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Dead Run (Dangerous Ground #4)

4.08  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,550 Ratings  ·  160 Reviews
The boys are back in town -- and Paris is burning!

For Special Agents of the Department of Diplomatic Security, Taylor MacAllister and Will Brandt, the strain of a long distance relationship is beginning to tell after eleven months of separation. A romantic holiday could be just the thing to bridge the ever-growing distance, but when Taylor spots a terrorist from the 70s, l
ebook, 149 pages
Published September 13th 2011 by Loose ID
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Baba  ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Archer, Dean, Adrian, Dan & Hunter
2 stars. Rating clarification see below. Review posted January 4, 2014

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No spoiler. It's related to an incident that readers were never privy to in the first place (see Dangerous Ground, book #1).
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"Ow. No, it's okay. I didn't need that testicle anyway."
"You've got more balls than anyone I ever knew," Will agreed.

Taylor's tongue traced the familiar shape of Will's teeth, and Will smiled, speaking against his open mouth. "Wanna make love?"
So formal? Since when?
Taylor batted his lashes, camping. "Why
Emanuela ~plastic duck~
Let's clear it: I roll my eyes at drama, but I'm a sucker for it and I really adore Will and Taylor. At the beginning of the series, I wouldn't envision this kind of development in their relationship. Even if the action and the plot in this series is more over the top - like those blockbuster action movies - I feel that the emotional part of the story is becoming more and more important and I really care for Will and Taylor. They made my poor heart beat a little too fast a little too often this ...more
This is the fourth book in the Dangerous Ground Series, and for me, the best one yet.

We meet up with Will and Taylor 11 months after Will has taken his assignment in Paris, and right at the time when Taylor finally has gotten some time off and is heading to France for a visit.

The job gets in the way for Taylor right at the LAX airport. Events begin to unfold once he arrives in Paris that have Will and Taylor working as partners again, trying to put a stop to an old Breton separatist that seems t
Mar 16, 2016 Mandapanda rated it liked it
Shelves: various-romance
Book 4 in the hitherto very good Dangerous Ground series. Josh Lanyon writes with his usual technique but the plot pushed all the wrong buttons for me. I didn't even like Will's character that much in this volume. Cosy late night chats with ex-lover David Bradley on the day he is picking up the supposed love of his love after a year apart. Making Taylor feel guilty for not wanting them to spend one of their few days together going to dinner with David. Very passive aggressive stuff. Scattered th ...more
Written September 10, 2014;

4.3 Stars - It just get more and more intense - their love is grand - a great Paris part

Book #4

At last in a few days was it time to start to listening to the last fourt part, Dead Run in this "4 books" audiobook Volume #1 - Armed and Dangerous: Four Dangerous Ground Novellas.

Four and a half audiobook hours later...

This last part was maybe the most emotional and the most anguished of the four so far. It was both sad and heartbreaking. Pooh! ~ A very good end to
About the last sentence - YES, WE SHOULD. THIS MAKES ME HAPPY!!

Very good, as usual, but there were some things that bothered me.
I won't talk about the amazingness of the relationship/action/sex/writing, becuse if you've gotten this far in the series you already know what we're dealing with with JL.
But: the amnesia came completely out of left field, David should die painfully and Will was basically an asshole all throughout the story (although the more I read about Taylor, the more I love him
Sep 13, 2011 Ami rated it really liked it
It's book #4 of Will and Taylor series -- and for three books, they have never really been my favorites. I like them enough but I'm not a HUGE fan of story relating to secret agents or terrorism. Give me plain ol' murder (or serial killers) and police procedural/detective investigation, and I'm game. So who knew, it takes 4 stories and the City of Love, for me to like this one enough and makes it my favorite Will/Taylor story.

Oh, I still don't give a da*n about the "terrorist resurfaces" plot. I

The Ground gets even more Dangerous in this instalment.

Tay's long-awaited and planned trip to Paris had turned into hell. Instead of reuniting with his partner, lover and friend after a long separation, and spending a quality time together, Taylor acquires a new assignment and a lot of emotional pain.

This book left me holding my breath, waiting and hoping things would be fixed and wounds healed. So far, this is the best instalment, in my opinion.

I was sceptic about some things here as w

Eleven months have passed and Taylor is going to go visit William in Paris! Awww. Except Taylor thinks he spots a terrorist in the airport. Booo! Turns out, they label him wrong. So he calls Will to let him know that he’s going to be on a later flight and guess who answers Will’s phone.

No, go on. If you’ve read this much I’m going to give you a moment to guess who answers the phone.

… *waits* …

Had some thinking time? That’s right, boys and girls.
David Fucking Bradley.
Of course he answe
We could be partners again. Partners in every way.

Taylor and Will nearly split up in this book! And damn, this was so heartbreaking! I really think Will should reconsider his behavior to David, and why was he apologizing David, he should’ve begged for Taylor’s pardon, he broke the man’s heart in any possible way, and yeah I know it was unintentional but still! Oh, and there was some investigation happening about terrorism in Paris which I didn’t much care about, since I was deeply WORRIED about
Jun 13, 2015 MishyJo rated it it was ok
This one really annoyed me. At first there was a lot more focus on the relationship, which I appreciated. But that disintegrated pretty fast. Amnesia should be banned as a plot device. The French setting and the bits of French thrown in were kind of fun, but I could also see how that could being kind of annoying if you don't speak French.
Sep 02, 2012 Susan rated it really liked it

Yay! Saved the best for last!

I really, really enjoyed book 4 of the Dangerous Ground series. It was an emotional roller coaster and I finally felt some DEPTH to the feelings between Will and Taylor and believed in their relationship.

Long distance, extended separation, a 3rd wheel (and WTF, pissed me off w/ your "friendship" with David Bradley), amnesia, terrorists, PARIS, heartache...all the makings of an entertaining read!

And finally, Josh Lanyon ends a book with a REAL ending! ..
I may have got up in the middle of the night to finish listening to this instalment of the Dangerous Ground series. I have to say, I think it got better and better with each book, and I love the audio version very much.

I truly hope there is more from these two on the cards because I think Josh Lanyon writes series so well - better than stand-alones IMO! Taylor and Will wormed their way into my affections more and more with each book. I loved the way Josh Lanyon mixed action and romance and heat.
Ije the Devourer of Books
Jun 30, 2015 Ije the Devourer of Books rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Unfortunately my least favourite in the series so far.

This book was published in 2011 many years after the terrible events of Sept 11 in 2001.

I mention this because the beginning of the story starts with a possible security risk at LAX and the attitude of the staff and the security service just did not ring true. These days of high security and terrorist attacks a possible terrorist about to board a plane will set off alarms and searches everywhere.

I know this is fiction but for contemp
Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
Sep 13, 2011 Bubbles Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
I really liked the relationship part of the story between Will and Tay-Tay that made this worth reading and the twist at 60% so many people have already mentioned never bothered me

I didn’t like all the old history crap all the research and info about that stuff just bored me and the names of the brothers were too similar I never knew which brother we were getting boring useless facts about. If all that crap was cut out I would give five stars
Jun 05, 2013 Tina rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime, josh-lanyon

The fourth book of the series takes us to Paris. What starts as an awkward and tense reunion ends with facing a terrorist threat. On top of all of that action Will and Taylor are fighting up a storm...

The suspense part is good and the relationship part even better. The ending is unexpected... but perfect. :)

As always it's beautiful written. It's witty, lovely, touching, sexy and smart and I'm looking forward to the next installment. :)
Sep 14, 2011 Feliz rated it really liked it
More like 3.5 or 3.75. It wasn't bad, but it didn't really sweep me off my feet.
As mysteries go, this one was good. Riddles within riddles and false leads, yet done in a way that I, as the reader, was lacking important info the hero had so the hero was always a step ahead of me, as it should be in something that isn't a whodunnit. Which this wasn't. Lots of explosions and shootings - it seems that at least one MC needs to be in a hospital bed for a while in every book of this series. Poor guys
Oh, wow, what a toure de force! Poor Taylor was put through the wringer and I felt for him while his whole world seemed to be falling apart around him. Sometimes, when reading the book, I forgot to breathe and felt like shouting "Oh, no! You didn't!" at the same time.
So, best fast paced entertainment with a sweet Happy End on the top.

ETA: Did I mention the writing? The so wonderfully smooth writing style where every word is where it's supposed to be and you go through the story like a hot knif
Jan 20, 2013 Ilhem rated it liked it
Shelves: josh-lanyon, m-m, mystery
3,5 stars.

It should have been a 4 stars rating.
First, I liked the Lanyon Paris tour very much. It was accurate and I giggled at the Frenglish : "Très fucking bien"!
I liked Will's and Taylor's reunion,it was awkward and tense, just like it should be.
So, great atmosphere and setting, funny retorts, flawed humanity and angst are the assets of this 4th installment, which is the best in the series in this respect.
A major twist in the story rubbed me the wrong way and from then on, I didn't enjo
Trisha Harrington
I seem to be the only one who doesn't adore this series, but this book really pissed me off!
Sep 13, 2011 Simsala rated it really liked it
They are still standing.
Taylor,Will....and the Eiffel Tower!
Nov 19, 2011 Fangtasia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've come to expect nothing but 5-star reads from Lanyon, and that's what I got from this one.

Will and Taylor have had a very difficult time in their relationship, from the start. They are getting to see each other for the first time in eleven months and, as usual, the problems start even before they get together. Anyone who has read the previous three books of the series is already in love with these guys. And their dog, Riley. So, no surprises there. The characters remain the same, meaning as
Jess Candela
Sep 15, 2011 Jess Candela rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, read-in-2011
I tried to avoid spoilers, but a few things from reviews I'd read had me nervous. I shouldn't have worried, as none of them were issues for me. Not even the dreaded "cliffhanger" at the end; I was okay with it ending where it did, just so long as I know another installment is coming eventually. I think that was a great pausing place, actually. I'm really looking forward to the next book, but I'm not going to be annoyed while waiting for it.

I wanted to hit Will several times (view spoiler)
Mar 20, 2014 Anke rated it really liked it
More like 4.5 stars

This was by far the best of the series. I liked it a lot, only the abrupt ending was rather dreadful. Thankfully the next book is already waiting on my kindle.
Emma Sea
Sep 17, 2012 Emma Sea rated it really liked it
An extra star for memory-loss angst! Nicely played, Lanyon.
Cecilia Rodriguez
Jan 05, 2015 Cecilia Rodriguez rated it liked it
2.5 stars

Hmmmm, I'm not sure how to rate this. I didn't partically care for Will's character in this latest addition to the series. I still feel that his feelings for Bradley were an issue for me to even like Will and took away from the story. I loved Taylor's character and still think he deserves more from Will regardless of how it ended. I thought Will's thoughts...that Taylor proved to be the model of fidelity and Will had been the one who made choices guaranteed to make any lover insecure...
*P*u*r*p*l*e* Masochist
Jan 01, 2015 *P*u*r*p*l*e* Masochist rated it liked it
Shelves: adult, action, m-m
David fuc*ing Bradley...again!-.-'

Review to come...
Anna D.
Oct 07, 2015 Anna D. rated it really liked it
Love this couple, but I have to be honest and say that I skimmed the mystery plot. I want more romance! Though what was there was very enjoyable :)
Tully Vincent
Jul 19, 2015 Tully Vincent rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
4.5 stars. Another excellent Taylor and Will escapade, this time in Paris. Angsty, sexy and delicious. Just keep loving Taylor more and more as the series goes on. . . felt so bad for him at some points in this! Damn David Bradley, wish that guy would go the hell away already.

Would have been five stars except all the time spent on historical/political details were making my mind fritz out and my eyes cross. Politics are so NOT my thing. Plus the end felt abrupt. Still I'm going to round this on
Kari Gregg
Sep 13, 2011 Kari Gregg rated it it was amazing
Shelves: glbt, 2011
Will and Taylor at their best...and worst. ;D A little off-kilter before they're thrown way off-kilter during a wonderful adventure through Paris to solve the puzzle of 70s terrorist, Yann Helleco. And also the puzzle that is Will and Taylor's relationship. :D

The deep POV draws the reader deep, for an intense, emotionally evocative ride with a few chuckles thrown in for good measure. Prepare at one point for the intense urge to threaten Josh Lanyon with a spork. Fear not: the ending is soooooooo
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“The moonlight streaming through the sheer draperies revealed Taylor smiling, boneless and peaceful in Will's embrace. The most dangerous man Will knew rested sweetly in his arms, trusting him with his love as he trusted Will to guard his life. It was beyond precious. Life, love, was made up of fragile moments like these. Fragile as Paris moonlight.” 5 likes
“Laroche was wrong about that, wrong about men not understanding love.
Anyway, most of the romantic poems and songs and paintings in the world were by men, so what was she talking about?”
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