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

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Jeffery Deaver, Raymond Benson
Grand Central Publishing, Apr 1, 2014 - Fiction - 400 pages
3 Reviews
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.

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User Review  - Alan Cook - Goodreads

Full disclosure: I have a story in ICE COLD ("Checkpoint Charlie"). However, there are 19 other stories, so I can talk about those. My reason for liking books of this type is, to paraphrase several ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lindsey Silvestrini - Goodreads

Wow! This was one shocking, twisted tale after another! You'd think after a few of the stories in Ice Cold I would realize that a big shock was coming, but it still got me every time! This is an ... Read full review

About the author (2014)

A former journalist, folksinger, and attorney, JEFFERY DEAVER is an international number-one best-selling author of thirty-two novels and two collections of short stories. His novels are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages.
His The Bodies Left Behind was named Novel of the Year by the International Thriller Writers Association, and his Lincoln Rhyme thriller The Broken Window was also nominated for that prize. He is a three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader's Award for Best Short Story of the Year and has been nominated for seven Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America. He's won both the Steel Dagger and the Short Story dagger from the Crime Writers Association in the U.K.
His most recent novels are The Kill Room, a Lincoln Rhyme novel, and XO, a Kathryn Dance thriller, for which he wrote an album of country-western songs, available on iTunes and as a CD.
Readers can visit his website at

RAYMOND BENSON is the internationally acclaimed author of thirty published titles. The fourth book in his most recent thriller series-The Black Stiletto: Secrets & Lies-recently appeared, preceded by The Black Stiletto, The Black Stiletto: Black & White, and The Black Stiletto: Stars & Stripes. The fifth and final chapter in the saga will be published late 2014. Raymond was the fourth-and first American-author of the official James Bond novels (1996-2002), and his work is currently collected in the anthologies Choice of Weapons and The Union Trilogy. His "rock 'n' roll thriller" Dark Side of the Morgue was a Shamus nominee for Best Paperback Original P.I. Novel of 2009. Raymond is also a prolific tie-in writer, the most recent work being Homefront-The Voice of Freedom (cowritten with John Milius) and Hitman: Damnation. For more information, you can visit or

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