Dead Run (Dangerous Ground, #4)
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Dead Run (Dangerous Ground #4)

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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...more
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Published September 13th 2011 by Loose ID
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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
⚣ Marco Manganiello ⚣
Reviewer's warning: Review may or may not contain spoilers. Reviewer is either too bone-lazy (constantly) or too drunk (often enough) to care or figure out if there are any spoiler tag-worthy parts in this. So continue reading at your own risk!

From now on, whenever people tell me that I should read less and work out more, I'll be shoving this very book down their throat, because I have developed muscles reading this book like never before. Yeah, that’s right! I’m referring to my eye muscles that...more
Lauraadriana
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...more
MandyM
3 stars for the writing, 2 stars for the plot. 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 Dav...more
Nina
EDIT
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...more
Ami
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...more
Susan

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, Will...you 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! .....more
Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
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
Tina

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. :)
Natasha
SPOILERS!

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...more
Feliz
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...more
Calathea
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...more
Ilhem
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.
But.
A major twist in the story rubbed me the wrong way and from then on, I didn't enjo...more
Simsala
They are still standing.
Taylor,Will....and the Eiffel Tower!
Fangtasia
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...more
Jess Candela
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)...more
Anke
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.
AE
Finally! I have went back and forth with this series. After each book I have had to struggle with whether I want to continue with the next one and I finally found the one that gets me all happy, fan girl excited and wanting to do a dance
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This is a great series and the first three books can go either way but it is definitely worth it to make it to book four! I was so not expecting that!!!!!! Can't wait to see what the boys will do in the next b...more
Kari Gregg
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...more
Lady*M
The romantic in me rebelled against push and pull between Will and Taylor in the story, but the realist (and someone with similar experience) knew that the insecurity, uncomfortable silences, little inconsistencies with the image of the other person we previously had, etc. were all spot on. And, while, yes, the amnesia thingy made me roll my eyes, it also produced one of the most emotional episodes in the entire series. My heart just ached for Taylor. And, yes, I hated David and wanted to smack...more
Meggie
I would much rather have a bit more drama in this plotted book. Like Taylor would go back preparing to go to Iraq and Will wouldn't get his memory back till it would be nearly to late. This way he would feel horrible for letting Taylor leave. In my mind Will came out to easy..., but then I have mean strike. On other hand, the story was well written and pulling, but like I said, I would rather let Will suffer a bit more, at least for a day or two if not more.
Nic
This closes out the story of Taylor and Will. It's a relatively quick read following the same formula of the earlier books - the guys work a case together while Taylor is supposed to be holidaying with Will in Paris. It's not sizzling romance but has a nice HEA. 3.5 stars.
Trisha Harrington
I seem to be the only one who doesn't adore this series, but this book really pissed me off!
Emma Sea
An extra star for memory-loss angst! Nicely played, Lanyon.
Paola
What I loved the most about this 4th instalment of one of my favourite m/m series: the sensitive and believable way JL portrayed Will and Taylor facing the strain of a long-distance relationship and eleven months of separation, amid all the insecurity about their future life together brought about by their respective careers within the DSS; the awkward gestures and words during their reunion, the believable dialogue, the insecurities and frustrations that emerge, the emotions running high, the e...more
Emily (Book Jems)
4/5 Stars!

Dead Run is great, to put it simply.

I love Josh Lanyon's work. I have loved pretty much everything that I've read by him. Dead Run is no exception. It has the perfect amount of mystery, action, romance and angst. So. Much. Angst.

Will and Taylor's relationship is really complicated and totally frustrating. I love them together so much though. They are so cute and you can read how much they love each other within a few words. I swooned so much! BUT REALLY? BOYS ARE SO DUMB. There is a lo...more
Karen
Paris city of love...more like city of conflict for Taylor and Will. I love this series, Taylor and Will seem at times to be perfect for each other and yet not quite. It's been nearly a year since they've seen each other and neither is sure how things will go. They know they love each other and are looking forward to being together again. But these men both have strong personalities and for all that they love each other sometimes the things they do hurt the other, sometimes love's just not enoug...more
Jj Nightsong
The suspense didn't grab me, the strains in the romance were a little over the top. Still very good writing, technically, and descriptions vivid.

Cover - sort of generic - this is 4th in the series and it maintains the style.

MC's - Taylor and Will, agents for the Department of Diplomatic Security. 3rd person POV alternates between them.

This whole book felt rather rushed, to me, and a flat out race to the finish.

The suspense plot - just who is the bad guy and what's he up to? - stumbles around co...more
Edina Rose
This series was already good and it is getting better.

The romance side is developing very, very well. The relationship between the two manly special agents is great, with its ups and down. In this instalment, they are facing the difficulty of maintaining a long distance relationship alive. When they finally see each other after 11 months, the love and the chemistry is still there, but they can't "connect", and in many aspects of their life they are out of tune.
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The presence of naval officer Da...more
ElaineY
REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; NOV 2013: 4 STARS
Narrator: Adrian Bisson


Bisson was purring so deeply in this installment, I was vibrating all over!

I took a short break after Blood Heat, Book 3, and when I came back, it was with a positive attitude: I had peeked at the ending and loved it:)

Like the rest of the earlier books, the action-suspense thread didn't interest me at all. Much of the time I couldn't follow it, didn't think it was worth rereading to try and figure out what the bad guys (or who they wer...more
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A distinct voice in gay fiction, multi-award-winning author JOSH LANYON has been writing gay mystery, adventure 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. Josh is an Eppie Award winner and a three-...more
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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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