As some of you may have seen on FB and Twitter, I’ve got a contract with Dreamspinner Press for the sequel to Cop Out, called Cover Up (although I suppose that could change). This is Ivan’s story (and those of you who were hoping for Kurt’s brother, Ian, I’ll be working on his story soon). I’d actually started writing Ivan’s story before Cop Out, but Kurt and Davy were pretty damn insistent & wanted to go first. Tentative dates are end of 2012/early 2013.
Cover Up – tentative blurb:
Detective Ivan Bekker is at his lowest point. Recovering from a bad break up with a cheating boyfriend, he’s involved in a drug bust gone bad where he kills his first man and his friend ends up shot, fighting for his life. He’s under investigation for his part in the shooting and he has to attend therapy sessions. It’s exactly the wrong time for his boss to insist he go undercover on an off-the-books operation, but the timing is critical and it may be a chance to plug a leak in the department.
Off balance and without back up, Ivan finds himself playing the part of Parker Wakefield’s recently divorced roommate, an identity so much more pleasant than his real life. He finds it hard to believe the sweet Parker could possibly be a criminal, much less have ties to a Russian mafia drug trafficking operation, and develops an unprofessional affection for his roommate. The temptation of Parker is too much to resist, because Ivan feels whole and real and sane when he’s with Parker. When Ivan is confronted with clear evidence of Parker’s criminal involvement, will he allow their relationship to sway him, regardless of the consequences, or will he arrest the man he’s falling for?