This is a lot more of an aggressive soundtrack than I often write or edit with. Got some Rage Against the Machine and Alice in Chains as well as Snow Patrol and Spiritualized. I’ve listened to it a few times today already, it’s got a lot of good brood and upbeat anger that you’d expect with a sexy political thriller.

Gemini was such a fun book to write and a challenge to edit, trying to pull all the elements together. The sex is super hot, the politics ripped from the headlines, and the setting in Houston made for a steamy thriller.

Cass Manning is a serial monogamist, grad student, and identical twin to Paul, a drug-addicted prostitute. Fleeing his unfaithful boyfriend, Cass returns to Houston after years away only to be drawn into danger before he’s out of the airport.

When Paul dies under suspicious circumstances, Cass must rely on one of Paul’s clients, Kilo, a mercenary willing to protect Cass in exchange for favors. Together they have a chance to bring justice to the corrupt heart of Texas’s political power structure, but Kilo’s mysterious past may tear him from Cass when he needs him most. Even if they outlive their untouchable adversaries, how does a polite academic find lasting love with a soldier of fortune?

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