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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 former 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....

©2010 Josh Lanyon (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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Global

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Histoire

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • T.W. Spencer
  • 17/11/2010

A Great Listen

This is a great murder/mystery. The author focused on the making of a great story as opposed to writing another gay romp through the sheets, which was a great relief since the publisher is Harlequin I had my reservations. The story is well paced and holds interest up until the last word is spoken. Ray Ramano does an excellent job with narration. Very satisfying; this book was well worth the money.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Donald
  • 09/08/2011

Excellent First Experience...

This was my first audio book and I have to admit I was initially skeptical on whether I would enjoy the experience. The beginning was a bit hard to get into but once the story unfolded, I could not take the ear-bobs out! The characters of Tucker Lance and Elliot Mills were relatable and I became engrossed with their story. This was a great first experience. The story was engaging and the narrator did a good job in expressing emotion through his voice. And being a hopeless romantic, the book ended just as I thought it should with a surprise twist. Excellent First Experience and am already enjoying the next book...

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Paul Luthi
  • 21/12/2013

A Great Listen

This book was by far one of Josh Lanyon's best. If I would have been able to listen to the whole thing in one sitting I would have. It is truly one of those books where you spend half the time thinking "OMG whats going to happen next? I bet it was this guy!"

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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • KC
  • 11/06/2013

Mystery and suspense

Would you listen to Fair Game again? Why?

I would listen to Fair Game again when in the mood for a great, fast-paced, mystery and suspense story.

What other book might you compare Fair Game to and why?

Josh Lanyon's Dangerous Ground series - fast-paced, suspenseful, great adventures, mystery, and some romance as well, and Mexican Heat by Josh Lanyon and Laura Baumbach, which is an awesome thriller.

Which character – as performed by Ray Ramano – was your favorite?

Elliot Mills.

Who was the most memorable character of Fair Game and why?

Elliot Mills - he's tough, and a bit grumpy at times, but he's a softy really, and very caring. I enjoyed getting to know him - the way he approaches teaching, and watching him in cop mode, and how he is with the people around him, especially his father and ex-lover Tucker Lance.

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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Mark
  • 05/12/2011

Great story, not so great performance

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed the storyline and plot of the novel. It was a good listen and a good length. The performance was a little too deadpan. Ray Ramano gave the characters very little emotion and didn't alter his voice with the changes in mood. Overall a good book that would be made better with a more enthused reader.

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Liana
  • 13/09/2011

Good mystery. Passable romance.

Josh Lanyon is one of my go-to authors, and Ray Ramano as the narrator has yet to really disappoint me. When I got to the end of this book though, I had no trouble moving on to another. I didn't hate it or love it, I just thought it was fine-just-fine. This is mostly because it's not often that I like a gay romance novel and yet don't care whether or not the leading men get together. The mystery/suspense is good. Elliot and Tucker were pretty good characters on their own. Yet, at the end of the book when the mystery was solved and it was time to wrap up the romance, I didn't really care too much. These two men seem great in bed, but the emotional aspect, the 'relationship' was a stretch. I didn't buy that they were in love. I think they both just missed the sex when they were apart. In the end, they could have convincingly carried on as even-closer now-friends with benefit. Nothing wrong with that. So, two stars lost, because the gay romance shouldn't have to be padded to be convincing. Overall though, a solid read. Go for it!

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  • Global
    1 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Bosco
  • 13/06/2018

Mildly Racist

The writing was wooden, the mystery uncompelling, and the romance completely implausible. Though Lanyon obviously intended to create sexual tension between the main character (Elliott) and his love interest (Tucker), it did not come across that way. Other writers navigate these waters much more successfully.

It was also bothersome the way Lanyon apparently had no idea what life on a college campus was like, or what a college instructor's job might actually be like.

Lanyon's description of most of the women in the novel ranged from mildly negative to overtly misogynistic.

Finally, and most importantly, it bothered me when the main character was into the Civil War, but the only references were to the slave state army, and the only horrible POW camp was in the north (no mention of Andersonville, even though the reference was to a whole class on the subject). The main character's only heroes seemed to be slave state generals. This paled in comparison to the way Lanyon wrote the African American characters in the book. They were rude, and the relative of one of the victims even called someone a "honky bitch."

The narration was as wooden as the writing.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • em g
  • 09/01/2018

Romantic thriller

This is a romantic thriller with two heroes. Good charecters- adult romance - thrilling mystery. First book in a series - I started second right away.

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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lilly
  • 31/10/2015

Mystery, Romance & Guys with Guns

I'm always anxious about starting a new series specially an audiobook. Without delving in too deep about my personal criteria I'll just say I take a lot in to consideration before pressing that add to cart button.
The story itself was brilliant. I'm a huge fan of mysteries, crime drama and the M/M genre. I'm new to this writer and I'm absolutely pleased with the fact that I also enjoyed not just the story itself but his writing. I will be reading to more books by Josh Lanyon.
The Sawyer Allerde was good but I just think this particular series was not for him. His take on the characters it was nice. I'd give him another listen in a different series.

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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
  • House of Cards Fan
  • 02/05/2014

Non-performance

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Josh Lanyon's stories are very good. Really enjoyed the English mysteries up until the last one. Fair Game is a good story but the performer is terrible. Lets be honest - not a single voice inflection, no distinguishing between characters, not a penny put into production. Those of us who like audio books have gotten really spoiled with great actors reading the books. This one does not cut it.

What did you like best about this story?

Location, mystery

Would you be willing to try another one of Ray Ramano’s performances?

No

If you could take any character from Fair Game out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Fedder

Any additional comments?

No

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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • S.H.
  • 31/01/2015

Geschichte sehr gut, Sprecher mittelmäßig

Ich gestehe, ich bin Josh Lanyon Fan. Natürlich folgen alle Bücher einem Muster: Es gibt fast immer einen Kriminalfall, der eine Liebesgeschichte zwischen zwei männlichen Hauptcharakteren einrahmt. Häufig hat einer der Hauptcharaktere eine körperliche Schwäche (z.B. Asthma (Eine Leiche taucht ab), Herzkrankheit (Adrien English-Reihe), Folgen eines schweren Unfalls (Lovers and other Strangers)).
Aber wie Lanyon diese Muster ausfüllt und variiert, hat mich in allen bisherigen Büchern, die ich innerhalb von ca. zwei Monaten gelesen und/oder gehört habe (etwa 10), stets gefesselt und sehr gut unterhalten.
Zu meiner eigenen Überraschung, muss ich gestehen, zumal das oben beschriebene Muster spätestens nach dem zweiten Buch offensichtlich ist.
Auch in Fair Game gibt es einen körperlich versehrten Helden. Elliot Mills hat seinen geliebten Job beim FBI aufgegeben, weil nach einer Schussverletzung eines seiner Knie so verletzt war, dass er beim FBI nur noch einen Bürojob hätte ausüben können. Stattdessen hat er es vorgezogen als Geschichtsprofessor in einem College in der Nähe von Seattle zu unterrichten, in dem bereits sein Vater als Professor tätig war.
Ausgerechnet sein Vater, der nie viel von seinem FBI-Job gehalten hat, bittet ihn, im Falle eines auf dem Collegegelände verschwundenen Studenten zu ermitteln, weil Elliots Vater seit Jahrzehnten mit den Eltern des verschwundenen Studenten befreundet ist. Im Rahmen der Ermittlungen trifft Elliot auf seinen früheren Kollegen und Liebhaber Trucker Lance, von dem er sich nach seiner Schussverletzung im Streit getrennt hatte. Zwischen beiden herrscht noch viel Verletztheit, Dickköpfigkeit und Wut…
Den Kriminalfall fand ich von allen bisherigen Krimiplots in Lanyon Romanen am spannendsten. Es gab ein paar wirklich unheimliche Szenen. Die Liebesgeschichte, d.h. hier die langsame Wiederannäherung zwischen Elliot und Tucker, war gewohnt packend erzählt.
Nicht überzeugt hat mich dagegen der Sprecher. Die Stimme von Sawyer Allerde ist ja noch angenehm. Aber er liest zu schnell. Die Sätze kleben wie Kaugummi aneinander, so dass häufig Abschnittwechsel innerhalb von Kapiteln untergehen. Oft liest er Stimmungen völlig konträr zum Text oder er übergeht sie völlig, indem er im Tonfall eines Nachrichtensprechers emotionale Szenen vorträgt.
Dabei kann er es anders, wie er an manchen Stellen unter Beweis stellt, leider an zu wenigen. Schade ist auch, dass er die Tonfälle, die er Trucker und Elliot gibt, nicht durchgehend einhält. Bei manchen ihrer Dialoge war mir deshalb nicht immer klar, wer was sagt.
Mir kam es so vor, als hätte er sich ohne Vorbereitung und ohne das Buch gelesen zu haben, ans Mikrofon gesetzt und auf seine sicher vorhandene Professionalität vertraut (Anna Thalbach hat mal in einem Interview erzählt, dass sie so Bücher einliest, damit ihr die Spannung des jeweiligen Buches erhalten bleibe). Leider reicht das zumindest im Fall von Sawyer Allerde nur für (professionelles) Mittelmaß.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sunne
  • Schweiz
  • 20/02/2014

Josh Lanyon is a sure thing

This story has a plot, well done MCs, is written perfectly and on top, the narrator fits. It shows that Josh Lanyon has his own hands in choosing the narrators of his books.
If you don't know him as an author, this is something you should change immediately.

Thrilling story, great romance with chemistry, great writing, can you wish for more?