Chris Emmett has a talent for screwing up and landing on his feet. As a SEAL, he managed to evade bullets and court-martials alike. As an FBI agent, he dodged danger and disciplinary action—right up until he didn’t.
With his career and freedom hanging in the balance, he’ll do whatever it takes to clean the slate… including an off-the-books deep cover solo mission.
The objective: infiltrate the Hive, a complex crime syndicate operating on the dark web, and find out who’s trying to kill Piker, the organization’s enigmatic and strangely alluring modern day Mob boss.
The moment he’s pulled into the Hive, Chris enters a world where no one is what they seem, including the man he’s there to protect. Lines blur between moral and wrong, legal and criminal, ally and foe, and—as Piker’s seductive magnetism draws Chris in—straight and queer.
Chris is running out of time to stop a killer. He has dangerous feelings for a dangerous man, and the deeper he moves into the realms of organized crime, the less he knows and the fewer people he can trust.
And that’s before he learns the truth about Piker’s assassin.
This 104,000 word book is part of CRIMINAL DELIGHTS. Each novel can be read as a standalone and contains a dark M/M romance.
Warning: These books are for adult readers who enjoy stories where lines between right and wrong get blurry. High heat, twisted and tantalizing, these are not for the fainthearted.
Me: Oh look! An LA Witt book that will help me understand bitcoin
Reads entire book. Twice. Still doesn’t understand bitcoin. In fact, understands it even less.
Listen, I love LA Witt books. I read all of them that I come across. And I know I haven’t read them all. And utmost respect for this style- intrigue, blurred lines between right and wrong, etc. Maybe I am just not smart enough for this type of book. I literally read it twice to try to understand more of the dark web stuff. But nope.
So, let’s go plot. It is very very plot heavy. There are a lot of characters. Hard to say who is a good guy and who is a bad guy, what they are doing, why, end goals, etc. So if you love jumping into a plot heavy book filled with intrigue- this is absolutely it for you. But I felt like I should be taking notes.
There was no romance. There was flirting and sex (and one scene of M/F sex, fyi) and hot but romance? Not at all.
It kind of reminded me of a James Bond or Mission Impossible. Which I like on screen. And admittedly I don’t always 100% grasp the complicated story lines.
Wow, I really am smarter than I am making myself out to be! I promise!
So here’s this- if this type of book is your jam- you are going to love it. If you are looking for a sexy romance, maybe look elsewhere. Or give it a shot. It is certainly well written and detail heavy. Although the one detail from the beginning is rarely brought up again which I thought odd.
Now I’m rambling. Enjoy.
3.5 Pieces of Eye Candy