Gabriel is finally in. He's been working undercover in the sex trade industry in the hopes of connecting with Demetrius Prado. Posing as a prostitute known as Ty, Gabriel captures his target's interest. Demetrius is human trafficker and very dangerous man. He's also nothing like Gabriel expected. Although he fights it, Gabriel is very attracted to Demetrius. The case moves forward and nothing and no one are what they seem. Gabriel begins to doubt everyone including himself. Can he trust Demetrius or will he not only lose his heart but also his life?
How long can you pretend to be a monster before you become one? The answer to that question is at the heart of this book. It is a dark and haunting story. There are many twists and turns that lend to an almost constant sense of impending doom. The violence and sexual atrocities are consistent with the slave trade industry and lend an authentic tone to the book. Ms. James has created two unforgettable characters in Gabriel and Demetrius. There are several very well written secondary characters as well. This is a 'one sitting' book. Once started, it was very hard to put down until I reached the thrilling conclusion. While not for everyone because of its level of violence, it is a memorable read and will stay with you for a while. This is the first book I've read by this author but it won't be the last.
Police officer Gabriel Carter refuses to walk away from an assignment without seeing it through. So when he goes into deep cover as a male prostitute named Ty, he intends to do everything in his power to see his case to an arrest. He seduces his mark, Demetrius Prado, the second most powerful man in Las Vegas and a human trafficker, but the man is nothing like he expected. The more Gabriel learns about Demetrius, the more twists and turns are thrown his way in the convoluted case leading to Demetrius's rival, Arden, and beyond. It's a case of mistaken identities and layer after layer of trumped up cover stories, and Gabriel is sure there's no way he'll ever be able to trust Demetrius with his life... much less with his heart.