Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Deadly Game

Title: A Deadly Game
Author: J.P. Bowie
Publisher: MLR Press
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ISBN: 978-1-60820-143-3
Genre: {M/M} Suspense
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Scandalous Minx

Nick Fallon's journey to his new career and happy relationship was a long and painful road. The one memory that stands out in private investigator's mind about his former career was the arrest of Francisco Garcia. The bust was one of the highlights of his career on the Pittsburgh Police Department and also, a time of great sadness.

Nick learns of Garcia’s escape from prison and knows the cunning former drug dealer is ready to make good on his promise for vengeance. Nick’s fears his lover, Eric Jamieson, will be harmed in the crossfire. Will Garcia flawlessly execute his plans? All parties involve soon discover that revenge is A Deadly Game.

J.P. Bowie brings us an exciting new series, A Nick Fallon Investigation. Nick Fallon uses a mixture of his former police training with his instincts in his position as a private investigator. He has self-confidence in his abilities but never comes off cocky, something most former policemen seem to take with them after the career change. I loved his relationship with Eric. It was solid and they had great chemistry, but it’s clear that Nick is in the dark when it came to his lover’s grit. Eric’s “stand by your man” ideals are definitely a corner stone in their partnership. I could understand why he loved him.

Garcia is a villain with a great deal of pain feeding his determination and whose ruthlessness and state of denial propelled this story. Each new attempt on Nick’s life took over my senses. I cheered each time Nick narrowly escaped the madman, but soon realized that they were slicing away Garcia’s tiny amount of sanity.

A Deadly Game is a balance of action, suspense and sensationally written erotic scenes. Those who have read J.P. Bowie’s previous stories know what to expect, while newcomers are sure to discover a new author to add to their “must read” list. Buy a copy and enjoy.

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