“Tracefinder: Changes” provides a glimpse of the slippery slope being experienced by a former undercover cop who is determined to assist Brian in his quest to find a way to survive. Brian’s gift and naivete, plus the ongoing police hunt for his brother, make it challenging for Nick to find a way to follow his heart yet remain true to the oath he has sworn as a police officer. The adept way the author depicts the triumphs and setbacks that plague this complex couple kept me engrossed in their struggle, yet wincing at the fallout that is inevitable. I am reluctantly drawn to follow their struggle and uncomfortable at the depths of immoral behavior that seem to be an inevitable outcome of dealing with the dysfunctional Kerr family. There are ongoing threads that are still not tied off, and one should be warned that there is graphic violence, but there are also wonderfully sweet and sexy interludes to balance. I think this would be a tough story to appreciate if you haven’t read the first in the series and I am impatient to see how things will turn out, so I hope the author is quick to write a sequel!
This m/m paranormal suspense story continues the story started in “Tracefinder: Contact”, following the adventures of dyslexic psychic Brian Kerr as he struggles to integrate into a life that is totally unfamiliar to him. Nick Rugo has fought to reconcile his duties as a cop with his desire to protect and encourage the remarkable young man he’s come to know and care for. Unfortunately, external forces are being brought to bear, which will force each man to make choices that will alter their lives forever.
Brian can Find a lost child or a wanted criminal, but when his secret gets out, even Nick’s skills and connections may not be enough to keep them safe.
Brian Kerr is now free of his dangerous boss and his domineering brother. He’s eager to start using his psychic Finding talent to help people, if he can figure out how to do that safely. His dyslexia, and his tendency to act simpleminded under stress, make building his new life a daunting challenge. And while his not-quite-boyfriend, Nick, is willing to support him, in bed and out of it, Brian doesn’t want to lean on Nick. If their relationship is going anywhere, he has to be a full partner and handle his own problems.
Nick Rugo’s walking a tightrope instead of settling into the ordinary cop’s life he’d hoped for. He’s hiding too many things from too many people. He has told professional and unprofessional lies that will come back to haunt him. Now, with Brian determined to start Finding again, he’s not sure he can protect the man he cares for. If all that wasn’t enough to make him start punching walls, he also has a suspicion that Brian’s brother Damon and sister Lori may be out there, lurking, ready to complicate their lives.