Internal Affairs investigator Jeremy Ranklin is looking into corruption within the Reno Police Department when he’s ordered to examine the suspicious death of the Chief of Police. The assignment partners Jeremy with Detective Cristian Flesh. Though they spar at first, Jeremy earns Cristian’s trust, and they work well together. Deeply closeted, Jeremy fights an attraction to fellow cop Kipp Mosely. The investigation brings Jeremy and Kipp together, but lies and secrets prevent things from going any further. Jeremy will need both Kipp’s and Cristian’s help to discover how deep the corruption runs—and to stay alive when the danger hits close to home.
Closing ranks starts with us getting introduced to Jeremy Ranklin who is an internal affair officer. He has been trying to fight his feelings for fellow officer Kipp. He is not known to be gay, so he is trying to fight his urges as to not to be found out.
As soon as I started reading, I knew I would like this book, I loved the writing style of the author, and it gripped me as soon as as I started. I loved everything about this book, Kipp and Jeremy’s relationship was so deep and meaningful, I fell in love with both the characters. The blossoming relationship felt really real.
There was a great suspense in the book, wondering if the chief of police’s death was actually a suicide or a murder, I kept flitting between who I thought was responsible for the death and as to whether it was actually a suicide. I did find however that the police work took a bit of a back seat for the romance aspect of the book, but I didn’t mind this overall because I did love the book.
There is 3 other books before this one, which I have not actually read, however I didn’t feel like I really missed out much because there wasn’t any detail that I didn’t understand, so you can definitely read this by itself.
Overall, a very good read. I loved the romance, the mystery and the story.