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Dangerous Ground | [Josh Lanyon]

Dangerous Ground

Special Agents for the Department of Diplomatic Security, Taylor MacAllister and Will Brandt have been partners and best friends for three years, but everything changed the night Taylor admitted the truth about his feelings for Will. But it's complicated... Taylor agreed to a camping trip in the High Sierras - despite the fact that he hates camping - because Will wants a chance to save their partnership.
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Publisher's Summary

Special Agents for the Department of Diplomatic Security, Taylor MacAllister and Will Brandt have been partners and best friends for three years, but everything changed the night Taylor admitted the truth about his feelings for Will. But it's complicated...

Taylor agreed to a camping trip in the High Sierras - despite the fact that he hates camping - because Will wants a chance to save their partnership. But the trip is a disaster from the first, and things rapidly go from bad to worse when they find a crashed plane and a couple of million dollars in stolen money.

With a trio of murderous robbers trailing them, Will and Taylor are on dangerous ground, fighting for their partnership, their passion...and their lives.

Followed by Old Poison.

©2012 Josh Lanyon (P)2013 Josh Lanyon

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    KC 11-21-13
    KC 11-21-13
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    "Great story, great narration"
    If you could sum up Dangerous Ground in three words, what would they be?

    Fun, suspenseful, thrilling.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Taylor. He's a wild thing, a fiercely loyal friend, with a big heart and a wicked mind and sense of humor.


    Have you listened to any of Adrian Bisson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    First time i'm listening to an audiobook narrated by Adrian Bisson. He does a great job!!! And i find his voice just perfect for the story.


    If you could rename Dangerous Ground, what would you call it?

    I would never! It's a very fitting title.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the first Will and Taylor adventure. They're out on a camping and hiking trip, trying to work through work-, friendship-, and possible-romance-related issues, trying to save their easy going partnership, when they stumble upon a mystery! Suddenly it's edge of seat suspense, peppered wonderfully with tender moments and humor.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Loretta LAS CRUCES, NM, United States 12-07-13
    Loretta LAS CRUCES, NM, United States 12-07-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Wonderful!!"

    This is my favorite Lanyon series. Dangerous Ground is an excellent start to it. This is a thriller not a sleuthing mystery. There are thrills, chills, and bears, oh my! Will and Taylor are on a camping vacation from their jobs as Diplomatic Security Service agents. They are working on putting their professional relationship back on an even keel after some personal trauma. However, they come across a plane wreck connected to a casino heist and then the robbers. Excitement follows!

    Adrian Bisson did an outstanding job narrating! I just loved Taylor's voice. He did a wonderful job on all the voices. His pacing, inflections and overall performance really made this audio book a excellent addition to my library. The Fanyons really picked a winner when they chose Mr. Bisson to narrate the series. I'm sure the pressure was enormous, but he hit it out of the park.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra L. Jacob US 12-03-13
    Sandra L. Jacob US 12-03-13 Member Since 2014

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    "Lanyon's writing is excellent"

    This is a nice beginning to this series. I like both protags and the plot is tight and believable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey 03-14-15
    Jeffrey 03-14-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Thoroughly enjoyed the story"

    As usual a great storyline, great characters, held my attention I thoroughly enjoyed it! Can't wait to read the next one.

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    Dennis San Jose, CA 07-12-14
    Dennis San Jose, CA 07-12-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Decent story. Good writing. Monotone narrator."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This is my 4th Josh Lanyon book, and the only one where I thought the narrator detracted from Mr. Lanyon's writing. Before purchasing this book, I recommend listening to an excerpt. Andrian Bisson attempts a hardboiled reading but instead achieves a base monotone with little voice modulation and inflection. Mr. Bisson demotes Mr. Lanyon's lyrical prose into a one note song.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dangerous Ground?

    Shooting of Taylor on the cliff.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Pretty awful.


    Did Dangerous Ground inspire you to do anything?

    Not go camping.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 02-01-14
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 02-01-14 Member Since 2015

    I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

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    "Just not a Lanyon Fan...."

    This seem like an attempt to recreate Ty and Zane from the Cut and Run series... Idk what it is...but I just don't like Lanyon...

    I like mystery stories too...So I don't know... I got bored and fast forwarded it the end...but I think I will skip this series...

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    pierre-luc Arnprior, ON, Canada 01-26-14
    pierre-luc Arnprior, ON, Canada 01-26-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Not one if his best - Just ok"

    Hmm, the headline is a bit harsh but 50 characters don't leave much, so let me elaborate.

    From the publishing date, I gather that this is an earlier work of the author (I may be wrong), and it seems to be that it lacks the strengths of other Lanyon books. While often the author's books are formulaic, the quality of the writing and the variety of styles (fantasy, Noir, espionage) provide the extra oomph for a 4th star. This one fell flat. The main characters have little personality, beyond being handsome. Their relationship is very superficially described, and the plot is thin.

    The reading performance by Mr. Bisson is fine. It is not what detracted from the experience.

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    Paul Luthi Dennis, Texas 01-09-14
    Paul Luthi Dennis, Texas 01-09-14 Member Since 2014

    I am a 30 year old over-the-road truck driver. I listen to A LOT of audiobooks!

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    "Too short, but still fairly good"

    The story line to the book is pretty interesting. Although it seems like several facts are missing and i kept wondering to myself "is this a sequel to something else?" I checked though, Audible has it as 1st in a series so it might be right. It is a fairly good story though. I feel that if it were longer, it would have been a lot better. Don't let that keep you from listening to it though, it is still a good Josh Lanyon story.

    The narrator really needs some work though.

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    Amazon Customer 12-09-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Good story, Too Short"

    I like Josh Lanyon's mix of relationship and caper. The Adrien English series was adequately solid and I'm working my way through his stand-alone stories. The Dangerous Ground series is a collection of novellas with Dangerous Ground about 90 pages. It's $4.99 as an ebook, which is the max of the value of this standard story. I'd happily spend a few dollars more for a novel-length audiobook by him, but I'd stick with ebooks for these.

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    Amazon Customer Murfreesboro, TN, United States 12-04-13
    Amazon Customer Murfreesboro, TN, United States 12-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Skip this, and Lanyon altogether"

    I have tried, tried and tried to like Josh Lanyon given the almost universal praise I see for his books everywhere. I have read 3 of his books and failed to like any of them. The people in his books seem so boilerplate, lack any real personality and defiantly seem to be part of a formula,that goes like this; take 2 jaded guys you know are attracted to each other make one considered how becoming romantically involved through in a mystery and a couple close calls and presto they fall in love and Lanyon turns out anther piece of gay detective fiction that gets a lot of buzz because he bothers to have any plot rather then just a love story. I have said it before I will say it again. If Lnyon's protagonist were straight his books would quickly end up in a bargain bin and be forgotten and rightly so.

    the narration was perfectly forgettable, like the rest of the book

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful

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