Hostile Ground

Mahir Hussain is a police detective working undercover to infiltrate a Seattle crime organization. Lombardi runs a strip club as a cover operation for his illegal drug business and he only hires gay men to work for him. Mahir's first struggle is to get past the head of security, David Ridley. Ridley has a reputation for being as deadly and brutal as he is sexy. Ridley also has a reputation for making his staff "prove" they're gay. Mahir realizes upon meeting Ridley that he may be in over his head.

The two men are immediately attracted to each other and despite neither of them trusting the other they can't keep their hands (or other body parts for that matter) off of each other. As the attraction grows so does the danger. As Mahir begins learning more about the organization and getting closer to closing the case he can't help but wonder if Ridley doesn't have his own set of secrets.

This story was fast paced and action packed. The plot flowed well and the book was hard to put down. Both of the main characters were great and when they were in a room together the scenes just sizzled. The last quarter of the book or so the crime part of the plot got a little unbelievable for me and that detracted from the story a bit. I liked the two MC's together so much that I found myself overlooking my issues with the last part. Overall it was a really fun and sexy read.

Book Blurb for Hostile Ground

Enemy territory is a dangerous place to fall in love.

After the deaths of three undercover cops investigating a drug ring in a seedy strip club in Seattle, Detective Mahir Hussain has been sent to finish the job. He joins the club’s security team in the hopes of finding enough evidence to bust the operation before the men in charge find a reason to put him in a shallow grave.

To protect the strippers, only gay men can work the club. Ridley, the cold and intimidating head of security, knows exactly how to test potential new hires—including Mahir. From the minute they meet, Mahir and Ridley engage in a dangerous dance of sex and mind games. Mahir needs to find his evidence before Ridley figures out he’s a cop—and before they both grow too close to betray one another.

As the game goes on, Mahir burrows deeper into the operation, where he learns there’s much more happening than meets the eye . . . and why every cop who made it this far has been silenced with a bullet.

Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2014 4.00