Mens Rea

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Dreamspinner Press, Jun 1, 2015 - Fiction - 25 pages

James Carter is forty-five and has been a police officer most of his life. He married young, lost her young, and his life revolved around his work and his son. Young is a recurring theme in his life, he thinks, when he meets the considerably younger AUSA Derek Moore on a case and finds himself ruled by the whims of his heart.

The road to love between a hotshot lawyer and a veteran cop was never going to be smooth, not in the real world, but there are criminals, misunderstandings, and a lack of communication standing in their way too. Both are so stubborn and convinced their interest is one-sided that it takes a murder case, exhaustion, and an adjournment for them to get their act together. They move fast after that, but they both know there’s no guarantee for tomorrow.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Daily Dose package "Never Too Late."

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User Review  - SerenaYates - LibraryThing

This story provides a series of glimpses into James's life as a police chief. I found them interesting, insightful, and they gave me a great look at his gradually growing attraction to Derek, who is a ... Read full review

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User Review  - RonFritsch - LibraryThing

The gay men at the heart of this story are remarkably open, especially in view of the line of work they do: apprehending and prosecuting criminals. James Carter, called “chief” by the others, is a ... Read full review

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