Fish Out of Water #2
They must work together to stop a psychopath—and save each other.
Two months ago Jackson Rivers got shot while trying to save Ellery Cramer’s life. Not only is Jackson still suffering from his wounds, the triggerman remains at large—and the body count is mounting.
Jackson and Ellery have been trying to track down Tim Owens since Jackson got out of the hospital, but Owens’s time as a member of the department makes the DA reluctant to turn over any stones. When Owens starts going after people Jackson knows, Ellery’s instincts hit red alert. Hurt in a scuffle with drug-dealing squatters and trying damned hard not to grieve for a childhood spent in hell, Jackson is weak and vulnerable when Owens strikes.
Jackson gets away, but the fallout from the encounter might kill him. It’s not doing Ellery any favors either. When a police detective is abducted—and Jackson and Ellery hold the key to finding her—Ellery finds out exactly what he’s made of. He’s not the corporate shark who believes in winning at all costs; he’s the frightened lover trying to keep the man he cares for from self-destructing in his own valor.
This book starts at full throttle and seriously never lets up.
Jackson and Ellery are living together while Jackson's place is still being fixed up and to say things are tense would be an understatement. Ellery would like to make this a permanent arrangement but of course Jackson is fighting it for all the wrong reasons.
Jackson Rivers is probably one of the most stubborn characters I have read and I equally want to slap him upside the head and give him a hug. But is also why I really enjoy these books.
I'm also a fan of books that not only have strong MC's, but have great fully fleshed out secondary characters as well. Jackson's and Ellery's extended families add so much to the story, not only for amusement but also realism.
Greg Tremblay once again does a great job of adding life and depth to the words that Lane has put down on paper. He does a fantastic job of conveying everything that the MC's are feeling and thinking through his tone and delivery.
RATING: 4 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries. This book was given to us by Dreamspinner Press.