In this hot and steamy mystery, Tennyson is an actor struggling to hang on to his career and redeem his sex-for-pay history, which estranged him from his family, especially his father, a decorated LAPD captain who raised Tennyson to call him "Sir". Now, in the wake of his father's sudden stroke, Tennyson has to save himself from taking the fall for a murder. In the process, he discovers his hidden talents - the hard way.
Blair Underwood, a Golden Globe-nominated actor and the author of Before I Got Here, joins best-selling novelists Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes to create a cool, irresistible character in Tennyson Hardwick. And this gritty, provocative mystery will keep readers craving more.
©2007 Blair Underwood, Tananarive Due, and Steven Barnes; (P)2007 Tantor Media Inc.
"Actor Underwood...teams up with accomplished authors Due and Barnes to produce a seamlessly entertaining novel." (Publishers Weekly)
It's a bit hard to believe that a policeman's son is as naive as Tennyson appears to be, so I had a hard time dealing with the fact that the events depicted in the story actually could happen. To believe that Tennyson was a former pimp and then believe that he would pick up a stray kid, play hero, etc. stretches the imagination. Parts of the story was interesting but for the most part, it was a bit of a joke to listen to this pitiful story. Also the narrator was a little too exaggerated in his story telling even down to the sex scenes. I would recommend not wasting one's time nor money listening to this drivel.
I missed much of this book because I found the sexual references unpleasant and skipped past them. The author writes well and the reader has an excellent voice.
I did not enjoy this particular book because it was shallow in content, used way too much descriptive sexual activity that just seemed to be thrown in without much advancement of the plot.
Did enjoy the development of the main characters.
Say something about yourself!
I only listened to the first few chapters. Sex scenes were too much......
Ok, it got a bit spicey, but it is JUST ENTERTAINMENT, not a study in literature. I was pleasantly surprised, and simply enjoyed the whole book. I enjoyed the Agatha Christie style of so many suspects. The reader's voice was not what I would expect, but fine. I find I adapt to readers I don't enjoy at first. Try it! It is just a bit of a twist on the typical characters, professions, and background.
It seems like the goal of this novel was to sell the rights for a TV series. Tennyson "Ten" is a former male prostitute with the heart of gold. His one dimensional character is thrown in the middle of a murder case where he is the number one police suspect. Unfortunately, the author forgot to give him a motive for the murder and therefore the book was unable to create enough inner drive for Tennyson, an unskilled, financially challenged wannabe detective, to constantly put his life at risk. Just did not add up. Overall, should make a good made for TV piot, but not a new detective series thriller.
I love Tananarive Due but I hated this book. I didn't even finish it. Its boring, poorly written, and didn't keep my attention. Don't bother wasting your credits on this one.
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