Book Review: Fair Game by Josh Lanyon

From Josh Lanyon‘s website:

A crippling knee injury forced Elliot Mills to trade in his FBI badge for dusty chalkboards and bored college students. Now a history professor at Puget Sound University, the form

er agent has put his old life behind him — but it seems his old life isn’t finished with him.

A young man has gone missing from campus — and as a favor to a family friend, Elliot agrees to do a little sniffing around. His investigations bring him face-to-face with his former lover, Tucker Lance, the special agent handling the case.

Things ended badly with Tucker, and neither man is ready to back down on the fight that drove them apart. But they have to figure out a way to move beyond their past and work together as more men go missing and Elliot becomes the target in a killer’s obsessive game…

I’ve read other books by Josh Lanyon. Some were good, others were not. Fair Game is one of the good ones.

It has romance and adventure and intrigue. I didn’t figure out who the bad was until the end. The romance between the main characters was good, but not overly sweet or sentimental. I liked how the author revealed why they had split (the real reasons, not just the bad leg reason).

I liked the minor characters too – the father, the parents of the dead kid, the kid’s friends. The father is stronger than minor characters usually are, I think. He has a bad moment of suspected about his father and that adds depth and just more drama to the story.

It was fast, easy read and really worth getting.