Book Reviews

Divide & Conquer (Cut & Run 4) by Abigail Roux and Madeleine Urban at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Military/Former Military / Agents/Spies / Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller / Action/Adventure
Reviewed by Barb Manning on 12-November-2011

Book Blurb

Baltimore, Maryland, is a city in alarming distress. Rising violence is fanning the flames of public outrage, and all law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, are catching blame. Thus the FBI’s latest ideas to improve public relations: a municipal softball league and workshops for community leaders. But the new commitments just mean more time Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett have to spend apart when they’re happily exploring how to be more than by-the-book partners.

Then the latest spate of crime explodes in their faces—literally—throwing the city, the Bureau, and Ty and Zane’s volatile partnership both in and out of the office into chaos. They’re hip-deep in trouble, trying to track down bombers and bank robbers in the dark with very few clues, and the only way to reach the light at the end of the tunnel together requires Ty and Zane to close their eyes and trust each other to the fiery end.


Book Review

Special FBI Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett are on the case again in 'Divide & Conquer', the fourth book in the Cut & Run series by Abigail Roux and Madeleine Urban. This is another high-energy, action-packed adventure for two very capable guys.

Roux and Urban handle the action and the romance with equal aplomb. Grady and Garrett are well-matched characters in and out of bed. 'Divide & Conquer' is set against the backdrop of their home-base city of Baltimore, Maryland and filled with plenty of drama. Like other books in the Cut & Run series, 'Divide & Conquer' focuses more on the relationship between Ty and Zane than the villains in the piece.

'Divide & Conquer' also looks at the extended relationships surrounding Ty and Zane. Ty is working through his relationship with some close former military friends visiting from out of state. Zane is coping with the ramifications of Ty's confession of love in 'Fish & Chips', as well as the consequences of a physical injury. Roux and Urban are a great writing team. With some writing teams the delineation between the different styles of the writers is clear, not so with Roux and Urban.

'Divide & Conquer' flows seamlessly on the page. Zane and Ty hold center stage as they work to solve a series of crimes in Baltimore and take their relationship to a new level. It's clear that Zane and Ty have a commitment to each other both as FBI partners and lovers. Are they going to take the next step and admit to their relationship to friends and colleagues? Maybe the next chapter, 'Armed & Dangerous', will tell the tale? This is another winner for Roux and Urban.





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Additional Information

Format ebook, print and audio
Length Novel, 320 pages/103694 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 14-October-2011
Price $6.99 ebook, $17.99 paperback, $17.99 bundle, $19.95 audiobook
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