Tuesday, November 9, 2010

FAIR GAME by Josh Lanyon

Publisher: Carina Press
Date published: August 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4268-9045-1
ASIN: B003U89S66
Mystery/Thriller M/M Romance
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained by Publisher

Former FBI agent Elliot Mills has just gotten used to teaching at a local college when he is asked to look into a case of a missing young man for his father’s friends. Now another man is missing and Elliot finds himself drawn in a game of cat & mouse with a serial killer. Working with his ex-lover/friend, Tucker Lance, Elliott is torn in a bunch of directions as he tries to stay one step ahead of the killer, figure out who and what happened to the missing young men and his complicated relationship with Tucker.

FAIR GAME is one enthralling ride from start to finish. This is an author who completely captivates the reader from the first page till the explosive end. With each word, Mr. Lanyon reels in the reader with his complex story, mystery and multi-dimensional characters that brim with life. I am a huge fan of this author’s work and found FAIR GAME to be his best story to date. With his trademark writing style, Josh Lanyon is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with in the mystery/thriller genre and one you don’t want to miss.

Meet former FBI Agent, Elliot Mills. Forced to leave the FBI due to a debilitating injury on the job, Elliot teaches a local college and finds his life is content if a bit lonely. Drawn away from his former life, he finds himself brought back into the fold when he is asked to look into a disappearance of a family friend’s son. Finding he has to work with his former lover, FBI agent Tucker Lance, has him conflicted and longing for Tucker. The stakes rise higher when he is targeted by the killer as another boy goes missing. Now Elliot has to play a catch and mouse game as he works with Tucker in trying to find and stop the killer before he kills again. I love Elliott and Tucker. They had a history and though they still wanted each other, misunderstandings and hurt feelings are between them. Complex, emotional and intriguing, Mr. Lanyon makes his main characters quite relatable and enjoyable. The secondary relationship between Elliot and his dad was a joy and had me smiling at times. The secondary characters kept the story flowing smoothly.

FAIR GAME is a fast paced story that sucks you in and doesn’t let you go until the very end and even then, you are left wanting more of FBI agent Tucker Lance and Elliot Mills. Mr. Lanyon is a talented storyteller that keeps his readers glued to his books and I am hoping he revisits Tucker and Elliot in the future. If you are looking for a mystery/thriller story that keeps you intrigued even after the last page is turned, then grab FAIR GAME and settle in for hours of reading entertainment.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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