They’d been through it all and emerged victorious. Now they stood on the very brink of a whole new life bursting with possibilities and renewed hope for the future. Colin will take the bar exam and begin his promising career as an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for the city of Charlottesville. Joshua receives his second Ph.D. and adds Forensic Psychologist to his list of achievements. What could possibly go wrong?
Three students are abducted from the University of Virginia campus. All three are recovered alive but have been sexually assaulted and brutally beaten. From his new position as Assistant Commonwealth Attorney, Colin partners with both campus and city police in a combined task force determined to solve these horrific crimes and put the perpetrator behind bars. But can they succeed before the ‘campus abductor’ strikes again?
The abusive and volatile husband of one of Joshua’s patients threatens his life. Suddenly Joshua is under siege as he is stalked both at work and at home by an unstable assailant.
Entangled in both these life-threatening situations, Colin struggles to protect both the university he loves and the man he adores. But...
“Oh god, Josh, my sweet love, if anything’s happened to you...” his voice trailed off, unable to voice the unthinkable.
“NO! Joshua’s mind shrieked. I can’t give up! I won’t give up! Colin will come! He’ll come!”
Warning: This novel discusses sensitive material which may be distressing to some readers. Relevant Law explores themes of abduction, physical violence, and non-graphic sexual assault.
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Heat Level: 4
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 2 Age: 26-35
Tropes: Hero and the Great Quest, Hurt / Comfort, Rescue
Word Count: 95376
Setting: Charlottesville, VA, USA
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters
On the edge of an overgrown field on a deserted dirt path called Reservoir Road, was an abandoned two room church. Their image of the building was grainy and vague, and overgrowth had nearly obscured the building from view. “Built in 1947,” Donald read. “Abandoned since 1962.” He lifted his head and gave Colin a grim smile. “That’s it. That’s where he is. It’s damn near on top of Joshua’s ping.”
Lenny contacted his advance team who quickly confirmed the building’s location. “Stay there,” Lenny told them. “We’re on our way.”READ MORE
Colin clenched his teeth and leaned against the computer desk, hissing in air in short, shuddering gasps. “Hang on, Josh!” he begged, his voice a hoarse whisper. “Hang on, baby. I’m coming!COLLAPSE