Friday, August 19, 2011

Big Cypress Crossroads

Title: Big Cypress Crossroads
Author: Bren Christopher
Publisher: Loose Id
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ISBN: 978-1-61118-446-4
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal Suspense
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx   

Kayaking alone through the dark waterways of the Florida Everglades is where tour guide Noah Taylor spends most of his weekdays.  However, on this day, Noah discovers a ritually sacrificed body hanging from the twisted limbs of a mangrove tree.  When Noah drives into town to report the dead man, he discovers Miami-Dade police detective Scott Chandler, the man who has haunted Noah’s dreams for months.

Big Cypress Crossroads is an intriguing story exhibiting drug wars, deception, love and the Santeria faith.  The setting is a perfect backdrop for the plot, along with the characters.  When the Nigerian people were brought to Cuba and other Latin American countries as slaves, they brought their native religion with them. Their gods became identified with the various saints of the Catholic religion that they were forced to practice.  Noah is openly gay but neither his family nor the townspeople have an issue with his sexuality, it is his unique gift that has labeled Noah as strange.  Noah receives insights into the future, which has saved the lives of several people around him.  Because of his premonitions, Noah is reluctant to fully share his source of knowledge with Scott, which is the basis for their lack of trust dilemma.  They love each other yet there is that little nagging uncertainty in the back of their minds.  Noah and Scott are on the same mission, each man has a personal reason to see their objective succeed.  By joining their operations, Noah and Scott develop a relationship.  The intimacy scenes are splendid. The plot builds up to a thrilling action pack climax.  Bren Christopher's Big Cypress Crossroads is an excellent, as well as extremely enjoyable, saga.

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