All’s fair in love and war.
There’s something rotten in the state of Indiana. When con man Henry Page takes it upon himself to investigate the death of an elderly patient at a care facility, he does so in true Shakespearean tradition: dressed as a girl.
FBI Agent Ryan “Mac” McGuinness has more to worry about than Henry’s latest crazy idea. Someone is trying to send him a message—via a corpse with a couple of bullets in it. He needs to figure out who’s trying to set him up before he gets arrested, and he really doesn’t have time for Henry’s shenanigans. Then again, he’d probably be able to focus better if Henry didn’t look so damn distracting in a babydoll dress and a wig.
But when Mac discovers that Henry has been keeping a secret that connects the cases, he has to find a way to live on the right side of the law when he just might be in love with the wrong sort of man.
Just when you thought things couldn’t get anymore complicated, well Henry comes along with a brilliant plan and Mac finds himself caught up in a cross dressing caper while OPR is on him at work.
Viola is in trouble. Someone at the care facility she lives in is playing the Angel of Death and until the mystery is solved Henry refuses to let Viola go back to that place. He decides to take it upon himself to investigate the situation by dressing up as Vi and pretending to be her. Mac reluctantly tries to assist Henry but he’s got problems of his own to deal with and he’s not exactly buying into Henry’s claims that something nefarious is going down at the care clinic.
Someone is trying to frame Mac for the murder of a low life drug dealer named Lonny and the whole mess has Jimmy Rasnick’s stench on it. Too bad Jimmy Rasnick is dead, not like anyone misses him, but he may have had answers to who exactly was behind the frame job and why. Mac is juggling his desires for Henry and his need to protect his witness all while trying to investigate the case against himself. With his best friend and boss Val backing him Mac will do everything he can to clear his name and keep Henry out of trouble but with Henry running around in a skirt looking delectable Mac is having a hard time staying focused.
In this book we get some insight into Henry or shall I say Sebastian’s traumatic past and some understanding into the events that drove him into his current path in life. His past is haunting him in a way that keeps him from letting himself open up completely with others but Mac’s constant support has Henry rethinking things. Perhaps he can be the guy who doesn’t need to run away or change his identity. He just has to discover exactly what his identity is
before he can make such a big change in his life but before Henry has a chance to contemplate things he’s on the run again. However, this time he’s on the run with Mac and Viola. They’ve got to get Mac out of town fast so they can
discover who is framing Mac before OPR arrests him and charges him with a murder he didn’t commit.
Henry and Mac are on my list of favorite crime-fighting duo. I adored the scene with Mac in his car on the way to save Henry. The imagery of Mac driving 12 miles over the speed limit, yelling at Janice and singing Eye of the Tiger. I
was laughing so hard. Breaking the rules! He’s a renegade!
as long as it takes.
Mac. I mean, he needs to loosen up a bit, but he’s basically a good guy. I’d like to buy him a beer. I kind of feel I owe him a beer.
today. But when he was six, he published a book about a whale. I had recently written and illustrated a book about a dolphin. When I learned of Dennis’s success, I was furious, and vowed that one day I would be published too.
should have been writing romance from the start. I also once tried to write a poem longer than Hiawatha, when I was twelve. It’s longer alright, but oh god… I should probably burn it.
either disappeared or are easier to work around. I feel more able to experiment. So that’s good!
Seeing more and more authors going the “self-pub’ route. Thoughts?
the most intense scenes I’ve written would be for ANOTHER MAN’S TREASURE. There was a lot of tension in some of those, and a lot of terrible things going on. But I actually love writing intense scenes. It’s the everyday scenes where
nobody is being emotionally eviscerated that I find most difficult.
short.When thinking about writing any specific genre, what triggers your fears and insecurities the most?
scare me half as much as going to the DMV.
Lisa: Oh god. Why did you bring up the t-word. You know I can’t cope with even thinking about visiting my accountant who, by the way, is the loveliest woman in the world. I just… *shudders*. What’s weird is, looking back on my writing, the thing I was always most nervous about was writing sex scenes. I guess I totally embraced the fear,
right? Total immersion therapy for the win!