An erotic gay romance, a suspenseful thriller....
A series of murders in New York City has stymied the police and FBI alike, and they suspect the culprit is a single killer sending an indecipherable message. But when the two federal agents assigned to the investigation are taken out, the FBI takes a more personal interest in the case.
Special Agent Ty Grady is pulled out of undercover work after his case blows up in his face. He's cocky, abrasive, and indisputably the best at what he does. But when he's paired with Special Agent Zane Garrett, it's hate at first sight. Garrett is the perfect image of an agent: serious, sober, and focused, which makes their partnership a classic cliché: total opposites, good cop - bad cop, the odd couple. They both know immediately that their partnership will pose more of an obstacle than the lack of evidence left by the murderer.
Practically before their special assignment starts, the murderer strikes again - this time at them. Now on the run, trying to track down a man who has focused on killing his pursuers, Grady and Garrett will have to figure out how to work together before they become two more notches in the murderer's knife.
©2008 Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux (P)2010 Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux
Yes, Great story and fantastic characters!!!
Too many I can't pick just one.
Ty and Zane- they seem like they would be loads of fun. I really like them and their story.
I have never read a series like this and I really enjoyed it. I can't wait for the next one.
You have to read this to get a baseline of the main characters, but it was very predictable and at sometimes juvenile behavior of a professional FBI or profiler was ridiculous. If you read Karin Slaughter or Linda Fairstein type books (which I do) you might get annoyed.But I urge you to keep reading the series.It gets better with each book!
This was ok. Slow going
When Ty and Zane beat the crap out of each other
Stick with it if you love the characters. The plots aren't really complicated or engaging. Its all about Ty and Zane
This story will definitely keep your attention. Ty and Zane are great characters with explosive energy. The mystery was a bit predictable, but the development of the relationship between the two main characters more than made up for it. The narrator was good. I cringed whenever he had to do a woman's voice, but luckily, that wasn't very often. I would definitely purchase the next books in the series.
Stellar writing, believable characters, and an engaging plot are evident from the very beginning. The authors have written the perfect combination of drama, sexual tension, and humor, making it easy to fall in love with Ty and Zane as individuals and as a potential couple. You ache for them to be together as much as they do, even if they won't admit it. They are flawed men, both rough around the edges, but together they balance each other out. To say I was ecstatic to discover that there are more books in this series is an understatement. It's too bad Hollywood hasn't embraced gay romance/erotica as lucrative, because this would be an amazing movie.
Mostly using audiobooks when my concentration is so bad that I can't read text. Or sometimes when I feel the need to practise my [listening] english even more. I'm not very picky when it comes to stories, so can listen to practically anything – and have a knack to find SOMETHING in each story that I like. *smile*
Now, I have a thing for serial killers so naturally that was a pull towards this book. I also tried it out due to one review I read here on audible actually.
I fell hard and fast for the main characters and their wonderful and witty banter with each other. The way the relationship between them grew felt right and well written. The tension, the fights, the clever conversations, and later the care and warmth that was expressed in body language rather than words. It felt very real, the relationship.
I liked the storyline, the Poe-thing being a nice touch. I actually really liked how the story ended, I would have been happy with that – but of course I won't keep myself away from trying out the second book *chuckle* What I mean is that I wouldn't have minded if there wasn't one if this hadn't been a serie.
The narrator took a little bit of getting used to for me. Most of the time he did a great job and he was great at pulling off conversations between the main characters. Once in a while he sounded s tiny bit monotone though, or maybe that's not the right way to describe it... It's like once in a while he didn't put enough feeling behind a sentence that I know I would have put more feeling behind if I was reading it myself.
Overall it's a book I can recommend, a very enjoyable listen!
I love fiction, but usually have a hard time with gay characters, because they are so cheesy. I fell in love with these two boys, though. It's a bit cheesy and the narrator needs to slow down and get better at girls voices, but still, I love it!
I love Zane....I used to have a crush on a guy that reminded me so much of him...or at least I made Zane into him, haha.
Parts are hot without being bad erotica....
A great story filled with all the elements you would hope for - you won't be disappointed!
This was the first book of a gay genre that I read, but I suppose I would compare to John Grisham work - but with real action.
I have to admit I sort of fell in love with his voice - and there was some disappointment to find he wasn't the voice of the whole cut & run series - he's a great reader and I could listen to him for hours.
The interaction of Ty and Zane from beginning to end.
Absolutely love this series and Ty/Zane
I might after I listen to the other books in the series. The story wasn't too graphic in it's sexual nature. More emphasis was placed on the mystery than the sex, which is refreshing in this genre of literature.
Maybe Silence of the Lambs and Brokeback Mountain. So many references to FBI stuff made this one reek of Thomas Harris yet the bro-mance was a little violent and reminded me of Brokeback.
No extreme reactions except I found myself taking the long way home from work to listen longer.
I think one could wait till this one is on sale before purchasing.
The ongoing relationship between the two agents . Leaves you thinking .
Ty . Always an asshole you learn to like .
Great . Nailed down their characters with ease .
Love , hate murder and vengeance . What more could you ask for ?
Glad to see it is the beginning of a series .
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