A Dangerous Thing

A Dangerous Thing

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by Josh Lanyon
     
 

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Adrien English Mystery Series #2

Suffering from writer's block and frustrated with his tentative relationship with hot but closeted L.A.P.D. Homicide Detective Jake Riordan, gay bookseller and mystery writer Adrien English travels to northern California where he finds a body in his front drive. By the time the sheriffs arrive, the body has disappeared, and Adrien

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Adrien English Mystery Series #2

Suffering from writer's block and frustrated with his tentative relationship with hot but closeted L.A.P.D. Homicide Detective Jake Riordan, gay bookseller and mystery writer Adrien English travels to northern California where he finds a body in his front drive. By the time the sheriffs arrive, the body has disappeared, and Adrien once again finds himself playing amateur sleuth. But when the game turns deadly, Adrien turns to Jake. Jake may be confused about some things, but keeping his lover alive is not one of them--no matter what the cost.

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ISBN-13:
9780979311055
Publisher:
MLR Press
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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A Dangerous Thing 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The three M's are back (murder, mystery and mayhem), along with Jake. Jake has his hands full with Adrien (literally) trying to keep Adrien out of trouble and find the murderer, before the murderer finds Adrien. Things are heating up between Jake and Adrien. And as the guys deal with their growing attraction with each other there's murder, werewolves, old Indian legends and haunted mines. Oh, My! Jake even has an encounter with the ole green-eyed monster when Adrien attracts the attention of young grad student. This one really had me going. It seemed the suspects were crawling out of the woodworks they all had their little secrets and possible motives. But don't worry, nothing is 'out of left field,' everything falling neatly in place by the breathtaking (in more ways than one) end. Josh writes an exciting mystery with a refreshing sense of humor, 'joshing' us with these little bits and pieces of the mystery. His secondary characters are very well-developed and just plain fun. There was a lot of anticipation the 'will they, won't they' variety and the 'what's going to happen next' page-turning kind. I love how Adrien seems to find trouble in the least expected places and Jake's weary resignation. I had so many favorite moments from the book, but Jake's 'And lady, what is with you?' moment just doubled me over.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The second volume in Lanyon's contemporary mystery/romance series finds Adrien English paying an overdue visit to his late grandmother's ranch -- and, of course, he finds a dead body. I love the interaction between Adrien and Jake as they try to figure out exactly who they are to one another. Also, Melissa is awesome and I hope to see more of her at some point. Looking forward to the next book. -- lyradora
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Guest More than 1 year ago
A quick, compelling read in which the author scatters the story across multiple, colorful characters and time. Just as a character closes in on a stereotype, the author illuminates a redeeming quality and brings the reader's interest back. The sexual tension built between the main characters was irresistibly satisfying, even though not consummated until 2/3 of the book was done! (It was worth the wait!). Adrien and Jake are familiar enough to be your neighbors down the street and now you know what happens under their sheets!