While young doctor Adam Morrow resigns himself to an uninformed existence, world-weary assassin Ian Abbott struggles with a life he never asked for. When the two strangers meet by chance, the attraction is immediate. And deadly, as Adam walks in on Ian in the middle of a hit.
The situation spirals out of control once Ian discovers he and Adam share a connection far more profound than either imagined. Shocked by the discovery, Ian makes the hasty decision to kidnap him.
Overnight Adam is torn from his promising career and a family who believes him dead. Things go from bad to worse when he finds himself reunited with a mother he never knew who is now head of a covert and shadowy group of killers for hire. Forced into joining their ranks, with Ian as his reluctant trainer and handler, Adam is given a series of impossible tasks to complete.
To survive, he must fight with everything he has to keep his life, his sanity, and his very soul from being swept up in a violent and chaotic world even as he battles his unwanted and complicated feelings for Ian.
For his part, Ian, a man with dark secrets of his own, has a past he isn’t ready to share with Adam even as the other man worms into his life in more ways than one. The two grow closer and lines blur — between good and evil, friend or foe, enemy or lover. But something, or someone, plots against them, determined to do everything in their power to keep them apart. Even if it means destroying them both.
Trigger Warning: This story contains a brief scene of sexual assault and features an unresolved ending/cliffhanger.
What reviewers are saying:
The Dead Don’t Lie, the first in Anne Russo’s Dead Generations series, is amazing, intriguing, suspenseful and brutal – Jay (Kimmer’s Erotic Book Banter)
If you’re like me and you love the darker side of fiction, then this is a book you won’t want to miss out on. I am definitely looking forward to more of this series! – Charlotte (Kinzie Things)
This is a series that has the potential to be excellent, and if you don’t mind the main story carry over, then hell yes, it’s a recommended read. – Taylin (Love Bytes Reviews)
Reading the blurb gives you an idea of what happens in this story, but it doesn’t prepare you for the punch in the guts from the writing as the author takes reader and characters on a major thrill ride. – Susie U
Let me say that for a debut novel The Dead Don’t Lie is excellent. Anne Russo has a winner here. – Rainbow Reviewss
“The Dead Don’t Lie” is over the top with: suspense, intrigue, blood boiling insanity, and grit. I for one will be waiting to see what heart stopper Anne Russo will bring next for the “Dead Generations” series. – Maryann K (Queer Romance Ink)
This was amazing! Don’t start it before bed or you will not get any sleep!! This was a major thrill ride! – Janet H
What an intense roller-coaster ride that had me white knuckling and desperately turning the pages for more. – Belinda Z