REVIEWED by Christie
SERIES: Agents Irish & Whiskey, Book 1
AUTHOR: Layla Reyne
PUBLISHER: Carina Press
LENGTH: 194 Pages
RELEASE DATE: February 27, 2017
Eight months after the car crash that changed everything, FBI agent Aidan Talley is back at work. New department, new case and a new partner. Smart, athletic and handsome, Jameson Walker is twelve years his junior. Even if Aidan was ready to move on—and he’s not—Jamie is off-limits.
Jamie’s lusted after Aidan for three years, and the chance to work with San Francisco’s top agent directly is too good to pass up. Aidan is prickly—to put it mildly—but a growing cyber threat soon proves Jamie’s skills invaluable.
Jamie’s talents paint a target on his back, and Aidan is determined to protect him. But with hack after hack threatening a high-security biocontainment facility, time is running out to thwart a deadly terrorist attack. They’ll have to filter out distractions, on the case and in their partnership, to identify the real enemy, solve the case and save thousands of lives, including their own.
So, the blurb for Single Malt totally sold me on the book. I mean, c’mon! FBI + unrequited lust + cyber terrorism & hacking = the makings for one heck of a story. And, it indeed was one great story! I believe this is Layla Reyne’s first book, and am quite impressed.
FBI Agent Aidan Talley’s life crashed and burned (literally) eight months ago when he was the sole survivor of a fatal car crash that seriously injured himself and killed his husband, as well as his FBI partner of 15 years. The two most important men in his life. Finally healed (physically at least), Aidan is back at work and has been assigned a new partner.
Jameson “Whiskey” Walker, former NCAA basketball player-turned-FBI agent, has been working in the Cyber division at the Bureau for about 3 years. He loves his job and has been secretly lusting after Aidan since first setting eyes on the much older man (which was essentially one of his first days on the job). So, when Aidan ventures into Jamie’s windowless, dimly lit workspace, the younger agent is a bit startled and confused as to what is going on. Until Aidan informs Jamie that they are now partners.
After a couple months of partnership and getting to know each other, Aidan and Jamie are asked to help an already overextended Bureau office in Texas by looking into a hacking case at a biocontainment facility. And then all hell breaks loose. Turns out that they may have stumbled on a huge case of bioterrorism. And, the terrorist may have help from the inside. So, Aidan and Jamie don’t know who they can trust, and are racing against time to stop a massive attack that could potentially kill several hundred people.
Single Malt is a brilliantly told mystery thriller that had me on the edge of my seat so often that it’s surprising I didn’t fall off. The book was filled with lots of action, massive amounts of mystery and intrigue, and of course, tons of romance. If you’re looking for a book with a bit of spice in it, then look no further. Single Malt is one heck of a ride. So, hop in, buckle up, and prepare for a fantastic trip into Layla Reyne’s world of Single Malt: Agents Irish and Whiskey, book 1. I, for one, cannot wait for book 2 to come out very soon.