Special Agent Ryan “Mac” McGuinness is having a rough week. Not only is he on a new diet, but he’s also been tasked with keeping Henry Page—the world’s most irritating witness—alive. Which is tough when Mac’s a breath away from killing the Shakespeare-quoting, ethically-challenged, egg-obsessed Henry himself. Unless killing isn’t really what Mac wants to do to him.
Con man Henry Page prefers to keep his distance from the law . . . though he wouldn’t mind getting a little closer to uptight, handsome Agent McGuinness. As the sole witness to a mob hit, Henry’s a valuable asset to the FBI. But he’s got his own agenda, and it doesn’t involve testifying.
When evidence surfaces of a mole in the FBI office, Mac and Henry are forced to go into hiding. Holed up in a fishing cabin, they’re surprised to discover that their feelings run more than skin deep. But as the mob closes in, Henry has to make his escape. And Mac has to decide how far he’s willing to go to keep Henry by his side.
These characters were beyond fun… that is, up until the ending… Can you say cliff hanger? Yeah, all I can say is it’s a good thing that the books run close together, otherwise I would be giving the authors a hard time. Let’s just say, the minute I finished The Two Gentlemen of Altona I immediately requested The Merchant of Death (#2) and Tempest (#3). I’ve learned my lesson and I also really, really, really don’t trust this writing duo to not leave me hanging again. 😉
Yeah, I loved these guys. Henry was a lovable con man and Mac was beyond straight-laced. Together, these two were comical. Mac wasn’t used to being made a fool of and Henry seemed to do it at every turn. It wasn’t malicious though, it was survival. The only way that Henry knew how to do it.
I loved these two together though. Henry was a real ‘people person’ and he saw right through Mac. He seemed to know things about Mac that no one did, and none that Mac was willing to admit. Henry also knew things about the people that Mac had worked with for years that he had failed to notice. He wormed his way into everyone’s heart, so it was no surprise that he would finally work his way into Mac’s. He was as irritating as he was lovable.
The Gentlemen of Altona was full of fun, just enough heat and an unlikely bad guy. I was totally entertained until the very end. The jaw-dropping, cliff-hanging end. Those evil authors will get you every time. Needless to say, I’ll be reviewing the next two books sooner rather than later.