commissioned to pen official James Bond novels–have joined forces to bring us twenty masterful tales of paranoia, espionage, and psychological drama. In Joseph Finder’s “Police Report,” the seemingly cut-and-dry case of a lunatic murderer in rural Massachusetts may have roots in Soviet-controlled Armenia. In “Miss Bianca” by Sara Paretsky, a young girl befriends a mouse in a biological warfare laboratory and finds herself unwittingly caught in an espionage drama. And Deaver’s “Comrade 35” offers a unique spin on the assassination of John F. Kennedy–with a signature twist.

edited by Jeffery Deaver and Raymond Benson, published April 2014 by Grand Central Publishing

Featuring Stories by:

Gary Alexander
Raymond Benson
Alan Cook
Jeffery Deaver
Vicki Doudera
Brendan DuBois
Joseph Finder
J.A. Jance
John Lescroat
Katia Lief
Laura Lippman
Gayle Lynds
Robert Mangeot
Katherine Neville
Sara Paretsky
T. Jefferson Parker
John Sheldon
Jonathan Stone
Gigi Vernon
Bev Vincent
Joseph Wallace

ISBN-13: 978-1455520732

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