Originally published By:
Loose Id LLC
Published: Jan 03, 2012
Reissued: January 19, 2015
Word Count: 48,578
Forensic accountant Brian Foster was a rising star at TFOS — the FBI’s Terrorism Financing Operations Section — until he was abducted, “questioned,” and left for dead. His nine days of captivity broke him. Brian retreats to the mountains of western Maryland where he amasses enough weaponry to hold off a zombie horde and enough lamps to pinpoint his location from the International Space Station. He’s losing the battle against paranoia. Too bad TFOS needs him. Brian stumbled onto something big when he vanished last year and TFOS needs that case resolved. Now.
The FBI tasks Special Agent Zachary Murdock with gluing Brian together and returning him to TFOS. Brian will steady once he focuses on work instead of his neuroses. As Zachary nudges Brian back into the career that cost him dearly, Brian’s paranoia escalates. Personal and professional lines blur. Zachary isn’t sure which presents the biggest complication anymore: Brian’s peculiar brand of crazy, the case they’re working, or the closeted submissive’s surprising — and enthralling — kink.
Zachary and Brian both know, when the case heats up and they’re forced to run, they’re operating at a loss, though: they are in the red.
Oh, I just love a good geeky hero and Brian is such a great character. He is totally adorable with his floppy bangs, glasses, and rock concert t-shirts. And he has such a great combination of stubborness, intelligence, and vulnerability. His mental state is shaky and his grip on sanity sometimes weak, but he has an underlying strength that carries through everything…Joyfully Jay
Ms. Gregg writes the best messed up characters that I love and want so desperately to save. Brian’s trauma breaks my heart. He’s so adorable, even when he is being confrontational….The Romance Reviews
In the Red will touch your emotions and have you rooting for a happy ending for this unusual couple. With a realistic plot and two heroes sharing control, In the Red will have you reading into the night until you have finished. You will fall in love with Brian and Zachaery and hope for more. In the Red by Kari Gregg – excitement, heat and surprises – what more could you want!…SensualReads.com
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