Miller Sutton, a by-the-book FBI agent, is starting to see some troubling shades of gray in his black-and-white world. He comes face-to-face with his doubts in the person of Danny Butler, a mid-level drug runner Miller hopes to use to catch a much larger fish: Roberto Hinestroza, a drug lord Miller has pursued for years.
Danny has no interest in being a witness against his boss, both out of a sense of twisted loyalty and because he knows double-crossing Hinestroza is a sure death sentence. But he reluctantly agrees to cooperate, and as he suspects, it doesn’t take long for Hinestroza to figure out the betrayal.
Miller is surprised to discover Danny’s not the career-criminal lowlife he expected; at the same time, Danny finds himself helplessly attracted to Miller’s innate goodness. They barely begin to explore the sparking attraction between them when Hinestroza’s hitman tracks them down, and then they’re on the run, both for their lives and for any kind of love.
Miller is placed in charge of a criminal informant, Danny. From the beginning, Danny challenges Miller’s strict “by the book” life and philosophies. In addition to making him wonder about his life in law enforcement, he also opens up cracks in his sexuality he’d thought long buried.
Eventually, the heat between them rises to the top and almost burns out of control. But life can’t just work out for these two star-crossed lovers on opposite sides of the law. When Danny is faced with the decision to protect himself or his lover who will he choose?
I recently re-listened/re-read this after having read it originally over a year ago. I warn you now this is an intense book. It is full of emotion and pain and really, really hard decisions.
What I loved about this, is the connection between Danny and Miller. It’s intense and full of chemistry and angst and most of all a deep love that really does feel like Romeo and Juliet when faced with life and death decisions.
Another thing I loved is that the author didn’t tie things up in a pretty make-believe bow. There was ugliness and bloodshed and life changes that had to occur in order to get these guys together. They aren’t going to have it easy – but they are going to be together. That’s what’s important.
I will tell you that it’s a hard book no matter how you experience it – for me – reading it let me control the pacing and was easier for me – but, it’s a great audiobook and if you have what it takes to let the story just unfold over you and roll you in the waves – I’d recommend doing that.
Paul Morey narrates this and he does a great job with Danny and Miller. I wish he’d done a bit more with the secondary characters, emphasizing their Hispanic accents, but it’s a great way to experience this book.
5 of 5 stars
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