Title: Double Cross
Author: Shannon West
Publisher: Dark Hollows Press
Genre: MM, Contemporary
When F.B.I. agent Ryan Tucker gets the job of escorting a federal witness to court in D.C., he thinks it’s just another boring case on his downhill slide from the top. And then the fireworks start.
In Miami, the alcoholic and mediocre F.B.I. agent is assigned to bring the witness Jackson O’Malley from Miami to Atlanta for what promises to be a minor federal trial. Tucker travels there to find that Jackson is an intelligent, belligerent and gorgeous young man who tells him the odds are against his ever showing up in court alive. Tucker learns Jackson will actually be testifying against a Colombian drug cartel, but there’s one serious problem. It’s his twin brother Dylan who saw the murder and Jackson never saw anything. After a serious and almost successful attempt on their lives at the airport in Miami, Tucker learns that someone in the F.B.I. doesn’t care who Jackson is. They simply want him dead, and think that Tucker is expendable as well. Not knowing who they can trust, Tucker and Jackson find a car and start driving toward Georgia and the federal judge familiar with the case.
Somewhere during that long, dangerous drive, they both learn face the truth about themselves and those they trust, as well as their own inner strengths. With everyone out to get them, they’re forced to rely on instinct and ingenuity if they are going to make it to out of this thing alive.
Double Cross by author Shannon West has Jackson and his twin Dylan swapping places. Jackson the good brother who always bails out his flighty twin Dylan is once again coming to the rescue of this one minute younger brother. This time though it is landing him in jail and in the middle of cartels and murder. He thinks he is just helping Dylan evade trouble long enough for the truth to come out. But there is more to this than even Jackson knows.
Ryan Tucker is a washed up ex drunk FBI agent. The only relationship he has right now is he owns a cat. Most people would refer to him as burnt out, or washed up. He does feel a little sorry for himself but he deals with the hand life has dealt him. He is also a lot stronger than he thinks. When he is sent by the FBI to interrogate “Dylan” he finds Jackson instead. Now to save Jackson they have to find the real Dylan and solve the mystery of what he saw.
I liked the action packed romance. It is always fun when twins try to switch places and find love along the way. This one has a sad twist at the end...So be warned now. Things are not always the way they look. I do like that Ms. West could surprise me. Over all I would say anyone who likes a great who done it kind of book will love this story.
Five Shooting Stars