Review by Gloria Lakritz
Sr Reviewer and Review Chair for the Paranormal Romance Guild
I had no preconceived notions about what this book would be about, especially coming off the Knight and Day series, so this newest from Dirk Greyson has his story all shiny; with a strong story, two strong characters, and a beautiful background. Aside from the murder…
Two men meet, each from two different walks of life. They are thrown together and upon meeting, possibly on the very first page, need to solve a murder in a small town in South Dakota.
Brantley Calderone has just moved to town from New York City. A bit of a nerd, a hedge fund manager, he is in his first week living out west. Brantley relocated to start fresh at a new life. Mack Redford tall dark and dangerous is the county sheriff. Their meeting was in their face, as Brantley came home from shopping in town to find a dead body on his front porch, and this is where Flight or Fight story took off.
So Beware…I could NOT put his book down…I had to read it through to the wee hours…So to start it is to be hooked. The mystery lead us from one clue to another. The fact that Brantley became the target brought the ‘Protect’ gene out in Mack. I thought I had it all guessed, I am usually good at that, only to be surprised at the reveal.
Now the relationship…Both men have been alone a long time, so it surprises them about how they feel so early, but murder, and the need to protect and be protected help their feelings explode. Fan your face…Big heat level !!!!
I loved the story as the nerd was strong, tough enough in the face of danger. Loved Mack’s Dad Lew…He needs an HEA…
Great mystery, good story…Had all I needed for 5 Stars.