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Summary

Felix and Lane are trying out their new normal. Normal means no more car chases, no more drug lords, and definitely no more kidnapping bad guys. All of that is a thing of the past in this new, normal(ish) life style filled with family get-togethers, torturous jogs through the park, and the occasional romp in the parking lot. Felix is done stealing (all but for the cat). He is actually enjoying the boring side of life, especially with Lane by his side doing what he does best: looking handsome. But when Felix's brother wants to repair their relationship, he brings with him a secret that could cost all of them their lives. 

Lane isn't complaining because the thrills of life-threatening situations are right up his alley. They may think they have a handle on the situation, but what they do not know is that someone has been working them from the shadows. Forcing them to do exactly what he wants as he drives them closer to his sick game of life and death.  

Join Felix and Lane in a race against time, their only weapons being their humor and their wit.

©2018 Alice Winters (P)2018 Tantor

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As good as the first book

As with the first book, this is a hidden gem. Exciting action, good relationship and I found myself laughing out loud many many times. There’s a psychological thriller element to this book too, but despite the fact that I’m not a fan of being scared, I loved it and found it exciting. This is so much better than the usual boring trope out there, and it’s refreshing to have a proper plot that hooks me so much that I listen to it all on my headphones in one day. Hope there’s more from this author on Audible soon because the two books from this series have been fantastic.

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Interesting Story

The concept is interesting and reasonable well written. The characters are likeable and the narration is very good.

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Hilarious

Excellent narration. The story was okay but the interplay of the main characters made the book. Not many writers or narrator's can make me laugh out loud but this book did it, on many occasions

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Felix and Lane kick psychopath ass!

Another triumph from Alice Winters. Felix and Lane are as snarky and sassy as ever and this acts as a perfect counterpoint to the Darkness of the story. Wonderfully narrated by the amazing Joel Leslie, he's one of my favourite narrators because if his versatility and range. Loved every second.

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more

please give me more and Joel Leslie is perfect keep them coming please thank! x

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Brilliant sequel

Wonderfully exciting story again. The pace picks up towards the ends so dramatically and I just couldn’t stop listening. I had to know what happens next to Felix and Lane.
Exceptional narration by Joel Leslie. He has the ability to enhance the moment increasing the mood so you can visualise and feel what is going on.
Definitely on my listen again list.
I do hope Alice Winters has more books planned and Joel will narrate them.

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Brilliant sequel!

I had so much fun listening to this 😀 The story is original and interesting, the dialogue witty and the feelings between Felix and Lane are perfect - love, snark sprinkled with humour.
The icing on the cake is Joel Leslie's performance! He is the perfect choice for Felix and Lane (and the others). He does a great job with the sly humour, funny lines and the suspense.
I absolutely loved the story and narration, the only spot on an otherwise perfect book, is the overuse of 'he says', 'I say'. (Not enough to detract from my enjoyment).

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Great second book

I absolutely adore Lane and Felix!
This second book is best enjoyed after reading the first but not essential it can be read as a stand alone, however I feel to really appreciate the relationship between Lane and Felix you would benefit by reading the books in order.
The snarky, sarcastic humour between the two MC’s is just my cup of tea and had me belly laughing.
Having a disability myself I know how important it is to be able retain a sense of humour without offending anyone and I feel the author Alice Winters, achieved this perfectly.
As for Joel Leslie, his narration was sublime! He was Lane and Felix, his comedic timing and performance was just what was needed for these two characters and I couldn’t imagine anyone else narrating this series of books.

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  • 14-11-18

This series only gets more hilariously amazing!

First of all....how to opine about Joel Leslie? He is an amazing narrator and the banter back and forth that is essential in this series is right up his alley. The first book is very action packed and the plot is convoluted due to deep undercover and police corruption issues. The second book is much more domesticated, same page, and too curious for their own good sort of tale. I loved the sarcasm, continued expansion of family members closeness and even possible future spawn (gasp!) the story meanders wonderfully and then gets Super Dramatic for the last few hours. Be prepared to want to yell at the characters as they awkwardly go out to investigate alone the equivalent of “what’s that noise?” in a horror movie and confront obvious villains.

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  • FDP
  • 21-11-18

Amazing narration, amazing story

This is an amazing narration of an incredibly good story it is worth every moment you will spend listening.

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  • christi l harris
  • 18-06-20

Another great adventure, tons of laughs and heart.

Lane and Felix..... that should be enough for Alice winters fans, the adventure was great, the snark was amazing, I can’t decide who’s delivery is better, dry dead pan or as cheeky as it comes. Either way, amazing! and the end was so unexpected.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 14-09-21

FUN, FUNNY, FABULOUS!!!

I found the amazing Alice Winters by accident in the "Hitman's" series. Her books are exciting, fun, have great pacing and are funny as Hell. Add the Audible portion, with Joel Leslie as the voice of Lane and Felix, I became completely enamored. Laugh out loud hilarious and so entertaining. I wish this series was in theaters. I highly recommend this author and voice actor 👌

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  • Many Hat Momma
  • 31-03-22

Funny! Mystery, suspense, romance

I liked the first book. I LOVED this sequel! I looked like a loon as I laughed out loud many times while listening. Seriously- the banter between Lane and Felix gets downright hilarious, as do the situations they find themselves in. I’ve never laughed so hard as when poor Felix gets his hand stabbed by a fork and he and Lane banter back and forth during an extremely high stress time. Or how about when Felix tries to make one of those prepackaged dinners? Totally worth the funny looks I got while wearing my headphones and laughing out loud. There are deeply felt moments of souls baring truth as well, but very little angst. Great job to Alice and Joel for being a fantastic duo (again!) The joking between Lane and Felix is funny and well timed, but doesn’t go to the ridiculous like with the ‘Hitman’ series and Leland’s over the top crazy talk.

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  • Suzy Qú
  • 03-03-22

Ms. Winters does it again!

Book 2 - A Light in the Dark was finger licking good (book reference get your mind out of the gutter). Her sarcasm, humor and love is unmatched in this extreme Mandela of colors and textures. She sets up an elaborate arachnid web that draws you in like a fly and keeps you entranced. While performing this written triathlon and taking the gold. AGAIN!!! Two for two, 5⭐'s

P.S. I'd let Joel Leslie read the stock market gibberish in another language. Just to hear his voice. He has ruined me for other narrators. He's the marshmallow of my s'mores (once again get your mind out of the gutter). He brings the story to life and makes everything mesh perfectly.

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  • 21-02-22

A++

Another good follow up. Funny. I love Joel Leslie!! So much emotion makes my heart beat faster.

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  • Troy
  • 21-11-21

Outstanding

This entire series blew me away. I love, love, love Felix and Lane. The way they accept each other as they are is so sweet. And funny. I laughed so much. Highly, highly recommended.

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  • Aethena Drake
  • 12-11-21

Good story. Good narration.

This book was slightly more disturbing than the previous one in the series. It's still a comedy, but it has a darker tone. The story also delves into the concepts of right and wrong, good and bad, and the perception of both by different individuals.

This was an entertaining read/listen, but be prepared to question the concept of morality.

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  • Goodbuys
  • 26-04-21

I love, I love this series!!

If somebody watched me in my early running, they probably think of me as a crazy woman, I have been laughing running, driving, walking.I have so much fun listening both of them, I love the dialogs between Felix and Lane,both of them are so adorable in love, they are meant to be together, I found the not filter of Felix comments very funny. However, I hated how they were in distress in this part due to the family compromised relationships but; in the end they grown up to be better. I love so much Felix, he is so eager to be loved that hurts my heart. Going to continuing the series, I know that I'm going to miss them a lot.😍😍