Undercover by TA McKay ~ Book Review by Caroline

29776717Title: Undercover

Author: TA McKay

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 11/24/2016

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Gay Romance, Mystery/Thriller, Thriller

Blurb:

Drake Donovan is one of the good guys. He spends his life helping people who need it. Being a police officer is all he’s ever wanted to be, and there is nothing else that could ever compare.

After months of work he finally has a way in to the underground world he’s been trying to close down. A trail of dead prostitutes has led him to a chat room and a man called Dreamfixer, but when a late night meeting goes wrong his life changes forever.

Ryden Garrick has the life that nightmares are made of. Growing up with a father like his taught him everything he needed to know to run his area in one of Britain’s largest crime organisations.
Guns, drugs, money laundering, and the area that Ryden excels in, prostitution. Running one of the largest male prostitution rings, one where anything is acceptable, even murder, is where he dedicates most of his time.

When Drake discovered the connection with the young dead bodies, all linked with a letter tattooed on their chest, he knew he had to do something. Now standing in front of the elusive Dreamfixer, he knows that life will never be the same.

When gathering evidence becomes the last thing he’s thinking about he knows that he will have to make a decision. Follow his feelings or stay strong, doing what he was here to do.
Now he has to decide between the job he loves and the man who could change everything.

Life for Drake was easy before he went Undercover.

My View:

This was delicious and teeny, tiny bit dark and twisted. One hero and one antihero and a story that has you wondering the entire time how on earth they can possibly achieve a HEA.

Drake Donovan is a police officer tied up in a case that involves dead male prostitutes. The clues have been sporadic and mainly led to dead ends so when an ‘in’ from an internet chat room arises Drake grabs onto it with both hands intending to work the case undercover – his first mistake was assuming that would work.

Ryden Garrick is unapologetically bad. He runs a prostitution ring that is organised, efficient and makes him a lot of money. When occasionally things go wrong and a body has to be dumped he has men willing to do that for him too. He is a god that rules over his own kingdom – to question Ryden is stupid but to cross Ryden more than likely means death.

Drake gets his wish to work within the prostitution ring but it doesn’t go exactly according to plan. A snatch and grab finds the exuberant young officer in a tricky situation and from then on it’s as though he has fallen down a rabbit hole. This story skirts the edges of believability but it was such a good read that had me on pins waiting to see how the author could possibly weave any sort of satisfactory ending that I would highly recommend it.

Links

Undercover on Goodreads

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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