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Ice Cold Kill

Ice Cold Kill

A Daria Gibron Thriller

Dana Haynes

Minotaur Books




"Grabs you on page one and doesn't let you go until the final page!" —Nelson DeMille on Crashers

Daria Gibron is a woman with a deadly past and an uncertain future. A former Shin-Bet agent now in exile in the U.S. and under the protection of the F.B.I., she works primarily as an interpreter. But Daria is a thrill junkie who can't resist the occasional freelance job as an operative—a habit that has left her with a trail of corpses behind her, and a few still living, very dangerous, high-powered enemies who would stop at nothing to get revenge.

En route to an impromptu meeting with an old contact from her days in the Israeli Secret Service, Daria gets an unexpected and anonymous tipoff that she's about to walk into an ambush. Unsure who is after her, or why, she slips away from her followers and soon learns that she's been set up—and set up good. Someone has linked her to a much sought-after terrorist, and now all the resources of the U.S. intelligence community are being marshaled against her.

As she tries to escape the ever-tightening snare laid out for her, someone else is using the operation against her as a distraction to hijack a very dangerous, highly guarded shipment. Now the only person who can keep this shipment from falling into terrorist hands is the one person they chose to set up as a diversion. Daria Gibron is many things—trigger-happy, resourceful, focused, and extremely dangerous —but the one thing she isn't is anybody's fool.

Ice Cold Kill is an espionage spy thriller from Dana Haynes.



Desert, South of the Sea of Galilee
The prisoners lay in their cots. It was one cot per cell. The cells were slightly larger than a bad room at a youth hostel or a kibbutz. Each had its own heater, a little partition...


Praise for Ice Cold Kill

“[A] strong, complicated plot as believable as any real-life terrorist threat. Daria is destined to become a favorite in the growing arsenal of female thriller leads. She combines brains and experience to craft unbeatable strategy, and she has the requisite combat skills to quash any agent in her path as well as a witty, moderately well-adjusted (under the circumstances) perspective that's sure to charm.” —Booklist (starred review)

“Enough intelligence agencies, bad guys, and gruesome viruses for a month of nonstop massacres. When Haynes runs out of guns and knives to put in the hands of superheroine Daria, he turns oxygen tanks into missiles for her to launch...” —Kirkus Reviews

Ice Cold Kill is exciting, inventive, and chillingly plausible. I thoroughly enjoyed it--this book is a blast!” —Meg Gardiner, author of Ransom River

“A superb thriller. Dana Haynes has crafted a brilliant tale, brimming with well-drawn characters, clever action set pieces, and shocking twists. You won't want to put this story down until you've turned the last page.” —Boyd Morrison, international bestselling author of The Midas Code and The Roswell Conspiracy

“Dana Haynes's Ice Cold Kill is a twisting, complex thriller featuring a former Israeli intelligence officer who learned her trade from the worst and does it the best. A terrific, compelling book!” —Jamie Freveletti, New York Times bestselling author of Dead Asleep and Robert Ludlum's The Janus Reprisal

“The large cast of compelling characters, nonstop action, and realistic feel of the investigation make this novel a standout...A thrill ride.” —Associated Press on Breaking Point

“A top-notch, tension-packed technothriller.” —Booklist (starred review) on Breaking Point

“Spine-tingling...a page-turner.” —Book Page on Breaking Point

“A well-written...white-knuckle thriller.” —Library Journal on Breaking Point

“Jaw-dropping...There is mystery, action, suspense, death, and romance from beginning to end.” — on Breaking Point

“[A]drenaline-filled...edge-of-your-seat thrills.” —Shelf Awareness on Breaking Point

“Outstanding! Crashers combines the ferocious action you usually see on a movie screen with a fascinating look at the way a major airline crash is investigated.” —Phillip Margolin, New York Times bestselling author of Supreme Justice, on Crashers

“You absolutely must read Crashers. I literally couldn't put this book down. Dana Haynes is a gifted writer who grabs you on page one and doesn't let you go until the final page.” —Nelson DeMille, New York Times bestselling author of The Lion, on Crashers

“Strong characters, gruesome crash details, and the ticking countdown to another attack make this novel an explosive mix of 24 and CSI.” —USA Today on Crashers

“Dana Haynes delivers big-time with Crashers, a spectacular, timely, un-put-downable, near-perfect thriller whose every page sizzles with action, intrigue, information, and intelligence. If you're a thriller fan, or even just a lover of fine writing and terrific story-telling, do yourself a big favor and buy this book.” —John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author of Damage, on Crashers

“This is a thriller that lands a rare and satisfying hat trick: The action sequences hit hard, the characters are idiosyncratic while still feeling like real people, and the 'snappy' dialogue actually snaps.” —Kirkus Reviews on Crashers

“Filled with excitement and knowledge of NTSB procedures and problems. Highly recommended.” —Library Journal (starred review) on Crashers

“Haynes's compelling first thriller takes familiar elements--a mysterious airplane crash, a bent FBI agent, a deadly female spy--and mixes them with the world of National Transportation Safety Board aviation disaster investigations...The forensic details fascinate. Haynes nicely integrates several subplots involving terrorism. The slam-bang crash landing of a conclusion will leave readers anxiously awaiting the promised sequel.” —Publishers Weekly on Crashers

“Lively and fast moving... generates plenty of tension. A solid debut.” —Booklist on Crashers

“A supersonic jet of a thriller, loaded with compelling detail and page-turning suspense and action!” —Jeff Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of Trust Me on Crashers

“Imagine an entire season of 24 crammed into a single book. That's what you get with Crashers, a fast-paced, twisty thriller that's just begging to be made into a movie.” —April Henry, New York Times bestselling co-author of Face of Betrayal and Hand of Fate, on Crashers

“This is a book for adrenaline junkies; it grabs you by the frontal lobes right at the outset, and doesn't let go until the last page.” —BookPage on Crashers

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About the author

Dana Haynes

DANA HAYNES spent more than twenty years as a journalist and editor at several newspapers in Oregon before working as the Public Affairs Manager for Portland Community College. He is the author of the acclaimed thrillers Crashers, Breaking Point, Ice Cold Kill, and Gun Metal Heart. He lives in Portland, Oregon, and is the communications director for the city's mayor.

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