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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98  ·  rating details  ·  86 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Aspiring astronaut Daniel survives a helicopter wreck only to disappear into Vietnam's bamboo jungles. Armed with little but rage, Hutch dismantles the undergrowth to find him. Federal agent Will Brandt walks at gunpoint into California's High Sierras after witnessing the murder of his partner, Taylor MacAllister. Somebody's going to be sorry. Sam Adams visits the Navajo r ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published April 26th 2008 by MLR Press
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Kathy Davie
There are four stories revolving around a general theme of being taken hostage and involving gay men.

The Stories
Josh Lanyon's "Dangerous Ground" follows a tense period in the lives of two FBI partners trying to come back from an almost fatal shooting of one of them. Will is feeling guilty. That his rejection of Taylor is one of the reasons that Taylor stopped that bullet. This hike into the mountains for the weekend is meant to help them get back in sync. Only, the gang who robbed the Black Wolf
Decent writing, but not my cup of tea

Warning: This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS.

* Many of the "cons" in this review are the result of my personal preference for (a) longer stories that have time and space to develop the characters more fully and (b) stories that are just different--in setting, in development, in subject matter, etc.--than these are.
* I prefer to read romances that are more about feelings than sex. If a book has lots of lust-filled, dis
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Laura Baumbach is the best-selling, multi-award winning, acclaimed author of short stories, novellas, novels and screenplays. Most recently, Mexican Heat, written in collaboration with Josh Lanyon, has been chosen as a FINALIST for Best Gay Romance in the 2009 Lambda Literary Awards, a FINALIST in the 2010 EPPIE Awards, and has received an Honorable Mention at the 2009 San Francisco Book Festival. ...more
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