BOOK REVIEW: Cold Calculation by Cole McCade

Cold Calculation by Cole McCade


Series: Criminal Intentions Season Two #3

Release Date: December 11, 2019

Page Count: 231 pages

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


How do you profile a serial killer who keeps changing his pattern?

A body encased in ice and a cryptic message make Malcolm, Seong-Jae, and Aanga Joshi question everything they thought they’d learned about the Golden Ratio Killer. If their suspect can change his methods and alter his patterns, he could easily disappear…

…along with any chance of catching him before he completes his deadly game.

To keep up, Malcolm and Seong-Jae will have to find the bigger picture, the larger plan to intercept their target before that strange message turns into another victim — but it’s the small things tripping them up when their relationship and some unsettled business between them leaves them stumbling around each other and falling head-first into mistakes that could cost them more than just the case.

It could cost another innocent life, and leave that blood stained on their hands.


Malcolm Khalaji and Seong-Jae Yoon are back on the case — and partnering with the FBI on a horrific serial murder case that will test Malcolm’s faith and revive the darkest parts of Seong-Jae’s past. With an enigmatic killer leading them on a wild goose chase through city after city and body after body, both Mal and Seong-Jae will find themselves pushed to their limits as they discover the worst of what humanity can do.

Even two minds against one may not be enough as they track the devious Golden Ratio Killer, and try to find the key to his pattern. But the trail of breadcrumbs left by the white rabbit will lead them suspiciously close to home, and a connection they never could have predicted. With their worlds exploding around them and everyone they know suddenly cast into doubt…

Can their partnership — and their love — survive the greatest trial of their lives?


Seong-Jae!!!!! Damn it, his secrets are like those layered boxes, where you keep opening one to find a new one! While I understand his reasons, he’s hurting Mal! And that just breaks my heart.

Still not a fan of Joshi. Gah, I really don’t care about him! Adelaide with a crush is adorable. Sade and Huang made me sad. Anjulie and Gabi also made me sad. This is a sad episode for all the relationships I guess.

The case is very intriguing because we are only getting pieces here and there. I’m really interested to see how it goes. Also, fucking hell, I think I know who Seth is! It actually makes sense.
I’m glad it ends on a hopeful note but I feel like the next book might hurt even more. Diving right into the next one!

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