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Dead Run

Book #4 in the Dangerous Ground series
Contemporary, Action-Adventure, Law Enforcement

The boys are back in town -- and Paris is burning!

For Special Agents of the Department of Diplomatic Security, Taylor MacAllister and Will Brandt, the strain of a long distance relationship is beginning to tell after eleven months of separation. A romantic holiday could be just the thing to bridge the ever-growing distance, but when Taylor spots a terrorist from the 70s, long believed dead but very much alive, it's c'est la vie.

Now instead of sipping wine and seeing the sights, the boys are chasing a wily and deadly foe through the graveyards and catacombs of Paris.

Of course, it could always be worse -- and soon it is.

Followed by Kick Start (2013).

Read the excerpt


Oh, this was just so bittersweet! Bitter in the aftermath of a love affair when you’re so angry that you cut all ties. Sweet in its progress and ending.
I love Lanyon’s writing as well. He’s interesting and pulls you right in with his characters—I want to say larger-than-life, but they’re not. They are simply interesting and intelligent people with their own quirks and personalities. They live everyday lives that just happen to include murder. The relationships he creates are true to life with all the ups and downs. The anger and frustration. The inability to let go. The pride. Then there are the snarky, literary comments. Too funny!
I can’t help wanting to know what happens next
KD Did It
The fact that I could write at least three more paragraphs about this relationship and my conflicted feelings about it should tell readers something about the skill with which you’ve developed their romance over the course of the series. You leave us on a cliffhanger at the end (again!), and not only do I not know how you will resolve it, but I’m conflicted over what resolution I want to see. If that isn’t investment, I don’t know what is.
Dear Author
The care that Josh Lanyon takes with his supporting characters is one of the reasons that sets his books apart.
What was most remarkable was the growth of the romance alongside that of Will and Taylor as protagonists, and the ending will shock and surprise you. Talk about a cliff hanger!
Highly recommended!
Reviews by Jessewave
Will and Taylor at their best...and worst. ;D A little off-kilter before they're thrown wayoff-kilter during a wonderful adventure through Paris to solve the puzzle of 70s terrorist, Yann Helleco. And also the puzzle that is Will and Taylor's relationship.
The deep POV draws the reader deep, for an intense, emotionally evocative ride with a few chuckles thrown in for good measure. Prepare at one point for the intense urge to threaten Josh Lanyon with a spork. Fear not: the ending is sooooooooooooo worth it.
Highly rec -- a stellar addition to your repeat-read shelf.
Kari Gregg, author
Dead Run is great, to put it simply.
I love Josh Lanyon's work. I have loved pretty much everything that I've read by him.Dead Run is no exception. It has the perfect amount of mystery, action, romance and angst. So. Much. Angst.
Mr. Lanyon really knows how to hook his readers! Especially with the end. I never saw that coming, but it made me unbelievably happy! Will and Taylor may be my favorite couple that Josh Lanyon has written!
I can't wait for the next book in this series.

Book Jems, Emily



As a special treat, Josh created a special iTunes iMix playlist of the music that kept the gears churning during the writing of Dead Run. It included tunes from a wide selection of artists, including (I kid you not) Lady Antebellum, Roy Orbison, Nickleback, Snow Patrol, Lifehouse and Carla Bruni. You can download a special CD Jewel Box insert here.

Dead Run
September 2013
JustJoshin Publishing Inc.
Barnes & Noble
Corsa mortale

October 2014
JustJoshin Publishing Inc.
Translated into Italian
by Mariolina Sari
Also available in
Armed & Dangerous
Trade paperback
August 2012
JustJoshin Publishing Inc.
December 2013
JustJoshin Publishing Inc.
Other Editions

September 2011, Loose id
Out of print

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