Review: Hostile Ground by Aleksandr Voinov & L.A. Witt

May 8, 2014 Review 1

Review: Hostile Ground by Aleksandr Voinov & L.A. Witt

After the deaths of three undercover cops investigating a drug ring in a seedy strip club in Seattle, Detective Mahir Hussain has been sent to finish the job. He joins the club’s security team in the hopes of finding enough evidence to bust the operation before the men in charge find a reason to put him in a shallow grave.

To protect the strippers, only gay men can work the club. Ridley, the cold and intimidating head of security, knows exactly how to test potential new hires—including Mahir. From the minute they meet, Mahir and Ridley engage in a dangerous dance of sex and mind games. Mahir needs to find his evidence before Ridley figures out he’s a cop—and before they both grow too close to betray one another.

As the game goes on, Mahir burrows deeper into the operation, where he learns there’s much more happening than meets the eye . . . and why every cop who made it this far has been silenced with a bullet.

Title: Hostile Ground
Author: Aleksandr Voinov, L.A. Witt
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Capture and Surrender, If It Drives, Scorpion, No Place That Far, Finding Master Right, After the Fall, Static
Published by Riptide Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: May 12th 2014
Genres: Crime Drama, Male Male Romance, Suspense
Pages: 362
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Stars: five-stars
Flames: five-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Hostile Ground – writing team of Witt and Voinov was a roller coaster ride of intrigue, deception and suspense. This reader could not get enough of the well-written twists and turns provided throughout the pages.

Majir/Saeed was an undercover cop, sent into the wide-spreading Lombardi ring after the death of three officers at the hands of Lombardi’s forces. Drugs, prostitution, illicit actions all took place as Majir attempted to keep up the bad-boy persona of Saeed, stay under the radar, and break the case.

Ridley, head of security for Lombardi was ruthless and egotistical. Using sex as a test for loyalties, Ridley soon found himself tangled in a web of deceit and attraction as the lines blurred between him and Saeed.

Hostile Ground delivered all the elements of intrigue any crime drama reader would desire. It also helped that the sexual tension and scenes were explosive between Ridley and Saeed.

The nuances written by Witt and Voinov accentuated the emotional upheaval each of the main characters felt.  The deception created inner turmoil that steamed the e-reader. Witt and Voinov created fragile relationships in a world of seediness  where everything was not always black and white and what happens next was not always to be expected.

Fans of the dynamic duo, Witt and Voinov will not be disappointed. Hold onto your seats because the fast track of fabulous writing is about to erupt.


One Response to “Review: Hostile Ground by Aleksandr Voinov & L.A. Witt”

  1. s0ph1ar0s3

    I love books by both these authors and this one looks intense. Thanks for sharing about it, Evelise.