Monday, March 10, 2014
Love In The Shadows by Dylan Madrid
Reviewer: Bob Lind, Echo Magazine
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books, January 2014)
5 Stars out of 5
Quintin Pearson is a gay American living in London, who loses himself in his work as a copywriter, trying to recover from the sudden disappearance of a relationship he thought would last forever. An invitation to a reception for the American ambassador becomes a life-changing evening, when the ambassador is murdered, and Quintin meets a mysterious Italian man who seems to somehow be connected to the crime. Subsequent events see Quintin traveling to Belgium to rendezvous with Luca, the man he met at the reception, and to whom he is feeling a definite mutual attraction. Quintin finds himself working with intelligence agents trying to solve the murder of the ambassador, and perhaps preventing another death already planned.
I found the novel to be a definite page-turner of a mystery, well-written and exciting. You can feel the energy Quintin gets from this dramatic detour from his usually boring life. Light erotic content is not out of place, and adds to the enjoyment of the story. I give it five stars out of five.