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Fair Game
     

Fair Game

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by Josh Lanyon
 

A crippling knee injury forced Elliot Mills to trade in his FBI badge for dusty chalkboards and bored college students. Now a history professor at Puget Sound university, the former agent has put his old life behind him—but it seems his old life isn't finished with him.

A young man has gone missing from campus—and as a favor to a family friend,

Overview

A crippling knee injury forced Elliot Mills to trade in his FBI badge for dusty chalkboards and bored college students. Now a history professor at Puget Sound university, the former agent has put his old life behind him—but it seems his old life isn't finished with him.

A young man has gone missing from campus—and as a favor to a family friend, Elliot agrees to do a little sniffing around. His investigations bring him face-to-face with his former lover, Tucker Lance, the special agent handling the case.

Things ended badly with Tucker, and neither man is ready to back down on the fight that drove them apart. But they have to figure out a way to move beyond their past and work together as more men go missing and Elliot becomes the target in a killer's obsessive game...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426890451
Publisher:
Carina Press
Publication date:
08/01/2010
Series:
All's Fair
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
28,671
File size:
519 KB

Meet the Author

A distinct voice in gay fiction, multi-award-winning author Josh Lanyon has been writing gay mystery and romance for over a decade. In addition to numerous short stories, novellas and novels, Josh is the author of the critically acclaimed Adrien English series, including The Hell You Say, winner of the 2006 USA Book News award for GLBT Fiction. Josh is an EPIC Award winner and a three-time Lambda Literary Award finalist. Josh is also the author of the definitive M/M writing guide Man, Oh Man! Writing M/M Fiction for Kinks & Ca$h. To learn more about Josh, please visit joshlanyon.com or join his mailing list at groups.yahoo.com/group/JoshLanyon.

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Fair Game 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 77 reviews.
LASR_Reviews More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"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!
Sahrenity More than 1 year ago
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
amatate 7 months ago
Fair Game is an exciting law enforcement mystery with a romance element. Briskly paced throughout the book, it follows a former FBI agent turned college professor as he gets pulled into an investigation surrounding missing students. My previous genre of choice was forensic crime novels and mysteries, so this was a perfect blend of my past and current reading preferences. Narrated in third person, the book is told exclusively from Elliot’s point of view. This lent mystery to some elements, especially regarding his relationship with the other main character. The writing itself was fantastic. Detailed but punchy, it kept me engaged throughout the story. I liked the natural conflict created by Elliot still coming to terms with a career ending injury. The adjustment included a well of physical and emotional pain he had to wade through and the author did an excellent job weaving these aspects into the storyline. The investigation also reconnects Elliot with his former lover, Tucker, who still is an FBI agent. Not only did the connection give substance to Elliot’s involvement and knowledge of the details from an active case, but it also gave root to a second chance romance of sort. There was a lot of tension between Tucker and Elliot given their sudden split following Elliot’s injury and it made for good dialogue while revealing a substantial amount about both characters. The residual hurt and anger came through clearly, and the relationship progression felt natural given the characters’ personalities. I liked that the romance never took away from the mystery and crime investigation arc. Rather it lent character development while advancing the plotline as the two main characters discussed theories or evidence. Though the characters and romance were well developed, what really captured my attention was the cat and mouse game. The author masterfully creates tension and suspense that left me holding my breath at key moments. The breakthrough in the case came rather unexpectedly, but the investigation still took a pragmatic approach that fit with the characters’ backgrounds. I’m definitely hooked on this couple and eager to see how their relationship progresses and what trouble they are immersed in next. *Reviewed for Alpha Book Club*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first book in Lanyon's mystery/romance is a heck of a lot of fun. Elliot and Tucker are well-rounded, sympathetic characters, who were both deeply wounded by the collapse of their relationship. Neither is quite sure if they should pursue the second chance they have been given. The presence of a serial killer playing mind games with Elliot just adds to the tension. Definitely recommended to fans of Lanyon, as well as Abigail Roux, Charlie Cochet, and other authors of M/M Mystery - Romance novels. -- lyradora
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Cliff-Key More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of Josh Lanyon's Adrien English series and didn't expect to love another of his series, but I was proven wrong - hey, it's Josh Lanyon though! I loved this book and am now going to read his second installment. I love the characters in this series and the plot kept me guessing from the first chapter to the last. I heart Elliot!
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Miranda30 More than 1 year ago
This is a great story. I've enjoyed everything I've read by Josh Lanyon. Highly reccomend
sleo More than 1 year ago
Good writing. Lanyon is able to create believable characters and plot.
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Another fantastic read from Josh Lanyon. His writing is full of depth & great story that is unfortunately missing from so many M/M fictions. Top that off with truely interesting characters & some thrilling action scenes, and you have a read that keeps you on the edge of your seat.
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Very suspenseful and unexpectedly romantic.
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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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