Grey, Andrew. “Artistic Pursuits”, Dreamspinner Press, 2012.
I have said it before and I will say it again—I always look forward to reading something by Andrew Grey and he proves that he is an excellent writer with his latest book, “Artistic Pursuits”. He is an author that pulls us in on the first page and holds us there until we close the covers. I just have one problem with that and that is I have to wait for the next book to come out. It is such a pleasure having a gay man write about gay men from his own point of view which is always accurate.
Here we meet Frank Jennings, an FBI agent who needs something in his life. Leslie Carlton is an Interpol agent who is trying to find a thief and as he searches, he meets Frank as both men tackle a case about a stolen triptych of Tiffany windows. However, after spending a wonderful night of making love, Leslie is summoned to London to try to continue his assignment there. We face the question of whether their separation will influence heir feelings and will they be able to hold onto them during the separation. This is a true test for the men and sure enough, Leslie is returned to the United States when the case again becomes active. Their feelings for each other complicate the case and we all know how difficult it is to work while in the throes of love and passion. The men have total dedication to their jobs and they were really just getting to know each other. They must find a way to continue with their work as they work on building a life together.
Grey’s prose is excelled and his characters are beautifully drawn. I found the novel to be fast paced and as such, I found myself turning pages rapidly. Score another winner for Andrew Grey