My Thoughts: I give it ♥. I wanted to like this book because I enjoyed Tucker/Elliot in the first book of the series but in the end I was slightly disappointed. First of all the book was way too political for my liking. I didn’t care much about Rollie’s past so it was rather boring to read about it. I hoped the Tucker/Elliot relationship would be interesting enough to keep me entertained. But to be honest: I disliked Elliot a bit in this book. I didn’t feel much sympathy for him. Elliot’s character and his behavior towards Tucker annoyed me. I felt sorry for Tucker while reading the book. I would have preferred to read the story in Tucker’s POV because his situation was really interesting. Elliot seemed a little pale in contrast to him. He showed his stronger side in this book and I didn’t mind that. I like to read about strong characters. But Elliot was a little insensitive/self-centered and he wasn’t as emotional and human as in the previous book so I didn’t care much about him. Unfortunately the book felt like a never-ending investigation. I missed the personal/emotional bits.
Fifty years ago, Roland Mills belonged to a violent activist group. Now, someone is willing to kill to prevent him from publishing his memoirs.
When ex-FBI agent Elliot Mills is called out to examine the charred ruins of his childhood home, he quickly identifies the fire for what it is—arson. A knee injury may have forced Elliot out of the Bureau, but it’s not going to stop him from bringing the man who wants his father dead to justice.
Agent Tucker Lance is still working to find the serial killer who’s obsessed with Elliot and can’t bear the thought of his lover putting himself in additional danger. Straightlaced Tucker has never agreed with radical Roland on much—”opposing political viewpoints” is an understatement—but they’re united on this: Elliot needs to leave the case alone. Now.
Tucker would do nearly anything for the man he loves, but he won’t be used to gain Elliot access to the FBI’s resources. When the past comes back to play and everything both men had known to be true is questioned, their fragile relationship is left hanging in the balance.