My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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.
My take on it
Another series I’m so happy to have discovered. This is the first book in a series about FBI agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett. Both are thrown together and hate each other. So far so cliche. What makes this different is that both men are teetering on the verge of breakdowns, Ty because of past trauma and Zane because of serious alcohol and pharmaceuticals addictions. Yet they learn that they can trust each other against the background of a serial killer within the FBI ranks. Not only do they keep saving each other’s lives, they are attracted to each other and have angry hot sex. Seriously mind-blowing hot sex. And lots of angst and man-pain and near death experiences. This book hits ALL of my buttons! 🙂
I’ve rarely come across two main protagonists that are as beautifully drawn and explored as these two men. The story itself holds its own as well. It’s not thrown together to show off the romance but stands alone as a suspenseful thriller full of twists and turns. I’m so glad that I discovered the series rather late, given that the first book was published 8 years ago. This way I don’t have to wait ages to read the next volume.
I found some fan art online casting Nick Bateman as Ty Grady and Joe Manganiello as Zane Garrett. Wowsa, I’m on board 🙂
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