Release date, February 24, 2015
Now available for pre-order
"Cooler Than Blood is...gripping and highly enjoyable... Jake is
at once a classic noir character...a fascinating protagonist."
—ForeWord Clarion Reviews
"Lane delivers a confident, engaging Florida tale with a
cast of intriguing characters. A solid, entertaining mystery."
"Cooler Than Blood is Lane's second outing and there's no sophomore slump here. He evokes the underbelly of West Coast Florida with authority and his protagonist Jake Travis will remind you of another free-lancing Florida PI with whom he shares not only nameage, but attitude, savvy, and physical prowess as well. Every bit as satisfying as a Meyers and Coke at the end of the dock at sunset."
—Les Standiford, author of Water to the Angels
Jenny Spencer is missing after a violent encounter on a beach. Her aunt, Susan Blake, asks wisecracking PI Jake Travis to intervene. Susan and Jake had only spent one dinner together, and both felt and instant attraction. Jake walked away. He was, and is, committed to Kathleen.
As Jake and his partner, Garrett Demarcus, close the circle on finding Jenny, they discover that Kathleen’s past ties to organized crime and Jenny’s life are strangely entwined. They fight a two-front battle to find Jenny and protect Kathleen.
But by protecting Kathleen, will Jake become the type of man she could never love? Does he have a choice?
When Jake Travis is contracted by his ex-Army colonel to retrieve a missing fifty year-old Cold War letter, he quickly finds himself entwined in a world where the line between good and evil becomes increasingly blurred. The letter, written in 1961 by a CIA operative who met a mysterious demise, has ended up in the possession of Raydel Escobar. Assisted by his partner Garrett and neighbor Morgan, Jake relentlessly pursues the enigmatic Escobar and soon discovers that he is involved in far more than simply blackmailing the IRS in exchange for the letter.
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"Fans of Michael Connelly, Ace Atkins, and Dennis Lehane will likely find Lane's book satisfying on how it hits on all the right notes of a truly suspenseful story."
"(Lane) has created a winning hero in Jake Travis, someone who is super-skilled, super-fit, glib, oddly bookish, and funny as a stiletto..."
"...with its solid structure and fast pace, Lane's story makes a worthy new entry into the suspense genre."
—ForeWord Clarion Reviews, Five Stars
"...a captivating book of lies and deceit as well as love and loss."
—Reader's Favorite, Five Stars
"...well written, nail biting novel...excellent!"
—Futures Mystery Anthology Magazine
"(Lane's) characters are sharp, witty, and have a depth that many authors can't or don't often give them...Lane use dialogue and description beautifully."
—In My Words
"There's a new kid on the mystery block. The Second Letter by Robert Lane can settle on the book shelf with other thrillers."