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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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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
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  • 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.