1) Rough, gritty, real, two men who are polar opposites come together in a clash of wills but with the same objective - justice. This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. The characters, Ellery and Jackson jump off the page at you, so real and vibrant and hot! Excellent. My only gripe - it ended before I was ready to let it go.
2) Fish out of Water has to be one of the best crime stories I've had the pleasure of reading or watching. The action was fast paced, the procedures were believable and given just enough detail, and the characters--their relationships, their histories, their spirits--were utterly compelling. I enjoyed every word.
Fish Out of Water by Amy Lane
Gay Mystery / Thriller
Paperback: 270 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 29, 2016)
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PI Jackson Rivers grew up on the mean streets of Del Paso Heights and he doesn t trust cops, even though he was one. When the man he thinks of as his brother is accused of killing a police officer in an obviously doctored crime, Jackson will move heaven and earth to keep Kaden and his family safe.
Defense attorney Ellery Cramer grew up with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth, but that hasn t stopped him from crushing on street-smart, swaggering Jackson Rivers for the past six years. But when Jackson asks for his help defending Kaden Cameron, Ellery is out of his depth and not just with guarded, prickly Jackson. Kaden wasn t just framed, he was framed by crooked cops, and the conspiracy goes higher than Ellery dares reach and deep into Jackson s troubled past.
Both men are soon enmeshed in the mystery of who killed the cop in the minimart, and engaged in a race against time to clear Kaden s name. But when the mystery is solved and the bullets stop flying, they ll have to deal with their personal complications and an attraction that s spiraled out of control. "
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