Pub date: March 13, 2017 by Carina Press
Series: Lessons in Control, 2 of 3
Genres: Carina Press Romance Promise, Male/Male, Romance, Romantic Suspense
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Elliot Mills comes face-to-face with evil in this follow-up to Fair Game and Fair Play from bestselling author Josh Lanyon
One final game of cat and mouse…
Ex–FBI agent Elliot Mills thought he was done with the most brutal case of his career. The Sculptor, the serial killer he spent years hunting, is finally in jail. But Elliot’s hope dies when he learns the murderer wasn’t acting alone. Now everyone is at risk once again—thanks to a madman determined to finish his partner’s gruesome mission.
When the lead agent on the case, Special Agent Tucker Lance, goes missing, Elliot knows it’s the killer at work. After all, abducting the love of his life is the quickest way to hurt him.
The chances of finding Tucker are all but impossible without the help of the Sculptor—but the Sculptor is in no position to talk. Critically injured in a prison fight, he lies comatose and dying while the clock ticks down. Elliot has no choice but to play this killer’s twisted game and hope he can find Tucker in time.
About Josh Lanyon
Aestselling author of over sixty titles of classic Male/Male fiction featuring twisty mystery, kickass adventure and unapologetic man-on-man romance, JOSH LANYON has been called “arguably the single most influential voice in m/m romance today.” Granted, that was yesterday.
Today Josh’s work has been translated into nine languages. The FBI thriller Fair Game was the first male/male title to be published by Harlequin Mondari, the largest romance publisher in Italy. The Adrien English series was awarded the 2nd Annual All Time Favorite Male Male Couple by the Goodreads M/M Group. Josh is an Eppie Award winner, a four-time Lambda Literary Award finalist for Gay Mystery, and the first ever recipient of the Goodreads Favorite M/M Author Lifetime Achievement award.
Josh is married and lives in Southern California.
1.) What inspired you to write Fair Chance?
The All’s Fair books are the first trilogy I’ve done. Always before it’s been series, sequels or standalones. So I knew after Fair Game that this book was coming. The challenge was to build on the two previous novels, while still keeping the overarching storyline focused and contained. It wasn’t just about plot, it also had to be about the emotional journey of the main character, ex-FBI Agent Elliot Mills. The tricky part was I had to be able to wrap everything up in the third book–but that third book couldn’t be too predictable. It had to deliver, but with a bang. I feel like I was able to throw some new and surprising things into the final installment, while still bringing the story to its natural and satisfying conclusion.
Writing these books have convinced me trilogy is the way to go. There’s plenty of room to delve into the character and to concoct more elaborate plots. But the end is always in sight.
2.) What was the most fun part in writing Fair Chance?
Ha! Well, who doesn’t love serial killers?! The main character, Elliot Mills, is a former FBI agent now working as a college professor teaching history at a liberal arts college in Washington. He’s not cold, but he’s analytical and reserved. The only time he really lets his guard down is in bed. So I thought it would be interesting–yes, fun–to for once see him afraid and desperate and emotional.
3.) What character do you consider to feel more connected to?
Elliot. There’s a lot of Elliot in me. Which is why the character I most love is Special Agent Tucker Lance. He initially seems like such a ruthless hard-ass. And he kind of is. The classic FBI agent in the perfectly tailored suit and the Foster Grants. But Tucker’s actually more in touch with his feelings and better able to express those feelings. He’s emotionally generous though occasionally overbearing and overprotective of Elliot.
4.) A reason why we should read Fair Chance?
It’s got a really cute dog in it. 😀 Also it’s got a pretty decent mystery, if I do say so myself, not to mention plenty of action, suspense and romance.
5.) Do you have any upcoming projects and if so can you tell us about it?
I’m currently working on The Monet Murders, the second book in another FBI trilogy. The main character is Jason West, a special agent with the Art Crimes Team. Jason is sort of romantically involved with the legendary “man hunter” Sam Kennedy, now a Behavioral Analysis Unit Chief at Quantico. But, as they say, it’s…complicated.
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