Author: Sarah Madison
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Characters: Jerry Parker and John Flynn
POV: 3rd Person
Scene Setting: San Francisco
Sub Genre: Contemporary, Mystery
Book Cover Rating: 4
Special Agent John Flynn is everything Jerry Parker is not: dangerously handsome, coolly charismatic, and respected by his peers. Special Agent Parker is dedicated and meticulous, but his abrasive personality has given him a reputation for being difficult. When new information on a cold case appears, Parker is assigned to work with Flynn, and the sparks fly as their investigative styles clash. Contact with a strange artifact changes everything when it bestows unusual and unpredictable powers on Flynn… and the two men must learn to trust each other before a killer strikes again.
Unspeakable Words, by Sarah Madison, is a great story, one which makes a big turn in the plot half way through. In the beginning this is a story of two FBI Agents searching for a serial killer. Jerry is ridged, almost to the point of being anal. Never assigned to one area for very long he has never bonded with his fellow co-workers. On top of all that he is also openly gay. John on the other hand is very charismatic, flirting with everyone around him in order to get what he wants. Each of the men is equally intriguing and you can’t help but be drawn to them. Paired together for a case the men’s differences cause them to clash, yet, when during the course of their investigation John undergoes a major change, sorry you will have to get the book to find out just what happened, the men become closer.
This story has a lot going for it in both the romance and mystery department. Watching these two work around their attraction, especially since John is straight, was hilarious. As for the mystery, it is hard to say too much without giving anything away. While the men were able to clear up some loose ends, there were many questions left unanswered so if we are lucky the author will have a follow up for us in the future.