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Dirty Secret

Cole Mcginnis Mystery
By: Rhys Ford
Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
Series: Cole McGinnis, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
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Summary

Loving Kim Jae-Min isn't always easy: Jae is gun-shy about being openly homosexual. Ex-cop turned private investigator Cole McGinnis doesn't know any other way to be. Still, he understands where Jae is coming from. Traditional Korean men aren't gay-at least not usually where people can see them.

But Cole can't spend too much time unraveling his boyfriend's issues. He has a job to do. When a singer named Scarlet asks him to help find Park Dae-Hoon, a gay Korean man who disappeared nearly two decades ago, Cole finds himself submerged in the tangled world of rich Korean families, where obligation and politics mean sacrificing happiness to preserve corporate empires. Soon the bodies start piling up without rhyme or reason. With every step Cole takes toward locating Park Dae-Hoon, another person meets their demise-and someone Cole loves could be next on the murderer's list.

©2012 Rhys Ford (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press

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Lot of humour

I enjoyed the narration as well as the story. Authors humour comes across well alongside the cultural awareness of a gay Koreans struggle to be accepted within his family and society from the perspective of his white boyfriend

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I am loving this series!

This is the second book in the Cole McGinnis series by Rhys Ford and one that I'd previously read in pixels and enjoyed. Once again, Cole is up to his neck in it - being shot at, thrown up on, getting to know his boyfriend Jae-Min better and working on a case brought to him by Scarlet. Not to mention having to deal with his dad and step-mother at an awful dinner (go Mike! that's all I'm saying).
The story was engaging, there were some emotional moments as well as some laugh out loud sections and Greg Tremblay's excellent narration really did the characters justice for me. The pacing of the non-dialogue parts came across as much more fluid and natural than in book one so all in all a very enjoyable listen.
I'm going to break from tradition and start listening to book three before I've read it; and I've got the rest of the series (& some of Rhys' other books) ready to go too.
Definitely recommend this if you like a bit of mystery, PIs, snarky boyfriends, bigots getting a slap down, spicy pepper and the ever amusing Bobby.

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The narrative makes it special

This is a brilliant series of books, but add in the narration by Greg Tremblay. And it just becomes something More! I listen to it at the gym and its marvellous for distracting me from the boredom. ( I'm not a fan of excersise).