In Among the Living, Victor is a PsyCop, also known as a member of the Paranormal Investigation team. He’s not popular with the living, as most people consider him a little odd, but the ghosts of violent crimes can’t wait to tell him all about their deaths.
His new case pairs him with Jacob, a non-psychic who works in sex crimes. Victor and Jacob have a history, and as they and work together to solve a set of serial crimes, they begin to explore the possibilities of a future.
The case is like nothing they’ve ever experienced, and soon Victor finds that he’s the only one who can solve the crime, and save Jacob’s life. If he’s not too late.
Book 2 – Criss Cross
In Criss Cross, Vic figures life is pretty good. He’s got his lover, Jacob. He’s got some time off to go fishing, and his new partner in the Paranormal Investigation Team buys the coffee. Naturally, nothing that good can last.When Vic starts to see ghosts everywhere, things go very wrong, resulting in a trip to his doctor, who says he’s got problems. Vic’s friends tell Jacob he has to leave for Vic to get better, sex is starting to get dangerous, and Vic’s abilities are getting out of hand. Can he and Jacob figure out what’s happening in time to save Vic from becoming a pawn in a dangerous game?
Book 3 - Body and Soul.
The PsyCopboys are back! Policeman Vic has yet another new partner at work, but the really scary thing in his life is spending Thanksgiving with Jacob’s family. The domesticity of the holiday is followed by a little light house-hunting, and it’s a relief to get the call to go back to work.The urgent case means that Vic and company have a serial kidnapper on their hands, and it will take every resource they have, and every bit of their talent, to solve the mystery. Grab the third PsyCop book today!
Whilst trawling this library thingyet again, I noticed the PsyCop books were rated by a few readers. So, read the 1st two and got the 3rd a week or so later. I thoroughly enjoyed them and they totally fed the m/m cop glom I have at present, with a shmear of paranormal activity on the side.
Victor pops pills to dull his “gift” and make his life more bearable and to be able to function semi normally. I kinda liked this, he was so not what I felt a hero should be. He even sneaks into the cough medicine when the pills aren’t working up to snuff.
In the 1st book Vic’s partner of so many years is retiring and we meet Vic at his soon to be ex partner Maurice’s retirement do. What struck me very quickly is his very loneliness and lack of connection with anyone. He is a gay cop and in this house of people he was not a part of it. You also meet Vic’s smexy love interest the confident and successful Jacob, also a cop. What is it with this name. All these gorgeous Jacob/Jakes???!!! They are polar opposites. Vic is a scruff, who has issues finding a clean jacket and Jacob looks like he has stepped out of a fashion magazine. The connection between the two is luscious and hot. Bathroom sex, merow!
All 3 books have that cop and mystery kinda thing going on but it is also about letting someone into his life, trust and making a connection. I really enjoyed all of them. Occasionally I felt the mystery wrapped up a little too smartly and quickly and had a few issues with pacing, but to be honest it was not really a huge deal as I enjoyed the read so much. It looks like the 4th book is coming out soon and I am looking forward to reading it muchly! You can check out JCP here and here.
No rain on the roof tonight, it is cold and the fire is hot. A perfect night for reading some of lovely Mr Lanyon’s short stories I got this week and trying to think of my last DIK bloke.