Fifty years ago, Roland Mills belonged to a violent activist group. Now, someone is willing to kill to prevent him from publishing his memoirs. When ex-FBI agent Elliot Mills is called out to examine the charred ruins of his childhood home, he quickly identifies the fire for what it is - arson. A knee injury may have forced Elliot out of the Bureau, but it's not going to stop him from bringing the man who wants his father dead to justice. Agent Tucker Lance is still working to find the serial killer who's obsessed with Elliot and can't bear the thought of his lover putting himself in additional danger.
Straight-laced Tucker has never agreed with radical Roland on much - "opposing political viewpoints" is an understatement - but they're united on this: Elliot needs to leave the case alone. Now. Tucker would do nearly anything for the man he loves, but he won't be used to gain Elliot access to the FBI's resources. When the past comes back to play and everything both men had known to be true is questioned, their fragile relationship is left hanging in the balance. See how Tucker and Elliot's relationship began in Fair Game.
©2014 Josh Lanyon (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
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Fair Play is a great sequel and I like Elliot and Tucker even more this time around as they go through their relationship dynamic.
The mystery and the history behind Elliot's father is also very interesting, with many twists and turns.
And the narrator is pretty awesome as well :)
"Another one that FINALLY sounds like Josh..."
Good job Josh...and J.F., good job...I still have the urge to b*tch slap Elliot, but I love him. Bless Tucker's sweet heart...I love him more...Listener, you don't "have" to listen to the first book, but it will help to understand the second one a lot more. I kept it. I want another one in fact. This was pure Josh...thank God.
In my opinion this one was better than the first book and I am so very happy this narrator was chosen rather than the previous one. The narration is very good and the story is much easier to follow so all in all a much better book.
"I love this series!! Perfect sequel"
I really loved this book! A friend gifted me the audio, which was great because I was able to listen to it as I drove to a meeting this week. A note about the narrator: he was good. I haven't checked (lazy) to see if same narrator as first book, but he sounded different so assume not same narrator. I thought the narrator voice was good, not distracting or sharp in any way. Very smooth and I was able to tell the difference in who was speaking. Good job! I would listen to him again. :)
I loved the first book, and really enjoyed seeing more of Elliot and Tucker in this book. Their relationship isn't easy; they are both alpha men with strong opinions. But it's all based in their love of each other; not wanting the other to be hurt - or killed.
It seems Elliot can't get away from danger even though he is no longer with the FBI. I felt bad for Elliot because his dad was involved in this case and Elliot was worried that he might get hurt. There are a lot of moving parts to this one (as is the case with most mysteries, duh), and sometimes it was hard to keep track of all the players (not sure if that's because it was audio or what, but I had to constantly remind myself who was who).
I thoroughly enjoyed this story and can't wait to read book 3 which I am sooo excited to read. Squee!!!!! I can't get enough of Tucker or Elliot because they are very strong men and I love to see them relax with each other.
I can't say much about the plot beyond what's in the blurb or risk spoiling it. I will say it didn't go the way I expected it to, which is a real treat because I can often solve the "case" ahead of time. Not this time though. I was really trying to guess what was going on till the end when it was revealed. Loved that!!
If you like Josh Lanyon (and who doesn't?) then you MUST add this series to your list. Highly recommend.
Abigail Roux Ty and Zane Cut & Run series (this series is more comedic in places) but the couples commitment to each other is the same in both series.
Elliot and Tucker as a couple.
"I was hoping this one will be better....."
The mystery started off strong, but lost me a little bit with the number of Roland's friends that were involved. I did, however, like getting a little more about Tucker's past.I loved Tucker. Every word he says, every action he takes is wonderful. Besides, he takes making up to a whole new level.
The mystery didn't engage me completely.There are a lot of side stories and extra characters. Not uncommon in a Lanyon book.
"Excellent story and superb performance"
The story was really interesting, I kept wondering who the villain was, and there was a wonderful love story with surprisingly hot scenes. Furthermore, the story suddenly focused on a city which has been called ,A beautiful bruise on the North American monolith!"
"Ancient stories and old ghosts can lead to murder"
Fair Play is definitely one of my prefered audiobooks but I haven't listened to a lot yet!
You know Josh Lanyon is really a good author mixing mysteries, love, a touch of sex and some deep reflexions about life... Very interesting :)
I like a lot the two main characters, Elliott and Tucker, who are fighting to build a long-term relationship through the mess of Elliott's life and feelings.
This is the background for a thrilling story involving people (but who?) wanting Elliott's father dead...
The narration was extremely pleasant. JF Harding adds his warm expressive voice to the well written story with great sensitivity. I prefered this narration to the one in Fair Game, the first opus of this story.
False deads can hide true ones...
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