Amy Lane’s ‘A Few Good Fish’
* The boys are back!
* They brought friends
* Shit blows up
* Shit blows up, and sometimes it includes people
Fish Out of Water: Book Three
A tomcat, a psychopath, and a psychic walk into the desert to rescue the men they love…. Can everybody make it out with their skin intact?
PI Jackson Rivers and Defense Attorney Ellery Cramer have barely recovered from last November, when stopping a serial killer nearly destroyed Jackson in both body and spirit.
But their previous investigation poked a new danger with a stick, forcing Jackson and Ellery to leave town so they can meet the snake in its den.
Jackson Rivers grew up with the mean streets as a classroom and he learned a long time ago not to give a damn about his own life. But he gets a whole new education when the enemy takes Ellery. The man who pulled his shattered pieces from darkness and stitched them back together again is in trouble, and Jackson’s only chance to save him rests in the hands of fragile allies he barely knows.
It’s going to take a little bit of luck to get these Few Good Fish out alive!
Okay… Anyone who has visited my blog in the past knows how much I enjoy the self-flagellation of reading an Amy Lane book. It’s one of those things where you know you shouldn’t, because there will be tears and hurt and awful things that happen to good people, but you can’t look away.
Well bubba, I’m here to tell you that this Fish blows them all out of the water.
Now, before we get into anything else, I need to point out something here. Unless you’re a follower of Amy’s, you may not realize who Burton and Ernie are. They figure prominently in this story, but their story (Hiding the Moon) is not yet out, but is on preorder at Dreamspinner. (You can click the title to go to the page.)
Now back to these fish.
If you’ve not read the previous books in the series, I strongly suggest you do. This is a story that should be read in order so you understand it. I’ll do my best to recap, but if you want the whole story, grab them now!
Jackson Rivers is an investigator for a law firm. When a family member is framed for a brutal murder, his path crosses with Ellery Cramer, a lawyer for the same firm. The two butt heads (or are buttheads, depending on how you choose to see them), but ultimately, they work together. They also kinda sorta might maybe admit to having feelings for one another.
Annnnnyway. There’s a killer out there who is determined to take the men out of the picture. He commits some heinous crimes over the course of the first two books, and does things to Jackson no person should ever have to deal with.
With me so far? Okay. Now, here’s the problem. In book three we find out he’s not alone.
So that’s the setup and the hook for this story. And now I can get to the review.
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!
Amy’s taken many of my favorite characters and brought them together for a mission from hell, and they’re going to need each other if everyone is going to get out with their skin intact. Let’s meet the players!
Jackson Rivers/Ellery Cramer: The book’s main protagonists. Fiercely loyal, deeply committed, and, as one of them says, codependent.
Ace Atchinson/Sonny Daye: From the book ‘Racing the Sun’. Jackson and Ellery met them previously, and that didn’t go well. If you’ve not read Racing, once again you’re missing out. What Ace does for Sonny is definitely a few WTF moments.
Ernie and Burton: From her upcoming novel, Hiding the Moon. Burton is all buff and sexy and is willing to give his life to save Ernie’s. Ernie? He’s got a gift, and he uses it wisely. It’s not always the story he thinks it will be, but he’s like the voice in everyone’s head telling them what they need to hear.
Then we have Jackson’s family, Ellery’s parents (including Lucy Satan, who shows there’s a lot more to her than we ever expected), and Jai (from Racing the Sun and the guy I vote most likely to fuck someone up and smile about it).
This book has it all. Action, love, drama, kidnapping, betrayal, death, destruction, hot sex, a psychic, two codependent couples, the families they’ve built that love them enough to kill for them.
Honestly, no words I give will do this story justice, because there aren’t enough words for how I feel about it.
Read it, message me, and we’ll talk about it!