La Boneyardby P.A. Brown
Detective David Eric Laine is no stranger to violence and brutality, but even he is taken aback at the sheer viciousness of the murder of two pregnant
From a shallow grave in Griffith Park, to the bucolic streets of West Hollywood into the dark heart of the gang-infested streets of East L.A, evil is pursued in this dark story of passion and redemption.
Detective David Eric Laine is no stranger to violence and brutality, but even he is taken aback at the sheer viciousness of the murder of two pregnant Ukrainian women. This is just the beginning of a baffling case which leads from their shallow grave to a bungalow community in West Hollywood, tree-lined and tranquil, on to the heart of the gang-infested streets of East Los Angeles, and points in between.
And what of Jairo Hernandez, David's new, young partner? The attraction between them was immediate and intense and growing by the day. Would this be a threat to David's settled life?
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When the bodies of two young, pregnant women are found in shallow graves in Grifith Park, Los Angeles homicide detective David Laine is understandably preoccupied by the facts of the case, which causes him to be less attentive than usual to Chris Bellamere, his lifepartner of the past four years. When a third victim is thrown off a freeway bridge, causing Chris to get in a serious car wreck, David takes the case even more to heart, and uncovers a complicated plot involving prostitution, white slavery, kidnapping and sale of illegal automatic weapons to street gangs. An added distraction is David's new patrol partner, a young, sexy Latino, who makes it clear he is interested in David as more than just a mentor on the job. With Chris often working on a big work project during the odd times David has free from his duties, David finds himself tempted by the capable, young bisexual, who spends part of his off-hours with David, going running with their dogs and having a few beers to discuss their case. But David knows that he is also flirting with losing the best thing that every happened to him, his relationship with Chris. We were introduced to Detective Laine, and his computer specialist younger boyfriend Chris Bellamere, in two excellent earlier mystery novels by Ms. Brown, and this is absolutely the best so far. The interaction between the couple has evolved, after four years together, and David, who was closeted in the first novel, is resigned to the fact that his co-workers think of him more as "that gay detective" than for his excellent record on the force, The author depicts realistic and relatable confrontations and emotions between the two, wrapped around one of the most riveting and well-written crime mystery novels I have seen in years. This is a "must read" for every gay mystery fan. Some erotic content, but just adding some complimentary spice to an already robust, completely engrossing story. Bravo! An exciting five bright stars out of five. - Bob Lind, Echo Magazine