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Protective Behavior

By: Cari Z, L.A. Witt
Narrated by: Michael Ferraiuolo
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Detective Mark Thibedeau is perfectly happy doing his job in Internal Affairs and going home to his cat. Still, when his assistant wants to set him up on a blind date, he can’t help but be intrigued.

Dr. Ryan Campbell loves the frenetic pace of working in an emergency department. He likes his life and doesn’t need anyone. But that guy his colleague wants him to meet does sound pretty interesting.

It’s instant chemistry when they meet - and instant chaos.

That chaos isn’t just phone calls interrupting dates. When a patient comes into the ED rapidly bleeding out from a gunshot wound, Ryan suddenly finds himself in possession of evidence that could very well put two White cops in jail for killing an innocent Black man in cold blood.

Not sure what else to do, Ryan takes the evidence to the only cop he can trust - Mark.

Now, Mark is investigating a delicate case, and Ryan is a material witness, and putting their fledgling relationship on hold is the least of their problems. Dirty cops stalk Ryan and his colleagues. Higher-ups question Mark’s investigative integrity at every turn. Worse, he’s tugging at threads of a citywide systemic problem of cops getting away with racially motivated murder.

And there are cops with blood on their hands who will gladly kill to keep that system running.

CW: racially motivated violence, White cop-on-Black civilian violence

©2020 Cari Z & L.A. Witt (P)2021 Cari Z & L.A. Witt

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Nakita Thomas

Love it! Protective Behavior from start to finish Andreas and Darren are married and back to work. 💖

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Great case, mediocre characters

I really enjoyed the case which is why I rated this story 4 stars. However, there was very little character and relationship development. The main characters seemed forced. The authors tell us they’re into each other, but I didn’t feel it.

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enjoyed it

📖 Story comment: good pace, interesting characters, enjoyed the story.
It was nice to get more story on Mark Thibedeau, the case that's been dropped in his lap is complicated with the potential for huge consequences, and he must walk a very fine line to ensure there is nothing that can be challenged to bring justice to the victim, even if it means losing Dr. Ryan Campbell, the blind date he actually wants to get to know on a more intimate level.

🎧 Narrator comment: Michael Ferraiuolo is a master story teller. He suits the characters, has a plethora of accents, wonerful pacing, good cadence, inflections and intonations and pulls all the emotions out of the story. His performance brings life to every scene and i've thoroughly enjoyed his performance.

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• 1 not my thing • 2 didn't like the narration • 3 didn't keep my attention • 4 was good, but once was enough • 5 enjoyed it • 6 will listen again if i'm in the mood for the narrator • 7 goes on the "re-listen" list [4⭐] • 8 kept me up past bed-time [4.5⭐] • 9 recommended to family/friends [4.75⭐] • 10 own it in all formats [5⭐] • 11 keep a copy with me at all times [5⭐]
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As always, amazing narration!

I didn't think I'd like this one as much because it wasn't about Darren and Andreas but I adored it. The story was gripping and I loved Ryan and Mark! I wish there was more!

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Loved it

Love this series, so happy Mark for his book too.
As always Micheal is doing an excellent job at narrating.
Very enjoyable and highly recommendable.

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