Title: Dirty Secret (Cole McGinnis, Book 2)
Author: Rhys Ford
Published: September 28, 2012
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
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Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Cole McGinnis finds himself thick into another case involving a gay Korean man–although this one simply disappeared many years ago. While it seems as innocent as a typical missing persons case that’s gone cold could be, he quickly learns there’s much more to it than he suspected including blackmail, other prominent Korean businessmen, and possible police misconduct. And after the missing man’s family appears to be targeted, Cole finds himself in danger, too.
Another well-crafted murder mystery from Rhys Ford. While I enjoyed Dirty Kiss which kicked off this series, I have to say I liked this installment even more. The case is more involved and engaging and I found it much easier to connect with the characters. Seeing Jae and Cole interact more helped to establish their relationship and the interactions between Cole and his family helped me as a reader to understand him and where he comes from on a new level. It’s a page-turner with a few surprise twists and definitely worth a read.