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Detective Pope Dades is a veteran police officer working in the Hollywood division, one of the busiest police precincts in the country. Dealing with drug dealers, hookers, and mentally ill suspects on a daily basis is his stock and trade. He once loved his job with the LAPD, but three years ago, he put his trust in the wrong man, and he’s been paying the price ever since. Refusing to work with a partner after the first one nearly killed him, Pope is jaded, still hurting, and hanging onto the career he once adored by a thread. 

Homeland Security Investigator Felix Jbarra is a fresh-faced young agent with a bright future in the DHS ahead of him. Deeply closeted, Felix hides his sexual orientation from his huge Catholic family, which brings him terrible guilt and grief. One night in a backroom nightclub encounter, he connects with a man who inexplicably makes him want to confess everything. Assigned to help shut down an elusive child sex-trafficking ring, Felix instinctively knows he’ll need turn to the more experienced detective for help if he and his partner want to crack this case. 

In the first audiobook of the brand new Thin Blue Line series, join Felix and Pope in this exciting adventure as their worlds collide on the mean streets and in between the sheets....

Thin Blue contains a sneak peek at Order & Anarchy (the second title in the Thin Blue Line series)

Please note: If you’ve read the Death and Destruction series, Lincoln Snow, McBride M. McCallahan, Jarrett Evans-Wolfe, and Thayne Evans-Wolfe also play ongoing roles in this new series. Never fear, Jarrett probably won’t be base jumping off any more buildings...probably.

©2018 Patricia Logan (P)2018 Patricia Logan

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What a ride!

Corruption, betrayal, crooked cops, homophobia, trafficking and enough steam to melt your ears. This book has it all, and it was full speed from word one.

Pope Dades has got trust issues that run as deep as the Mariana Trench. And he has a lot of reasons for those trust issues. Putting his trust in the wrong person nearly got him killed three years back. Since then he's trusted no one but himself. Working alone, he's got no one watching his back, so when an arrest goes wrong his job hangs by the thinnest of threads.

Felix Jbarra works for Homeland Security and is hunting a human trafficker. He's deeply closeted and the only one who knows he's gay is his partner and friend. A very hot encounter at a bar connects him to Pope which signals the start of a web so tangled it not even the best of spiders can find their way out.

Pope and Felix work well together from the get go. Well after some initial head butting that is. Their relationship is kind of full speed ahead from their first meet. Don't get me wrong, there's no insta love - plenty of lust and steam though. Then there's trust, and it all just follows from there. I like that it's a work in progress, that by the end of the story there aren't any huge declarations or happily ever after. There is just a now, and a solid beginning, and I can't wait to see how it all develops in the future.

Michael Pauley did a great job narrating this book. He nailed the suspense, the action. He lived in the story while narrating and brought the listener into it as well. He made the character and the plot come alive. And boy was it an intense ride these past ten something hours. I love listening to Michael Pauley, it's always effortless and I never have to wonder who's speaking. He has a wide range of distinct voices and he's always able to maintain them throughout.

The plot was fantastic. And by that I don't mean the quality of it, just that all that was going on, was beyond credible or believable. It was a lot, intricate and over the top at times - I mean the good guys were truly few and far between, and the many, many ambushes and firefights. Still, just like putting on an action movie where things go boom and the heroes always miraculously survive time and again, you aren't looking for it to be credible, you are looking to be entertained. And Logan delivered that with this book. I was entertained throughout.

Thin Blue Line is a spin-off of sorts from the Death and Destruction series. I haven't read the original series, and didn't have any problems following along with this one. On the other hand, there were hints of past events, so while waiting for Order & Anarchy to be released I might just go back and listen to the Death and Destruction series.

Thin Blue was a really good start to a promising new series. it was fast paced, filled with action and it had me at the edge of my seat.

A copy of this book was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review for Love Bytes

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Thin Blue

Man, Patricia Logan is such a great writer. I really feel like I don’t have the words to describe how well written this book was. Just like her Death and Destruction series, this book gives us just about every single thing you want and look for in a great story. Romance, Action, Suspense, Mystery, Intrigue. These characters and their personalities are fascinating and I loved every moment of this book. It completely pulls you in and grips your full attention the entire time. I listened to this one in audio, and I literally wanted to cry every time I had to pause this book for other “actual life issues” LOL. I did not want to stop this book at any point in time.

Patricia Logan’s storytelling, Plus Michael Pauley’s narrating skills equal Absolute Perfection!!

Detective Pope Dades’ is an openly “outed” gay police officer in Hollywood, CA. He works in a division where basically no cop has his back including his Ex-partner who he was very obviously wrong to put his trust in. Pope’s ex-partner is a really horrible person, every time we meet him in this book I hate him just a little bit more. Felix Jbarra works for Homeland Security and is trying to take down a child trafficking ring when he comes into contact with Detective Dades. They have a Super HOT meeting before they even realize who they are. And it’s basically instant lust and love between the two men taking over from there. But there is so much more to the full storyline, so many twists and turns and action and suspense you don’t even focus on the Instant love factoring into the equation. This book just completely sucks you into the plot of what is happening. OMG, and if you have read any of Patricia’s previous books you will get to see some awesome character appearances in this one. I was thrilled when Detective Cassidy Ryan (Silver series) shows up to help Felix and Pope. And then Jarrett, Thayne, Lincoln and McBride, (Death & Destruction series) all show up, I loved getting glimpses of these guys and I really hope they show up in future books of this series. I just want more of them all. I don’t even want to divulge any major details or spill any spoilers so let me just end this review saying… BUY THIS BOOK, and/or AUDIOBOOK. You will not be disappointed at all. Definitely worth any price you have to pay for it.

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Great start to a new series

I really enjoyed listening to this book. Michael Pauley did a great job as usual. It was awesome to "see" friends from the Death and Destruction Series make appearances throughout the story.

I enjoy Ms Logan's stories because most of the time, as in this case, the storyline outweighs the sexy times. Don't get me wrong: there are some great sexy times. But the plot does not revolve around constant sex.

The one thing I didn't find completely comfortable was the speed at which the "feelings" developed between the MCs. We have one relatively easy going, but in the closet MC, and a very damaged (both emotionally and physically) MC, who appear to develop fairly strong feelings in a very short span of time. I'm not entirely sure that the timeline for this book is more than a week or so. That being said, I did not find that this diminished value from the plot in any way. This is just my personal hang-up.

I also found it interesting that the work situation ended up the way it did; mainly because it seemed obvious (IMO) that the boss was aware of the relationship.

All in all, I thought this was a very entertaining listen. The storyline kept me entertained, the characters were easy to get to know, and the plot twists were interesting, if not somewhat predictable.

I definitely think this is worth a listen. I have not read the book, but the audiobook was well worth the credit.

Happy listening!

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Great first book in the Series

I have to admit, some of the content is difficult to get through. The child sex ring and gay bashing- to be exact. But I’m hoping it lays the foundation for the series, or the characters.

I love Patricia Logan’s Death and Destruction series, so I jumped wholeheartedly into this new series. While her writing style is just as fabulous... I haven’t felt the same connection (yet) to the characters. I’ll keep reading the series, and enjoying one of my favorite authors works!

Should you buy this audio book- YES! It really is a great book, and Michael Pauley works his magic again!

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  • JoeyOh
  • Southern California
  • 10-07-18

Superior

The story and plot and sub plots all well done i loved this page turner . I'm now a follower and will read more from this talented author for sure!

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  • Aislin
  • Arlington, VA United States
  • 10-03-18

It was a fun listen

It was a little rambling and slow at times, but I overall enjoyed the story. It doesn't take too much thinking, but still interesting.

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Patricia and Michael once again a big WIN

love to read anything by Patricia but Michael makes it come to life and for me that is a big win on both accounts.

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What a rollercoaster of emotions!

Pope and Felix are characters that are strong, confident, professional with a twist of human vulnerability. Can't wait for the next book!

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  • Dee Winston
  • Winston Salem, NC, United States
  • 09-19-18

Loved

I loved this introduction to Felix and Pope. For Pope to find someone to trust with all he has been thru. And for Felix to be able to understand and give him what he needs. And I get crime and mayhem. And we get the other characters we love from the other series. I cant wait for more

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  • edga
  • 09-13-18

great narration

Good start to the series

I enjoyed Ms Logan's Death and Destruction series in audio, and so looked forward to this one, I wasn't disappointed. I was dragged into the story from the start, the narration was, as usual, well above par, the main ingredients were certainly present, I do love me a story about messed up alphas. Also, Michael Pauley's narration was spot on and certainly added to my enjoyment of the story.

I also like a good mystery/thriller and this certainly delivered (beware though, the story does involve child trafficking); there are lots of twists and turns and it is action packed. Parts of the storyline were a little implausible, but hey, it's fiction and sometimes it's good to suspend belief. There were also parts of the story which were a little slow, but it being the first take in a new series, and it setting the scene, so to speak, this is understandable.

At this stage I'm not as big a fan of Pope and Felix as I was of Thayne and Jarrett, from the Death and Destruction series, but it's early days and I'm convinced that this will come as the series progresses. So, a good listen with plenty of action, suspense and intrigue. Looking forward to the next book in the series.