Title: Tramps and Thieves (Murder and Mayhem book 2)
Author: Rhys Ford
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 18, 2017
Genre(s): Gay contemporary romance, murder mystery, danger, suspect
Page Count: 231 pages
Reviewed by: Tosh
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Whoever said blood was thicker than water never stood in a pool of it.
Retiring from stealing priceless treasures seemed like a surefire way for Rook Stevens to stay on the right side of the law. The only cop in his life should have been his probably-boyfriend, Los Angeles Detective Dante Montoya, but that’s not how life—his life—is turning out. Instead, Rook ends up not only standing in a puddle of his cousin Harold’s blood but also being accused of Harold’s murder…and sleeping with Harold’s wife.
For Dante, loving the former thief means his once-normal life is now a sea of chaos, especially since Rook seems incapable of staying out of trouble—or keeping trouble from following him home. When Rook is tagged as a murder suspect by a narrow-focused West L.A. detective, Dante steps in to pull his lover out of the quagmire Rook’s landed in.
When the complicated investigation twists around on them, the dead begin to stack up, forcing the lovers to work together. Time isn’t on their side, and if they don’t find the killer before another murder, Dante will be visiting Rook in his prison cell—or at his grave.
This was another thriller in the the murder and mayhem series. It is packed full of mystery, suspense, danger, and action. Rhys Ford has a knack for drawing a reader in and then leaving them on the edge of their seats. This book is no less in that aspect.
This book is again featuring Dante and Rook. At the beginning of the book I found myself questioning if Room decided to go back to the type of lifestyle that he was leading before he met Dante. But Rook held true to his promise to change. That does not mean that the other cops that know of Rook and his past believe that he has changed. So when he finds himself smack dab in the middle of his cousins murder, the cops Vicks makes it clear that he has a hard on where Rook is concerned and that he will stop at nothing in order to nail him to the wall for the murder.
Dante is not going to allow anyone to push Rook around and he is definitely going to not let some jerk of a cop pin something on the man he loves. Dante would go to the ends of he earth to keep Rook safe and to prove that he is not the one who is behind the murders that seem to be surrounding Room.
Sonit begins. Dante and Rook must get to the bottom of what is going on and who is behind all of the murders. Before long they both find them self in a lot of danger and it seems to get thicker by the minute. Can Dante or Rook figure out what is going on before onwnor both of them land themselves next to the rest of the murder victims? Or are they just bound to the same fates the others have met.
This was a great read. I love a book that is full of action. You add in the suspense aspect and you have got yourself a winner. I cannot wait till the next book comes out because I suspect it will be as good if not better then this one.