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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

You Need to Read This Book

Originally posted at: www.whippedcream2.blogspot.com ***** Fair Game by Josh Lanyon is a finely crafted mystery that keeps you guessing until the very end who the killer is, but most important, if Elliot and Tucker will live happily ever after.

Elliot Mills does not ...
Originally posted at: www.whippedcream2.blogspot.com ***** Fair Game by Josh Lanyon is a finely crafted mystery that keeps you guessing until the very end who the killer is, but most important, if Elliot and Tucker will live happily ever after.

Elliot Mills does not realize how much he misses his past life as an FBI agent until he agrees to help a family friend find his missing son. His investigation finds him working with ex-lover Tucker Lance, and he discovers their relationship is far from over. As Elliot finds himself in the crosshairs of the killer and in protective custody, he and Tucker are finally forced to take a closer look at what drove them apart.

Fair Game is more than a fast paced mystery. It is a journey of self-discovery for Elliot as he reconciles himself to his new life as a college professor and as he works to resolve his relationship with Tucker.

The past relationship between Elliot and Tucker was intense and short-lived due to his injury, recovery, and subsequent departure from the FBI. It was apparent they had many unresolved issues, and Mr. Lanyon does not rush their reconciliation. Surprisingly enough, Tucker is the one who opens up and takes those first crucial steps toward salvaging their relationship. While Elliot has excellent social skills for handling superficial relationships, he often finds himself at a loss in dealing with the deeper relationships with Tucker and to some extent, his father, Roland. When he finds himself in danger of losing both relationships, he does not hesitate to take a hard look at himself and work to fix what is broken.

Mr. Lanyon's characters are exceptionally well-developed, realistic, and three dimensional. Some of the best scenes in Fair Game are between Elliot and Roland. The two men are polar opposites and many of their interactions are laugh out loud funny. The glimpses into the academic life of a college professor are interesting and accurate. While there are plenty of suspects to choose from, Mr. Lanyon keeps the killer under wraps until the end, and the reader and Elliot piece it together at the same time.

Fair Game by Josh Lanyon is a delightful mix of mystery, love, and humor. This is my first Josh Lanyon book but I can guarantee it will not be my last.

posted by LASR_Reviews on September 15, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Run-of-the-mill Lanyon beats everyone else writing on this side of The Pond

"Fair Game" isn't the best novel Josh Lanyon has ever written, but that doesn't mean it won't be a page-turner for you. As always, Lanyon writes an excellent mystery, and his characters are forever at odds with each other until the inevitable clinch at the end. If this ...
"Fair Game" isn't the best novel Josh Lanyon has ever written, but that doesn't mean it won't be a page-turner for you. As always, Lanyon writes an excellent mystery, and his characters are forever at odds with each other until the inevitable clinch at the end. If this is your first Lanyon, as soon as you're finished (and this is certainly worth reading), go directly to the Adrien English or Holmes/Moriarity series or "Come Unto These Yellow Sands." If you want to get a quick shot of Josh, get his Christmas short story: "Lone Star." You simply can't go wrong with Josh Lanyon; the man is in the highest pantheon of m/m mystery and romance writers. Enjoy!

posted by 9807936 on December 14, 2012

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  • Posted September 15, 2010

    You Need to Read This Book

    Originally posted at: www.whippedcream2.blogspot.com ***** Fair Game by Josh Lanyon is a finely crafted mystery that keeps you guessing until the very end who the killer is, but most important, if Elliot and Tucker will live happily ever after.

    Elliot Mills does not realize how much he misses his past life as an FBI agent until he agrees to help a family friend find his missing son. His investigation finds him working with ex-lover Tucker Lance, and he discovers their relationship is far from over. As Elliot finds himself in the crosshairs of the killer and in protective custody, he and Tucker are finally forced to take a closer look at what drove them apart.

    Fair Game is more than a fast paced mystery. It is a journey of self-discovery for Elliot as he reconciles himself to his new life as a college professor and as he works to resolve his relationship with Tucker.

    The past relationship between Elliot and Tucker was intense and short-lived due to his injury, recovery, and subsequent departure from the FBI. It was apparent they had many unresolved issues, and Mr. Lanyon does not rush their reconciliation. Surprisingly enough, Tucker is the one who opens up and takes those first crucial steps toward salvaging their relationship. While Elliot has excellent social skills for handling superficial relationships, he often finds himself at a loss in dealing with the deeper relationships with Tucker and to some extent, his father, Roland. When he finds himself in danger of losing both relationships, he does not hesitate to take a hard look at himself and work to fix what is broken.

    Mr. Lanyon's characters are exceptionally well-developed, realistic, and three dimensional. Some of the best scenes in Fair Game are between Elliot and Roland. The two men are polar opposites and many of their interactions are laugh out loud funny. The glimpses into the academic life of a college professor are interesting and accurate. While there are plenty of suspects to choose from, Mr. Lanyon keeps the killer under wraps until the end, and the reader and Elliot piece it together at the same time.

    Fair Game by Josh Lanyon is a delightful mix of mystery, love, and humor. This is my first Josh Lanyon book but I can guarantee it will not be my last.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 23, 2011

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    I hope we see more of Mills and Tucker they make a great pair. I enjoyed the mystery and with having a son in collage, I should of never read this book, I was calling him every hour LOL. Great read. Cannot wait to read more of Josh Lanyon's books

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2012

    Very suspenseful and unexpectedly romantic.

    Very suspenseful and unexpectedly romantic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2013

    An excellent book!

    I really liked this one. Not part of a series, so it's a great book to read and try out a great author.

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  • Posted May 15, 2011

    Terrific story with a strong sense of time and place

    Excellent mystery; I was left guessing until the end of the book. The writing is crisp and descriptive. I felt the pain in Elliot's knee as if it were my own and could clearly hear the wind in the trees and see their outline against the sky. Highly recommend this book to fans of traditional mystery/suspense.

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