Armed and Dangerous is book five in the Cut and Run series by Abigail Roux and Madeleine Urban. Roux goes it alone in this chapter of the Ty Grady and Zane Garrett gay mystery romance. In Armed and Dangerous Ty and Zane are again on an unusual case; this time they are escorting an ex-CIA wet works operative, Julian Cross and his lover, Cameron Jacobs to Washington DC.
The writing is just as taught and gritty in this episode, but there seems to be more humor than in previous books. Roux has a light touch and occasionally she slips into slapstick with some of the dialogue, particularly between Ty and Julian. Armed and Dangerous moves rapidly, as Ty and Zane take their prisoners from Chicago to DC.
This novel wraps up Julian and Cameron’s story, which began with Warrior’s Cross, as well as includes familiar characters from the Baltimore FBI office and Ty’s brother Deuce and his vet friend, Nick. Roux also provides some important character background on Ty through an interaction between Zane and Nick.
As the four main characters make their danger-fraught way from Chicago to Washington DC they deal with CIA kill teams, blizzards and sabotaged cars to name but a few obstacles. Armed and Dangerous is not all action though; there are some steamy scenes between both couples. Ty and Zane reunite after Ty’s dramatic departure in the previous book. While Julian and Cameron come together passionately after some harrowing moments escaping capture.
The Cut and Run continues to be a great series. Ty and Zane are an exciting and compelling couple with adventures that never fail to entertain. This is going to be a series that I read again from start to finish. I can hardly wait for the next installment, Stars and Stripes.
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
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