Fair Game (All’s Fair 01) by Josh Lanyon


A crippling knee injury forced Elliot Mills to trade in his FBI badge for dusty chalkboards and bored college students. Now a history professor at Puget Sound university, the former agent has put his old life behind him—but it seems his old life isn’t finished with him.

A young man has gone missing from campus—and as a favor to a family friend, Elliot agrees to do a little sniffing around. His investigations bring him face-to-face with his former lover, Tucker Lance, the special agent handling the case.

Things ended badly with Tucker, and neither man is ready to back down on the fight that drove them apart. But they have to figure out a way to move beyond their past and work together as more men go missing and Elliot becomes the target in a killer’s obsessive game…



A white man stands in front of a snowy landscape. Another man's face is in the clouds.Well, that left a bad taste in my mouth.

Elliot, the protagonist calls a black woman racist, twice. Apparently it’s a two way street and you can’t call someone a racist without being one yourself. Especially if you’re black, and a woman.

Speaking of the women, none of them are shown in a positive light: Dad’s family friend is a possible cheater, Elliot’s boss is a no-nonsense strong woman so of course she’s overbearing, a student is either a airhead or a hapless seducer, and of course the racist aunt of a missing student.

Without Elliot’s misogynistic attitude for women the slow burn reconnection with his ex-lover-slash-coworker was pretty well done. There was a problem with miscommunication or lack of communication.

The murder mystery was as well done as can be expected from a Lanyon, which is to say it’s predictable only if you pay attention to it. I’ve learned not to.

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3 Responses to Fair Game (All’s Fair 01) by Josh Lanyon

  1. Why some of those gay romance writers feel the need to bash women? As if they didn’t know how it feels to be prejudiced against. Not all is fair it seems, even for somebody as good in their trade as Lanyon.

  2. blodeuedd says:

    I say not for me

  3. Carole Rae says:

    I agree with Portiabridget…..why bash women? It’s silly.
    But yes….
    a no-go for me

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