When a series of bombs go off in a Therian youth center, injuring members of THIRDS Team Destructive Delta and causing a rift between agents Dexter J. Daley and Sloane Brodie, peace seems unattainable. Especially when a new and frightening group, the Order of Adrasteia, appears to always be a step ahead. With panic and intolerance spreading and streets becoming littered with the Order's propaganda, hostility between Humans and Therians grows daily. Dex and Sloane, along with the rest of the team, are determined to take down the Order and restore peace, not to mention settle a personal score. But the deeper the team investigates the bombings, the more they believe there's a more sinister motive than a desire to shed blood and spread chaos.
Discovering the frightful truth behind the Order's intent forces Sloane to confront secrets from a past he thought he'd left behind for good, a past that could not only destroy him and his career, but also the reputation of the organization that made him all he is today. Now more than ever, Dex and Sloane need each other, and, along with trust, the strength of their bond will mean the difference between justice and all-out war.
©2014 Charlie Cochet (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press
I loved the first book in this series, Hell & High Water, and if it is even possible, I loved this one more. Dex and Sloane are just the perfect couple, minus the baggage, secretiveness, and emotional distance. But through the course of working together and recognizing the bond that they share, the cast of characters and the thrill and mystery of journey kept this story moving faster than I would have liked. Mark Westfield's narration was again, fantastic and added so much to Charlie Cochet's words. I cannot say to much with out spoiling, but if you read the first one...the second one is a definite must read. On to the next one in the series...
Book 1 felt like a probation period for Dex. This book saw Dex embraced as a member of The THIRDS. It also saw Dex and Sloane trying to figure out what exactly they were doing with each other.
Favorite audiobook moment was Cael telling Sloan about Dex and the Vaccum. Funniest scene EVER. I kept rewinding it and laughing. Excellent rendition by the narrator. I read some reviews where Dex's humor annoyed those readers but it's because Dex hides a lot behind jokes, laughter and a jovial personality. It's his coping mechanism with life's hurts and he has had a lot of hurts.
Given the drama with these two, I certainly see why fraternizing with co-workers is frowned upon. It has brought tension to the workplace and it clouds judgment. I also wonder how the people tasked with protecting society can't tell everyone in their organization is boinking their partner.
I am impressed with the writing because it is full of humor and the world building is good. I look forward to book 3 and more about the vigilante group. Face it, the tide didn't turn until the vigilantes got involved, so I actually like them. I will wait for the audiobook Jan 2015.
I enjoy the narrator and the job he is doing.
I listened to this book because i like sci-fi or fantasy and liked the fact that it didnt sound like one more of the one million shifterstories that you cant tell apart. And even though it is -sort of - a shifter story, its not like the ones i have read before and the univers the author has created is very interesting. The story holds a lot of promise and i will listen to the third book when its released. That being said, i think the MCs needs a character boost - you dont really get the feeling that you know them, kind of like they are unfinished somehow. The second book helped- so Im hopefull.
I love this book and this narrator! With out mark Westfield I doubt Dex would be as memorable. Best book!
I'm one of the reviewers at the Guilty Indulgence Review Site. I am always reading - I don't go anywhere without an ebook or audiobook!
I want more, and more, and more... this series is like one of those addictive tv series that you wait all week for and then as soon as its over, you count down until the next week. In a mishmash of romantic comedy and superhero manga, the books will hook any reader that gets through the world building details in book one. With book two, the action steps up and the characters shine even brighter. You've gotta love the way the narrator tells this story.
This series has a new fan in me!
This is a great series, but you really have to read in order to get the full effect. In this installment Dex and Sloane's relationship continues to progress, however Sloane is having a hard time moving forward from Gabe. He continues to push Dex away until he realizes how much he has to lose if he loses Dex. There is action and drama as the search for Isaac continues and we get more insight to some of the other couples in Destructive Delta. The witty banter and interaction between the characters continues to be my favorite thing about this series. I've already read the 3rd book and can't wait for it to come to Audible. The narrator's silky bass voice is great for most of the characters and he does a great job. Definitely worth a credit.
Can't say there is anything terribly new here. The cases and plot twists and easy to see coming but the characters are fun and the dialog is fairly solid. Enough good here to be worth a listen.
But the narration could use some work. I mean it got to a point where I would roll my eyes and get annoyed everytime I would hear the very female-like voice the narrator decided to use for many of those badass alphas. but other than that, the story is great. just not the narrator. His voice is weird, his accent is weird...ugh!!!
I like sci-fy and fantasy. My favorite books are Karen Miller's Kingmaker Kingbreaker series and Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles.
To me this is a "feel good" series so far. Everything between Dex and his partner Sloan seemed to go a little too smoothly, but for me that is OK. At this point the characters are all extremely likable but not much depth just yet. The book is concentrating on the two main characters and fleshing out their personalities particularly Sloan's character. He has a deep dark secret that he is keeping from Dex which I feel under normal circumstances would cause trouble in a relationship but as I said before with these two it isn't much of a problem as both are very patient with each other. The world the author has created is also still being fleshed out and is very interesting with the two races, humans and Therians, learning how to get along with each other. The book deals nicely with racial inequality, some people very excepting of each other and others extremely bigoted and hateful of those who are different from themselves. For the most part however the book deals with the relationship between the two main characters that started in the first book of the series as they are discovering more about each other as their adventure unfolds. There is also a fair amount of hot sex between the two men which is tastefully done. As this is an audiobook the narrator does a good job with the characters different voices and personalities. He also throws in some special effects such as talking to each other through communication devices which is kind of neat. Overall I enjoyed the book very much and look forward to the next installment.
"Excellent! & Great narration."
Exciting, funny and romantic, I Can not wait for the next book.
This gets five big stars!
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