Consumed (Dark Protectors #4) (Paperback)

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Outstanding praise for Matt Cain and his novels


"A beautiful, deeply human exploration of the blurred lines between love and friendship that exist in the queer community, with a tender understanding that the most important love of all can be the love and forgiveness we hold for ourselves.” —Steven Rowley, New York Times bestselling author of The Celebrants and The Guncle Abroad


“Sweet, detailed, and heartwarming.” Kirkus Reviews

“Another charmer.” Library Journal

“This is fun, frothy and frivolous; perfect for the gay beach.” The Bay Area Reporter

Becoming Ted is a thoroughly detailed portrait of the fictional small town of St. Lukes-on-Sea and the colorful characters who call it home. It's also a touchingly reflective examination of how much gay identity has changed over time, with queer folks of a certain age or growing up in other parts of the world having to cope with issues—like abuse, imprisonment and internalized homophobia—that are much more dangerous than those with which Ted is contending. In the end, however, most of the story’s many strands are tied up neatly in a show-stopping finale that, while perhaps not entirely realistic, is quite satisfying.” BookReporter

“Matt Cain isn't afraid to make the audience smile and laugh in Becoming Ted.” ScreenRant

Becoming Ted is truly a journey for all the characters, and I loved reading about people who are discovering new things about themselves later in life and evolving, which is my favorite part of the book. It truly goes to show you can always start anew at any time!” The Southern Bookseller Review


“A heartfelt coming-of-age story—first love and first loss, new friends and new identities, the realization that your parents aren’t who you think they are—except that the age Albert is coming-of is retirement. The most remarkable thing about the many wonderful love stories in this novel is how unremarkable they are after all.” —Laurie Frankel, New York Times bestselling author

“Wonderful. Written with such a good heart, filled with joy and strength and optimism . . . inventive and fun but most importantly, true.” —Russell T. Davies, creator of Queer as Folk and It’s a Sin

About the Author

More than a thriller, this pulse-pumping saga offers a captivating glimpse into a treacherous underworld filled with grit and suspense. Fans of crime literature should be prepared for an exhilarating ride as they buckle up and ride shotgun in this gripping page turner.

Though battle-wounded and scarred, Raphael has survived the criminal underworld in Benin with the help of the US government. Together with his wife, Essie, and their adoptive son, Kaion, they enjoy a seemingly picture-perfect life. Their harmony is shattered when CIA agent Rhys unexpectedly shows up at their doorstep.

No aspect of life comes without a cost, and Raphael soon realizes that even his comfortable existence has a price. In a move to bring down Abaku, the mastermind behind US financial scams and the same man responsible for the international wire fraud that nearly cost Raphael his life, the US government opts to cash in their favor, endangering the lives of those Raphael cherishes the most.

To expose the elusive enemy, Raphael must delve deeper than he ever imagined, putting his family at risk and questioning loyalties. Betrayal lurks around every corner as he is coerced into joining an elite government agency, and the stakes are higher than ever before. As the casualties mount in this deadly game of cat and mouse, Raphael must discern friend from foe in order to survive and save his family.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781601831422
ISBN-10: 1601831420
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Publication Date: December 18th, 2012
Pages: 341
Language: English
Series: Dark Protectors