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Dirty Kiss
     

Dirty Kiss

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by Rhys Ford
 

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A Cole McGinnis Mystery

Cole Kenjiro McGinnis, ex-cop and PI, is trying to get over the shooting death of his lover when a supposedly routine investigation lands in his lap. Investigating the apparent suicide of a prominent Korean businessman’s son proves to be anything but ordinary, especially when it introduces Cole to the dead man’s

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A Cole McGinnis Mystery

Cole Kenjiro McGinnis, ex-cop and PI, is trying to get over the shooting death of his lover when a supposedly routine investigation lands in his lap. Investigating the apparent suicide of a prominent Korean businessman’s son proves to be anything but ordinary, especially when it introduces Cole to the dead man’s handsome cousin, Kim Jae-Min.

Jae-Min’s cousin had a dirty little secret, the kind that Cole has been familiar with all his life and that Jae-Min is still hiding from his family. The investigation leads Cole from tasteful mansions to seedy lover’s trysts to Dirty Kiss, the place where the rich and discreet go to indulge in desires their traditional-minded families would rather know nothing about.

It also leads Cole McGinnis into Jae-Min’s arms, and that could be a problem. Jae-Min’s cousin’s death is looking less and less like a suicide, and Jae-Min is looking more and more like a target. Cole has already lost one lover to violence—he’s not about to lose Jae-Min too.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781615819584
Publisher:
Dreamspinner Press
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

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Dirty Kiss 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
CrystalMarie218 More than 1 year ago
A gay detective investigating the apparent suicide involving a powerful Korean family gets more than he bargained for, but can he come out with his life? Cole McGinnis has had his share of bad luck, especially since his brother asked him to investigate the suicide of his powerful client’s son, Hyun-Shik, who was found in Dorthi Ki Seu, a ritzy gay night club. As I read, I couldn’t help feeling that Cole brought a lot of the trouble onto himself. He disobeys doctors’ orders, scourers murder scenes unaccompanied, and chases after suspected murders without backup. None of which seems intelligent for an ex-cop. Cole claims to do this all in the name of love for Jae Min, Hyun-Shik’s cousin. But it still didn’t read true for a man of his background. I went into this book with such high hopes, but… it just didn’t live up to what I’ve come to expect from the author. The mystery grabbed me from the first chapter. I had to finish to know who killed Hyun-Shik, but the characters weren’t as real as those in other works by Ford so, I don’t feel compelled to continue the series. Reviewed by Liz Cat for Crystal’s Many Reviewers *Copy provided for review*
Archaeolibrarian More than 1 year ago
This book starts with a blast... a shotgun blast, to be precise, by a grandma wearing a leather bikini! If that doesn't want to make you bleach your eyeballs, I don't know what will. This is a story filled with mystery, banter, action, and steamy relationships. I loved the connection that Bobby and Cole had, and every scene in which they were in made me smile. Cole himself is a brilliant character, he has trauma and sadness in his past that he is dealing with. When his brother, Mike, asks him to look into an apparent suicide, Cole doesn't think that it will last long. However, he opens a can of worms, smokescreens and lies as he tries to find out just "whodunnit". This is extremely well-written, with no editing or grammatical errors that I found. You get a brilliant backdrop of characters, situations and history, apart from one thing that is alluded to, but never answered. I am presuming this is part of the story that will come out in future books. The reason for my 4-stars is that I never actually felt much of a connection with Cole or Jae-Min. At times, yes, but not constantly, and not enough for them to move as fast as they did. We're talking insta-love here, after a three-year hiatus on Cole's part. I don't know, for me, it just didn't seem to fit right. But that is probably just me as I'm not a big fan of insta-love anyway. Absolutely loved the rest of it and would have no hesitation in recommending this. * I received this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review. * Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These characters were fun but kind of odd. They had interesting adventures!
Miranda30 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy this series. This is the first in the Cole McGinnis Mysteries series. I love Cole's voice. The series is told from his POV and that's different from all the other m/m I've read. This doesn't take away from my enjoyment though. I've loved seeing this relationship grow.
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