Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Madeleine Urban/Abigail Roux - Cut and Run

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 cliché: 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.

Comment: I've had read many good opinions about this series by these two authors. People say there's a very good balance between the storyline and the romance time. I have to agree because neither became too excessive like the focus would be higher in some parts and not in others. The story brings us FBI agents and it's always interesting to see how authors portray them into books, and I like to see how it works because there are no FBI in my country and the closest to them we have it's really not the same. Then each main character had his own traits and I was very curious how at first they seemed to antagonize the other so much but were going to be involved and how could that happen. I enjoyed their developing partnership in work interesting and even more the personal one. The storyline is them trying to solve a crime and they look forward a killer that taunts them all the time and in the end turns out to be someone unexpected...well, to be honest there some parts in the story the reader surely can't help but doubt, because it's just too obvious to ignore but of course no certainty until the end. Still, an interesting game in trying to guess. Like I said once before, I like the author's work, they write very well together. There's never a dull moment and if they both write different parts I have no clue which ones because the text is smooth and easy to read. The books is quite big and there's a lot to think about, from the assassin's personality, to the pressure of a job and the start of a relationship. All in all a great read. I'm going to read the rest of the series in the following months.

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