Cover Up

Cover Up

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by KC Burn
     
 

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Sequel to Cop Out

Toronto Tales: Book Two

Detective Ivan Bekker has hit rock bottom. Not only is he recovering from a bad breakup with a cheating boyfriend, he's also involved in a drug bust gone bad. Ivan had to kill a man, and his friend was shot and is now fighting for his life. Though Ivan is under investigation for his

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Sequel to Cop Out

Toronto Tales: Book Two

Detective Ivan Bekker has hit rock bottom. Not only is he recovering from a bad breakup with a cheating boyfriend, he's also involved in a drug bust gone bad. Ivan had to kill a man, and his friend was shot and is now fighting for his life. Though Ivan is under investigation for his part in the shooting, his boss sends him on an off-the-books undercover operation to close the case. The timing is critical-this could be their chance to plug a leak in the department.

Off-balance and without backup, Ivan finds himself playing a recent divorcé and becoming Parker Wakefield's roommate. He finds it hard to believe that sweet Parker could possibly be a criminal, much less have ties to a Russian mafia drug-trafficking operation, and Ivan lets down his guard. His affection is unprofessional, but Parker is irresistible.

When Ivan comes across clear evidence of Parker's criminal involvement, he has to choose: protect their relationship, regardless of the consequences, or save his career and arrest the man he loves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781623802387
Publisher:
Dreamspinner Press
Publication date:
12/14/2012
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Cover Up 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
NotJustAnyTom More than 1 year ago
I'm sorry I am not a reviewer who re-caps the story; this was so creative a story that made me forget my own story and isn't that what a good writer does? This was so much fun even with all the angst and drama - it was boy romance:)
CrystalMarie218 More than 1 year ago
I’ve decided I truly enjoy K.C. Burn’s writing style. Just enough drama to keep you interested without going over the top. However, Cover Up did not come off as well as Cop Out, the first in the series. We met Ivan Bekker in Cop Out as he was part of the sting that got Kurt almost killed. Cover Up starts during the sting, with his horror at actually having killed someone. Before he can find out if Kurt is alive and start the therapy the police department assigns during such an event, his boss puts him on an undercover assignment to check out someone who might help them pull down the drug czar who has been running Toronto. There’s only a few problems with that – Since he can’t be honest to a therapist because of his undercover assignment, PTSD takes hold quickly and Ivan becomes a neurotic mess. Added to that, he is insanely attracted to Parker, the man he’s been sent to investigate. This book has a set of twists and turns that definitely kept me interested, even though I spotted who the two bad guys were right off the top. As good as it was though, I think the author missed what made the first book so amazingly fantastic. Point of view. In Cover Up, she took on the alternating points of view between Ivan and Parker, which is normal in the erotic romance genre. But in her first book of the series, Cop Out, everything was from Kurt’s point of view. As the reader we could truly see him slide into depression and fear and watch as he bottomed out as well as how he rebuilt his life from the bottom up. Unfortunately, by flipping back and forth between Parker and Ivan, the same kind of connection with Ivan did not happen. Don’t get me wrong. I still liked the book intensely. I gave it 4 stars, after all, and will be reading it again. But I think if she’d made the entire book from Ivan’s point of view, we could have truly slid down that emotional roller coaster he was on. Plus it would have been great to hear his thoughts as he headed down to the police station to take on the man who had started this whole mess in the first place. Another fantastic book by K.C. Burn. I highly suggest reading her Toronto Tales series. Reviewed by a-nony-mouse for Crystal’s Many Reviewers *Copy provided for review*
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Luv2ReadAG More than 1 year ago
It sounded interesting when I bought it but i was not completely sold. Upon reading this book I am very glad that I bought it. A great book!
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gerryburnie More than 1 year ago
Review by Gerry Burnie Ever on the lookout for gay Canadian content, when I saw the Toronto connection in K.C. Burn’s latest novel, Cover Up (Toronto Tales #2) [Dreamspinner Press, December 2012], I was immediately interested. Unfortunately the Toronto connection was little more than a generic setting, and so there was very little by way of landmarks, etc., I could actually relate to. Not a big deal, but it would have been so much more meaningful to me, as an ex-Torontonian, to see a few more reference points. Cover Up is the second in the “Toronto Tales” series, and although it is the first I have read, I do believe it would have been best to read them in order. Gay Detective Ivan Bekker has just wrapped up a messy take down of some Russian Mafia drug dealers, during which his partner (and friend) was critically wounded, when his boss hauls him into his office to assign him to an undercover case—so undercover it isn’t even on the books. An alleged young up-and-comer in the Russian organization has advertised for a room mate, and Bekker is to take advantage of it to find out what he can about the kid and his involvement with the mob. Inevitably the two meet and connect, but because of the secrets they individually harbour there is an invisible barrier between them. Nonetheless, Bekker finds himself becoming emotionally involved with his suspect, and more intent on saving him from the criminal element he is drifting toward than making an arrest. The angst, therefore, is the tension created by double lives they are each living. There is a bad guy too, but since he is rather transparent from the beginning, he doesn’t really add to the tension.   Some of the things I liked about this story are its adherence to plot, rather than eroticism, and the technically solid writing. It reads very smoothly, and there are some very nice descriptive passages. The dialogue is also quite effective in giving a personality to the minor characters, “Sarge,” especially. Otherwise, I fear the plot devices sometimes stretched the boundaries of credibility to the limit—beginning with Parker conveniently advertising for a room mate at the right time to involve Bekker. I’m not saying it couldn’t have happened that way, mind you, but the odds don’t favour it. Still, if you are a fan of romantic mysteries, there is much in this novel to like. Three bees.
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