Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Cut & Run by Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux

A series of murders in New York City has stymied the police and FBI alike, and they suspect the culprit is a single killer sending an indecipherable message. But when the two federal agents assigned to the investigation are taken out, the FBI takes a more personal interest in the case.

Special Agent Ty Grady is pulled out of undercover work after his case blows up in his face. He's cocky, abrasive, and indisputably the best at what he does. But when he's paired with Special Agent Zane Garrett, it's hate at first sight. Garrett is the perfect image of an agent: serious, sober, and focused, which makes their partnership a classic clichΓ©: total opposites, good cop-bad cop, the odd couple. They both know immediately that their partnership will pose more of an obstacle than the lack of evidence left by the murderer.

Practically before their special assignment starts, the murderer strikes again – this time at them. Now on the run, trying to track down a man who has focused on killing his pursuers, Grady and Garrett will have to figure out how to work together before they become two more notches in the murderer's knife.

Heart-pounding!   Exciting!  Emotional!  Sexy!  These all describe what I felt while reading the first book in the Cut & Run series.  I can't believe it took me this long to begin this mystery series, now I can't wait to read the rest.  
As for the mystery part of the story, I will admit that my internal guess for the killer was right from the beginning, having said that, it was not a guaranteed guess and it by no means took away from the adrenaline rush that comes with the need to know what's on the next page.
In regards to the relationship between Ty and Zane?  From their first glance of each other to the last page, the best way to describe that is wild ride.  Pretty much every emotion that was said and not said just kept the reader wanting to knock their heads together and scream "Seriously?" 
I'm off to start the next entry in the series and see what trouble these two can get themselves into next.

Rating:  5 Stars

Author Bios:
Madeleine Urban is a down-home Kentucky girl who's been writing since she could hold a crayon. A longtime science fiction and fantasy fan, she loves to mix those genres with romance to get explosive, satisfying results. She lives with a partner and two canine kids, visits Disney World twice a year, and still believes dreams can come true.

Abigail Roux is a whimsical girl who likes her beer cold and her sex hot. A past volleyball star and current rabid Braves fan, Abigail has a husband, one dog, six cats, a crazyass family, and a cast of thousands in her head. Her stories often feature love, lust and manly men.

Author Links:
M.Urban's Blog
A.Roux's Blog