A crippling knee injury forced Elliot Mills to trade in his FBI badge for dusty chalkboards and bored college students. Now a history professor at Puget Sound University, the former agent has put his old life behind him, but it seems his old life isn't finished with him.
A young man has gone missing from campus and as a favor to a family friend, Elliot agrees to do a little sniffing around. His investigations bring him face-to-face with his former lover, Tucker Lance, the special agent handling the case.
Things ended badly with Tucker, and neither man is ready to back down on the fight that drove them apart. But they have to figure out a way to move beyond their past and work together as more men go missing and Elliot becomes the target in a killer's obsessive game....
©2010 Josh Lanyon (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
I am definitely a fan of this author. His stories are a step beyond most in that they have depth, are very interesting and there is suspense. Not to mention extremely enjoyable.
“It was dark.”
“I’d know you in the dark, Tucker.”
Tucker’s eyes flashed up to meet Elliot’s. He said curtly. “Yeah. I’d know you too.”
didn't mind that the book focused more on the mystery, but for some reason I didn't find that part of the story line to be all that riveting. I wish it was more of Elliot and Tucker!
Really good story. Really good characters. Really good Lanyon. I can only gave the audio 3 stars because the narrator made it hard to follow.He didn't even come close to doing Lanyon's work justice. The Kindle edition gets the full 5 starts. Fair play, the 2nd in the trilogy, has a different narrator & is definitely worth the credit!
I've loved this book since I read it on Kindle when it was first available and I have longed for the sequel... which came out recently. I bought the audio book on a whim because it was on sale, and I'm so glad I did. It was just as good as I remembered and well narrated. Josh is a good author and really had me guessing right up to the big reveal. This one is well worth the time.
well-written, hot mystery
The scene at the lake when Tucker saves Elliott.
The scene at the lake when Tucker saves Elliott.
Yes, but it was too long.
New to teaching after his career with the FBI is over, Elliot Mills is not looking for a mystery, but family dynamics get him involved with finding a missing student. And then another student comes up missing, the 2 boys seem to have nothing in common except they both go to school at Elliot's College. As Elliot picks his way thru the clues, he meets up and starts up again, with his ex-lover FBI agent Tucker Lance, and catches the eye of a serial killer who wants to play a game with Elliot - catch me if you can.
Josh Lanyon writes a great mystery, and he does not telegraph the killer so you keep guessing until the very end. JL's men are always sexy, smart, and fun to read. His romance/mysteries give you just enough loving to make them spice but never too much to detract from the mystery.
One of my go-to authors.
On a personal note, there are errors in geographical facts that irked for me (having been born, raised, and still residing in Washington), but it is a slight irritation that no-one not from the Puget Sound area would even know.
The story is good - I'd like to read more about the two MCs.
During the sex scene, the narration did not really convey much emotion. It kinda sounded like the narrator really didn't want to be reading that part of the book.
Fun Story, interesting connections.
Since this was my second Josh Lanyon book and you can feel the same writer it what is written and it was very enjoyable.
Charlie David is always my first choice, also the recording says it was read by Sawyer Allen. And if it was him and to Ray Ramano that needs to be changed. Because i would hate to give an AWFUL review of a the wrong person. He was flat in the whole performance showing almost no emotion or vocal range.
Very entertained with the mystery
Yes. I am a fan of Lanyon . He doesn't disappoint .
It was a great mystery and love story. The relationship between the two men was highly believeable and the mystery was very interesting. I enjoy mystery and action and this book had both.
There were two moments, the first was when Elliot was being unexpectedly shot at and Tucker came to the rescue and the other was when Elliot walked in and found his neighbor dead in his bed. These two incidents were not the only good moments in the book but I don't do spoilers, although those two scenes could be considered too much info! The relationship dynamic between Elliot and his father is also very interesting.
This was a first listening to Ray Ramano and I thought the performance was very good.
It is hard to say, Elliot, Tucker and all of the support characters. The story is written so smoothly that each character is fleshed out pretty well.
This is a gay mystery.
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