Gabe Vargas' death is faked in order to protect him and the FBI agent sent to guard him is the last one he wants. And, yet, as they spend time together things change and evolve. Especially for Agent Drew Bailey. Will they be able to work things out? Will Drew be willing to risk everything? Will the person responsible for killing Gabe's girlfriend and nearly killing Gabe be caught?
I enjoyed reading the give and take between the characters, the plot and the twists in the story. Reading the interaction between both Gabe, Drew and Victor (Gabe's son) was especially nice to read.
While Blood and Tears is a sequel to Flesh and Blood (and best read as such for continuity), there is enough background information to make it a comfortable standalone read.
The last thing Gabe Vargas wants to do after losing his girlfriend and nearly dying is leave his young son. But that's exactly what FBI Agent Drew Bradley is asking him to do. According to Drew, the only way to protect Gabe and find the killer is to fake Gabe's death.
With an already established adversarial relationship, protecting a firebrand like Gabe isn't exactly a picnic for Drew either. But when Drew lets his guard down, his feelings of desire for Gabe leave him confused. Before the crime can be solved, Drew will have to risk more than his job. He'll have to risk his heart.