Title: Justice Prevails
Never judge a sexy man by his cover.
Detective Beau Williams is hardworking, dedicated and professional. He enjoys the finer things in life, but with his heavy caseload that includes what Beau suspects is a new serial killer, he has no time to enjoy much of anything. What the tall redhead needs is someone to shake him up a little.
Investigative Technician Austin Kent never met a snarky joke he didn’t like—or a set of stairs that couldn’t trip him up. One night after a devastating episode at work, Austin sees something else he likes—the handsome detective he’s seen around the station whom he’s always wondered about. But after he makes a drunken fool of himself in front of Detective Williams, he’s sure there’s no hope.
Beau and Austin’s worlds collide when Austin is sent to pick up some evidence at the station. Amidst a myriad of twists and turns in the troubling serial killer-style murders of Vegas conventioneers, Austin and Beau discover that there’s more to the other than they’d originally thought. There might even be more they’d like to give—unless the killer has the final say.
Publisher's Note: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series but can be read as a standalone.
Author: Morticia Knight
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Dangerous Wish, What's His Passion?, All Fired Up, Hard Riders Anthology
Series: Sin City Uniforms #3
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: All Fired Up, Negotiating Love, Strip Search
Published by Totally Bound Source: Publisher
Published: March 6, 2015
Genres: Crime Drama, Erotic Mystery, Male Male Romance
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While I was reading The Hampton Road Club series, there was an excerpt for All Fired Up – Book one of the Sin City Uniforms series. It caught my interest and made my “to be read” list. When I saw this one come up for review, I moved it to the “must read now” list and got busy. I found there was no real hurry. I could have started with Justice Prevails with no problem. Although characters from book two – Copping an Attitude – had an active part in Justice Prevails, their story was not needed to keep up with this one. That being said, I am glad that I did read the other two books, but only because I do enjoy this author. She writes a good story, no matter what it is.
The featured cop – Detective Beau Williams – in Justice Prevails was introduced in Copping an Attitude. I liked him in that book. He was sweet, thoughtful, kind, and dedicated to his job. But being a detective and not in “uniform” I didn’t think he would get his own book. I was never so glad to be wrong. And look at that cover! Isn’t he gorgeous? Gotta love the gingers.
I am not the only one to feel that way. Investigative Technician (IT II) Austin Kent has a weakness for red heads too. I had to smile when he revealed that little bit of trivia about himself. Anyway IT II Austin Kent – he portrays himself as the jokester. Never serious. Make a joke about it before someone else does. Just the way he is, or so he tries to convince everyone. Was he surprised when Beau called him on it.
I have to take a minute here and comment on IT II. That is the person who does all the leg work for the DA’s office. I had only heard that position being a detective – private or otherwise. They sure have gotten fancy with the titles these days. We’ve seen them on all the lawyer shows from Perry Mason to Law and Order, but I had never heard a title, other than detective, for them. Now we have one. A piece of trivia I never knew I wanted to know. *grin*
Back to the show. Justice Prevails starts out with Austin having to serve a witness subpoena to his best friend since grade school that ends up with Lonnie being killed. A rather jarring beginning for a story and immediately puts Austin in a precarious headspace.
In the meantime, Beau just knows he has a serial killer on his hands, but no one else will agree with him. None of the evidence is adding up to anything, let alone a serial killer.
I think this was my favorite of this Sin City Uniforms stories, even if Beau wasn’t in uniform. There was a murder mystery to solve, making for more of a story than the others had. Don’t get me wrong, they each had cases to solve and issues to work out, but this one just seemed to hit all my cop show buttons. Loved it and couldn’t put it down!
Add in the budding romance between Beau and Austin, and this was a formula guaranteed to hold my interest. It was well developed and paced. A nice mix of action and romance to include the problems of finding time to spend together in the midst of a murder investigation. A fun and entertaining read for anyone who enjoys crime drama and m/m romance. I know I enjoyed it!