JT was a perfectly happy orc building cars in the Arizona desert until his old friend and sometimes lover Austin showed up and talked him into one last crime. Now “one last crime” has snowballed. With a new team of thieves—a supersoldier, a hacker, a driver, a graffiti artist, and a seafaring wizard—JT and Austin are determined to free an artificial intelligence from the dungeon of the Burning Magus.
For JT, this job is more than a prison break; it’s a do-over of The Job That Went Bad two years ago, the catastrophe in which JT lost his closest friend and then chose to abandon everything, even Austin. Maybe this time no one will die. Maybe this time JT can return to Arizona and bury his old life for good.
Except Austin won’t be buried. After two years alone, Austin knows he wants JT—not just as a partner in crime, but as the lover he always should have been. Maybe this time they won’t make the same mistakes, especially when it comes to each other.
The explosive final book in Allmon's Blue Unicorn erotic fantasy trilogy (after Apocalypse Alley) is a delightful mix of action, emotion, and surprisingly raw sexuality. JT is an orc who's quite content to work on his cars, as he has done for the past two years while trying to put Austin, his former elf lover, out of his mind. Moving on isn't easy and it's harder when Austin comes back to ask JT's help for one last job. Rescuing a piece of the Blue Unicorn an AI built by Austin's dead sister, Roan is difficult enough. Taking it from a literally flaming wizard while most known criminal organizations have bounties out on Austin just adds to the fun. Guilt over Roan's death and JT's part in it drives JT toward a redemption that may never be enough. Teeming with humor, raunch (with bonus tentacles), and a certain edgy thoughtfulness, resplendent with emotional highs and lows, this novel is an epically satisfying series conclusion.