RELEASE DAY- REVIEW: The Family Man -The Mind Hacker Book #1- A.J. Rose

The Family Man Book Cover The Family Man
The Mind Hacker Book #1
A.J. Rose
Mystery, Gay Romance, Mystery Romance
March 8, 2024
AJ Rose is back and in full effect! If you’ve ever read anything by AJ you’ll be excited to know this book has that draw-you-in-and-hold-you-down effect we’ve all come to love in their stories. If AJ is new to you, strap in. This story takes you for the ride of your life! - Miski Harris, Author of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Special Agent Jon “Ice Man” Anderson is one of the FBI’s best monster hunters, catching predators using their darkness against them. It’s his purpose, and he’s relentless.

Rookie Special Agent Tracey Smith is Jon’s opposite, shining light in the shadows and counteracting the dark with hope. Together, they may be the perfect combination to catch The Family Man, a sniper terrorizing St. Louis, dealing death through the scope of a high-powered rifle.

They can’t afford distractions.
Jon can’t ignore the feelings Tracey has evoked.
Feelings he hasn’t allowed himself in years.

Jon’s not the only one compelled by Tracey….

In a city held hostage, the FBI races to stop the killing.
Before the sniper finds them,
And they lose everything.

The Mind Hacker: The Family Man is the 107,000-word opening salvo of a gay romance/suspense series following a law enforcement/workplace pairing through a bisexual awakening all the way to their eventual happily-ever-after.

Content warning: The Mind Hacker series contains themes of dark violence, including off-page sexual assault, psychological manipulation, narcissism, and other disturbing themes. If you’d like specifics, the author will happily answer questions through their email:

Every word and cover of every book published by this author has been crafted by a human and always will be.

Review by Jay Mountney
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team

This is an excellent crime story, based around the work of an FBI team of behavioral analysts setting out to profile and catch a serial killer.

The amount of detail about their work is fascinating. In the background there is a very slow-burn mm romance between two of the team.

Both the crime element and the romance development are gripping. It takes a great deal of work to pinpoint the killer and in the end more than one of the agents is put at risk. The team leader and the rookie agent know they should not be getting together but this risk and the outcome show them how much they might mean to each other.

The location (St Louis) is lovingly portrayed, and I felt as if I was getting to know it. The writing is assured, and the characters are interesting and three dimensional, even the minor ones, the victims, and the villain. Altogether a great introduction to what promises to be a wonderful series. I am already looking forward to the next volume and highly recommend the book.

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