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Fair Game | [Josh Lanyon]

Fair Game

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

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    Amazon Customer Alexandria, VA, United States 11-17-10
    Amazon Customer Alexandria, VA, United States 11-17-10 Member Since 2001
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    "A Great Listen"

    This is a great murder/mystery. The author focused on the making of a great story as opposed to writing another gay romp through the sheets, which was a great relief since the publisher is Harlequin I had my reservations. The story is well paced and holds interest up until the last word is spoken. Ray Ramano does an excellent job with narration. Very satisfying; this book was well worth the money.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Donald VALDOSTA, GEORGIA, United States 08-09-11
    Donald VALDOSTA, GEORGIA, United States 08-09-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent First Experience..."

    This was my first audio book and I have to admit I was initially skeptical on whether I would enjoy the experience. The beginning was a bit hard to get into but once the story unfolded, I could not take the ear-bobs out! The characters of Tucker Lance and Elliot Mills were relatable and I became engrossed with their story. This was a great first experience. The story was engaging and the narrator did a good job in expressing emotion through his voice. And being a hopeless romantic, the book ended just as I thought it should with a surprise twist. Excellent First Experience and am already enjoying the next book...

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Luthi Dennis, Texas 12-21-13
    Paul Luthi Dennis, Texas 12-21-13 Member Since 2011

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

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    "A Great Listen"

    This book was by far one of Josh Lanyon's best. If I would have been able to listen to the whole thing in one sitting I would have. It is truly one of those books where you spend half the time thinking "OMG whats going to happen next? I bet it was this guy!"

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    K Canada 06-11-13
    K Canada 06-11-13
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    "Mystery and suspense"
    Would you listen to Fair Game again? Why?

    I would listen to Fair Game again when in the mood for a great, fast-paced, mystery and suspense story.


    What other book might you compare Fair Game to and why?

    Josh Lanyon's Dangerous Ground series - fast-paced, suspenseful, great adventures, mystery, and some romance as well, and Mexican Heat by Josh Lanyon and Laura Baumbach, which is an awesome thriller.


    Which character – as performed by Ray Ramano – was your favorite?

    Elliot Mills.


    Who was the most memorable character of Fair Game and why?

    Elliot Mills - he's tough, and a bit grumpy at times, but he's a softy really, and very caring. I enjoyed getting to know him - the way he approaches teaching, and watching him in cop mode, and how he is with the people around him, especially his father and ex-lover Tucker Lance.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    L. Hew Toronto, Canada 09-13-11
    L. Hew Toronto, Canada 09-13-11 Listener Since 2008
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    "Good mystery. Passable romance."

    Josh Lanyon is one of my go-to authors, and Ray Ramano as the narrator has yet to really disappoint me. When I got to the end of this book though, I had no trouble moving on to another. I didn't hate it or love it, I just thought it was fine-just-fine. This is mostly because it's not often that I like a gay romance novel and yet don't care whether or not the leading men get together. The mystery/suspense is good. Elliot and Tucker were pretty good characters on their own. Yet, at the end of the book when the mystery was solved and it was time to wrap up the romance, I didn't really care too much. These two men seem great in bed, but the emotional aspect, the 'relationship' was a stretch. I didn't buy that they were in love. I think they both just missed the sex when they were apart. In the end, they could have convincingly carried on as even-closer now-friends with benefit. Nothing wrong with that. So, two stars lost, because the gay romance shouldn't have to be padded to be convincing. Overall though, a solid read. Go for it!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Gregory United States 12-14-10
    Gregory United States 12-14-10
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    "Good story, poor reader."

    The story is entertaining throughout most of book. However the reading leaves a LOT to be desired. The tone of the reader is often very flat and very out of sync with the storyline.

    A decent way to pass a long drive but not worth the $18.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    House of Cards Fan 05-02-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Non-performance"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Josh Lanyon's stories are very good. Really enjoyed the English mysteries up until the last one. Fair Game is a good story but the performer is terrible. Lets be honest - not a single voice inflection, no distinguishing between characters, not a penny put into production. Those of us who like audio books have gotten really spoiled with great actors reading the books. This one does not cut it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Location, mystery


    Would you be willing to try another one of Ray Ramano’s performances?

    No


    If you could take any character from Fair Game out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Fedder


    Any additional comments?

    No

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Leduc, AB, Canada 12-05-11
    Mark Leduc, AB, Canada 12-05-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Great story, not so great performance"
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    I really enjoyed the storyline and plot of the novel. It was a good listen and a good length. The performance was a little too deadpan. Ray Ramano gave the characters very little emotion and didn't alter his voice with the changes in mood. Overall a good book that would be made better with a more enthused reader.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jacob ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, United States 10-23-11
    Jacob ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, United States 10-23-11
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    "Very interesting"

    I love this novel especially the story line. Also the relationship aspect is very unpredictable. Definitely worth reading. Also the narrator does a good job and keeps the listener excited!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Seattle, WA, United States 07-29-14
    Heather Seattle, WA, United States 07-29-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Runaway? Suicide? Murder...oh my."

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Mystery & Romance"

    This was a wonderful rendition of a book I really enjoyed reading. Suspenseful but with humour too.
    Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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