Dirty Heart

Dirty Heart

by Rhys Ford


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A Cole McGinnis Mystery

Former LAPD detective Cole McGinnis’s life nearly ended the day his police partner and best friend Ben Pirelli emptied his service weapon into Cole and his then-lover, Rick. Since Ben turned his gun on himself, Cole thought he’d never find out why Ben tried to destroy him.

Years later, Cole has stitched himself back together. Now a private investigator and in love with Jae-Min Kim, a Korean-American photographer he met on a previous case, Cole’s life is back on track—until he discovers Jeff Rollins, a disgraced cop and his first partner, has resurfaced and appears to be working on the wrong side of the law.

As much as Cole’s fought to put the past behind him, he’s soon tangled up in a web of lies, violence, and death. Jeff Rollins is not only trying to kill Cole’s loved ones, he is also scraping open old wounds and long-forgotten memories of the two men Cole loved and lost. Cole is sure Rollins knows why Ben ruined all their lives, but he isn’t looking for answers. Now Cole is caught in a cat-and-mouse game with a cold-blooded killer with the key to not only his past but his future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634770262
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press, LLC
Publication date: 03/21/2016
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)

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Dirty Heart 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
PaulaR84 More than 1 year ago
This book was a happy/sad book for me. Happy because its always a pleasure to get more of Cole and Jae. Sad because this is the end of this series. I have loved these two characters since the very beginning. Rhys did an amazing job with this book. The way it resolves everything is so good. I like how we get to see these two characters continure to grow and change. We get to see their relationship become more secure. I think Rhys gave this series the perfect ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well writen
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Annie and posted at Under The Covers Book Blog Well, that was impressive. In the final book to the Cole McGinnis series, Rhys Ford delivers everything a reader could want! DIRTY HEART takes what Ford has built throughout this entire series and almost amps up everything. The action, the humor, the suspense and also the romance all improved in this book. I found that I enjoyed the other books in the series but this last and final book seemed to be the best in the series. Ford really upped her game with this one. From the opening chapter, readers are once again thrust into the action, but Ford doesn’t simply bombard you one movement after the other. It’s interspersed with plenty of Cole’s trademark personality that I think makes this book even better. I love being in his head and seeing this world through his eyes has never been more better than now. Cole is finally in a place where he can relax. But of course, nothing can be that simple for the former LAPD detective. When a man named Jeff Rollins comes back into his life, trying to dig up old graves. Now Cole is wondering what really happened to Ben and why this all seems to be happening again. I won’t go into details because one, I was asked not to include spoilers in the review, but mostly because I think there’s more pleasure in reading the events yourself. There’s no point in reading a LGBT mystery if I spill the beans here. But I will say that Ford devises a well-thought out plot that will keep readers engaged and entertained. Over the course of the series, readers have grown to love Cole and Jae so when their happiness is threatened, I have no doubt that it will ignite a slew of reactions from readers. If you haven’t read this series yet, what’s stopping you? The romance is excellent, the action and suspense is superb. But more than that, I think you’ll fall in love with Cole and Jae.
debbiereadsbook More than 1 year ago
A fitting end x Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian, I was gifted my copy of this book. This is book 6, the final book in the series, and you really REALLY should read the other books in this series first. It will give you a greater understanding of Cole, and of Jae-Min and of what they both have gone through to get to this point. Here, we get the WHY. Why Ben shot Cole, killed Rick. Why he felt he needed to do what he did. While I was reading this one, my brain was running away with itself, as it is wont to do, and plotting out that WHY in my head. I was kinda right as to the what the reason was, but totally, so very wrong about the who the reason was. And that floored me. I love being proven wrong, especially when I so SURE, you know?? You get so much from each book. Someone gets shot, or at, in each book! There are some emotional revelations in each book. Some deep dark secrets that are unearthed in each book. Some, oh my word, so many laugh out loud moments. So many, cry out loud moments too. So much pain and anguish, not just for Cole, but for Jae-Min, for Mike (Cole's older brother) Ichi (younger brother) Bobby (best friend) and Claudia (office manager) But also so much love. Cole and Jae's love might be hard fought for, but its shines off every page. Ichi and Bobby's love might have been warned against from Cole, but that too, is pure and true. The tale Rhys Ford weaves over the six books is astounding, and brilliant. Such planning must have gone into these books, and it shows. Thank you, for giving me these people in my life. They will stay with me a long time. And I'm left...bereft. Sad. Heartbroken that this series has ended. BUT I have been given a glimmer of hope. From that very last line, THE VERY last one. I live with the hope that one, one small tiny day in the future, that Ford will write a follow up, based on that last line. Because it will be glorious if she does. 4.5 stars **same worded review will appear on Goodreads, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and Barnes and Noble**
Archaeolibrarian More than 1 year ago
In the final book of the series, we get closer to finding out just why Ben shot Rick and Cole right at the beginning. Of course, this being a Cole McGinnis book, there's just no simple answer. We have to have people shot, chases, action, and don't forget the llamas! There are less than six degrees of separation for our characters, and as the mystery unfolds, characters show up that were once closely linked to both Cole, Bobby and Ben. Well-written with a brilliant epilogue, this brilliantly concludes the series. And it is a series, a proper, full-on series, so you will need to read from book one for it to make any sense. If you like M/M Mystery Romance, then I can definitely recommend this. * I received this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review. * Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!