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When an FBI agent is found dead on the white slopes of Quandary Peak in Colorado, a brilliant but volatile agent is drafted in from Denver to lead the investigation. As she fights personal demons, pressure from Washington and dwindling leads, the case stalls and a career falters. But as summer comes, Quandary Peak has disturbing new secrets to give up. And as one agent fights failure and hopelessness, another has left behind a trail that leads to a man with a dark past and even darker intentions...

Comments: (6)

Akirg
I've read Barclay's first two books (Darkhouse, The Caller) and always felt she had more to give as a writer - in particular with regard to the full development of her male characters. What was needed was a female lead, and now we have it. "Blood Runs Cold" does not disappoint - Ren Bryce is a rounded character - full of human foibles - alcohol being one, but we watch her grow as a person as she solves the crime. The descriptions are word perfect, and the dialogue is fine (although a lot of conversations start with "How you doing?" - think Joey from "Friends"). The bottom line for me is, how quickly did I read this book, and did I want to finish it? I read it in two days and I could not wait to get to the end.
Winasana
Good book. Twist at the end to keep you guessing.
Bort
Talented Irishwoman Alex Barclay’s third novel eschews both NYPD hero Joe Lucchesi and the violent serial killers of her first two books, instead introducing wise-cracking FBI Special Agent Ren Bryce, and a murder mystery set amongst the snowy slopes of Breckenridge, Colorado.

Bryce investigates the death of fellow FBI agent Jen Transom, whose body was found on frozen Quandary Peak before being swept away by an avalanche. As the story progresses, self-sabotaging Bryce struggles to keep her professional and personal lives separate, crosses lines in both, and risks both the case and her career.

As a crime novel, Blood Runs Cold is mixed, at best. Barclay succeeds more than fails in packing the novel with witty dialogue, but falls short elsewhere. Bryce is a somewhat intriguing protagonist, but most other characters veer closer to caricature than fully-rounded personalities. The plot often meanders, and the author seems to hurriedly introduce events and characters near the end to spur a conclusion.

Barclay does evoke a nice sense of setting amongst Colorado’s ski-bunny towns, but much of the action feels forced. A disappointing follow-up to her earlier bestsellers, this novel reads like it was rushed to print, a rewrite or more too early.

2.5 stars out of 5
Glei
I must admit that I'm a bit disappointed with the book. It got better towards the end, but 2/3 of the book felt like not much happened besides Ren interviewing people, funny banter between the cops and the agents, Ren sleeping with someone she shouldn't sleep with etc.

It just didn't happen so much to the case with the dead female FBI agent, until the very and I tell you the end is good really good because then something from Ren's past was revealed and I got an explanation for the very first chapter. So, thanks to the ending the rating went up, because then I got a clearer picture of Ren and it also finally reveal what had happened to the murdered FBI agent. I was also a bit sad because someone I like didn't make it, someone that didn't deserve to die.

But this book was just not as good as Harm’s Reach, it just lacked a really good story and I missed Ren's friend Janine that appeared in the book. I hope the next book is better and I hope to see Janine in if not the next book some book later on.
Zeueli
Alex Barclay was born in Dublin in 1974 and studied journalism at university. After a spell working as a fashion and beauty journalist, she quit her job to work on her debut novel, "Darkhouse". "Blood Runs Cold", first published in 2008, was her third book and introduces the FBI's Agent Ren Bryce.

Ren's first appearance in the book sees her waking up beside the toilet bowl, the morning after a heavy night on the lash. After a quick wash, she stumbles downstairs and straight into an argument with her limp and clingy boyfriend, Vincent - who, before the chapter's out, has flounced off into the sunset vowing that he won't be back. (Sadly, it's not his last appearance in the book...and, bizarrely, Ren seems reluctant to let him go).

Ren is based in Denver, working with the Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force - a multi-agency team set up by Gary Dettling. When the body of another FBI Agent, Jean Transom, is found in Breckenridge, the pair are sent over to help with the investigation. Following an anonymous tip, Jean's body had been found in Quandry Park - a mountain that, since it's the coldest January in fifty years, is currently playing host to a great deal of snow. Unfortunately, a careless skier manages to start an avalanche - which swept Transom's body away as it was being examined. However, Denis Lasco (the county coroner) is pretty sure it was a murder - as he and the body were being swept away, he got a close-up view of gunshot wound.

A hugely disappointing book overall. Some of the dialogue was appalling, the plot was disjointed and incoherent and there were too many one-dimensional and unconvincing characters - Ren herself was little more than an irritation. The biggest surprise I got was discovering a follow-up had been published. Best avoided.
Kerdana
Stayed with this until page 200 (why?) but then couldn't go any further.

1. very slow and boring in the first 200 pages and it's a 400+ page book?
2. too many characters to keep up with and gets confusing trying to figure who is who and what is what
3. storyline just doesn't start out well at all and in 200 pages you don't have a clue what is going on other than and FBI agent got killed her body lost in an avalanche (again ?)
4. language is just ridiculous and the foul language is not necessary but seems the 'f' word is favored throughout and why? I don't think every law enforcement person has to talk filthy and that is a huge drawback in this book
5. 400+ pages is simply too long to get across a very good interesting story and tends to put a person off when they realize the story is just too slow and boring
Blood Runs Cold (Charnwood Large Print) download epub
Contemporary
Author: Alex Barclay
ISBN: 1847827985
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: Charnwood; Large Print, Unabridged edition (September 1, 2009)
Pages: 448 pages