John Rector is a prize-winning short story writer and Colorado native currently living in Omaha, Nebraska. "The Cold Kiss" is his first published novel.
"Tense, taut, throat-grabbing. John Rector is far more accomplished than his years. Reads like a cross between "No Country For Old Men" and "Deliverance." Terrific to the last drop -- of blood." --Eric Van Lustbader, "New York Times "bestselling author of "First Daughter""Terrific narrative and real compelling style...a cross between Jim Crumley and "A Simple Plan."" --Ken Bruen, Shamus Award-winning author of "The Guards"""The Cold Kiss" is a slice of tragicomic noir Americana, a spiraling tale of bad luck and viciousness leavened only by author John Rector's savage glee at the ever worsening state of his protagonists' circumstances. One of the best debuts I've read in a very long time." --Scott Phillips, award-winning author of "The Ice Harvest"