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Length: 13,000 words approx.
In 1920s New York, Pinkerton Agent John Brady is assigned to a brutal robbery/kidnapping, an open and shut case with an obvious culprit - but nothing and no one are what they seem.
Small-time crook Cesare Donati has the perfect getaway: a transatlantic cruise ship. When Brady turns up at his cabin door, Cesare knows he is out of options until they reach England.
Will London be a safe haven or a place of reckoning?
It takes real skill to be able to tell a complete story in under 50 pages, especially when you consider that not only are you telling a story, but a mystery at that! Chris Quinton's Fall Guy was so much fun to read. Fast paced, nuanced, and full of well developed characters, I was sucked into this book right from the get go. I'll be honest and say that historical romance is not my usual go to but this blurb and the cover (what a fantastic cover, right?!) grabbed my attention and I'm so glad I gave it a chance.
John Brady is a Pinkerton Agent and as you'd expect given the stereotype, he comes off a bit gruff and grumpy, but of course there's more to him than meets the eye. When he gets called in to investigate a theft and kidnapping, he finds more than he bargains for. Cesare Doanti for one. The instant spark between these two made for a compelling story line and the way the mystery unravels kept me turning the pages as fast as I could. This short story sure packed in a whole lot in a few pages and though things moved quickly, as you'd expect, I didn't feel like I was missing important details. I really enjoyed the setting and the era, the characters, and the romance in Fall Guy. I'll definitely be checking out more of Chris Quinton's work and you should definitely check out this fun, action packed book.
About The Author
Chris's reading and writing interests range from historical, mystery, and paranormal, to science-fiction and fantasy, writing mostly in the male/male genre. She refuses to be pigeon-holed and intends to uphold the long and honourable tradition of the Eccentric Brit to the best of her ability. In her spare time [hah!] she reads, embroiders, quilts and knits. Over the years she has been a stable lad [briefly] in a local racing stable and stud, a part-time and unpaid amateur archaeologist, a civilian clerk at her local police station and a 15th century re-enactor.
She lives in a small and ancient city in the south-west of the United Kingdom, sharing her usually chaotic home with an extended family, three dogs, a frilled dragon [lizard] and sundry goldfish and tropicals.
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