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Old Poison (Dangerous Ground Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Josh Lanyon
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Someone from DSS Special Agent Taylor MacAllister’s past -- the past he doesn’t discuss with his partner and now-lover Will Brandt -- wants him scared. Dead scared. Or maybe just dead. Will fears the past will end a future romance. Or any future at all.

(This book was previously released through Loose Id Publishing.)

Product Details

  • File Size: 225 KB
  • Print Length: 105 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Just Joshin; 2 edition (November 10, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0065UGG2K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #344,614 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Comes off as xenophobic. March 26, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I am having trouble enjoying these books because the combination of cultural/ethnic stereotyping and lack if research is mildly offensive.

In the last book, the Asian gang member discussion was peppered with Asian puns, mostly Chinese. Those gang members have turned Vietnamese, although they have Chinese names.

They call the Mexican gang members "Cholos." Really?

The book is centered around a Japanese restaurant named "Red Dragon" that serves tea smoked duck as a specialty. REALLY?

Basically, the impression I get is that gang members must be identified as being "foreign," but once something is "foreign" further distinction is unnecessary. So, using Vietnamese puns for Vietnamese people (or names, for that matter) or having a Japanese restaurant actually serve Japanese food (or have a Japanese name) is all unnecessary. Besides, Chinese and Japanese are basically the same thing anyway, right? And Vietnamese. All Asian. Who can tell them apart anyway?

(Hint. Search "Red Dragon Restaurant.". You'll get tons of hits, it is a popular name. FOR CHINESE RESTAURANTS. WHICH IS WHERE YOU MIGHT EXPECT TO FIND THE CHINESE DISH "TEA SMOKED DUCK.")
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars compelling, passionate, gripping December 4, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This second novella in the Dangerous Ground series builds up on the already strong and satisfying premise of the first book (Dangerous Ground). The character dynamic and the progression of their relationship play out against a new, compelling mystery related to Taylor's past when he was stationed in Japan. The guys are now one month into their relationship and settling into a new, though still fragile, `domesticity'. They obviously care a lot for each other and the way they communicate through their physical passion, and chemistry, reveals a lot about their feelings, but it doesn't hide the fact that there's still some underlying tension between them, not just carried over from the events narrated or referenced to in the previous book, but also related to Taylor's past in Japan, to Will's relationship with ex lover Bradley, etc. and more in general due to both guys being `alpha males' over and beyond their different character and personality traits. The tension and frustration mount when the guys are given separate assignments (and working partners), and when Taylor finds himself in serious danger following a series of threats all apparently related to the time he'd spent in Japan.
In this book, the author fleshes out both guys' personalities in even more depth than in the first novella, once again using both characters' alternating POVs.
As with other Josh Lanyon characters I've read so far, Will and Taylor are both `flawed heroes', and all the more believable and human. The sex scenes are never gratuitous or meaningless, and they're very intense and beautifully written.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book-awesome series November 27, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Love love love these guys! another hit out of the park for Mr. Lanyon...... This is book 2 for DG, and you will not be disappointed ...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great as usual February 19, 2014
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Heart pounding and intense, Josh Lanyon never disappoints. Can't wait to see more of this story. I'm sure I won't be disappointed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Taylor's past.. January 21, 2014
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A solid continuation of Will and Taylor's story. It starts with Taylor's birthday! We get into some of Taylor's past that is coming back to bite him. And, through all that ensues, Will & Taylor's relationship solidifies. Loved it!
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More About the Author

A distinct voice in gay fiction, multi-award-winning author JOSH LANYON has been writing gay mystery and romance for over a decade. In addition to numerous short stories, novellas, and novels, Josh is the author of the critically acclaimed Adrien English series, including the Hell You Say, winner of the 2006 USABookNews awards for GLBT Fiction and a Lambda Literary Award finalist for Gay Mystery. Josh is also the author of the definitive M/M writing guide Man, Oh Man: Writing M/M Fiction for Kinks and Ca$h.

Josh is an Eppie Award winner and a three-time Lambda Literary Award finalist -- and lives in Los Angeles, California.

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