A Hard Call by Max Walker
Zane Holden hasn’t had the easiest go of things. His childhood was rough and adulthood was no walk in the park either. The only good thing in his life would be Stonewall Investigations, an investigative company he found to work primarily with the LGBTQ community. Things were ok and Zane was finally healing from a personal tragedy but the reemergence of a serial killer turns his world upside down.
Lorenzo DeLuca is a cocky defense attorney dripping in Italian charm. He’s well known as one of the best lawyers in New York City, a title he worked hard to achieve. When he picks up a difficult case, he finds that he needs extra help. This leads him to Stonewall, where he meets Zane for the first time and instantly feels himself falling for the mysterious and stone-cut detective.
Both men have their own hangups to work through, but both men are having a hard time denying the connection between them, even though both are trying.
When fate insists on pushing them together, Zane and Enzo give in and start exploring their feelings. They’ll need to balance their budding relationship with the stress of Enzo’s case, which takes them both on a twisting journey toward the truth, all while a bigger threat looms on the horizon.
– My Review
A quick and suspenseful beginning when Zane receives terrifying news that was not exactly a prelude of things to come. Or was it? Zane, a former police detective, left for civilian life and his own company where he could do things his way after he suffered a terrible loss. He has not been able to move on with his life, in fact, has no interest in much these days when he hears some stunning news.
On the same day, he has an appointment with a new client, a rather charismatic, newsworthy and photogenic attorney who has nothing in common with Zane as an individual. Enzo (Lorenzo) brings with him a positive approach to life, and an appreciation for beautiful things, like Zane. Enzo is an inherently, inescapably romantic Italian attorney who works hard and plays every bit as hard.
Not exactly a suspense, not exactly a crime thriller and not exactly a romance despite enough electric passion to light a city. Max Walker tells a story that is a readers smorgasbord.