Hell & High Water

Charlie Cochet
Hell & High Water
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Dreamspinner Press
Release Date
July 2014
Book 1 of THIRDS
Action/Adventure Romance, Alternate Universe, LGBTQ, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Vamps & Shifters Romance

When homicide detective Dexter J. Daley's testimony helps send his partner away for murder, the consequences—and the media frenzy—aren't far behind. He soon finds himself sans boyfriend, sans friends, and, after an unpleasant encounter in a parking garage after the trial, he's lucky he doesn't find himself sans teeth. Dex fears he'll get transferred from the Human Police Force's Sixth Precinct, or worse, get dismissed. Instead, his adoptive father—a sergeant at the Therian-Human Intelligence Recon Defense Squadron otherwise known as the THIRDS—pulls a few strings, and Dex gets recruited as a Defense Agent.

Dex is determined to get his life back on track and eager to get started in his new job. But his first meeting with Team Leader Sloane Brodie, who also happens to be his new jaguar Therian partner, turns disastrous. When the team is called to investigate the murders of three HumaniTherian activists, it soon becomes clear to Dex that getting his partner and the rest of the tightknit team to accept him will be a lot harder than catching the killer—and every bit as dangerous.

Book Review by Carly (Carly's Book Reviews) (reviewer)
Sep 04, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
289 people found the following review helpful
Homicide detective Dexter J. Daley was having a bad day. Who was he kidding? He'd been having a bad year, and that's what he thought before he met his new partner, Sloane Brodie.

All Dexter "Dex" Daley ever wanted was to be the best homicide detective on the force. Unfortunately, being the best meant being honest, and honesty came with a high price. When his partner committed an unforgivable crime, Dex chose to testify against him, making Dex the most hated detective in town. Being transferred to the Therian-Human Intelligence Recon Defense Squadron (THIRDS) elite crime-fighting division wasn't Dex's ideal job, but he decided to embrace the position, and its opportunities, for what it was. A second chance to keep doing the job he loves, solving crime.

Sloane Brodie hasn't quite gotten over the death of his partner and lover, Gabe Pearce. Given an ultimatum by his superiors to get along with his new partner or end up being replaced himself, Sloane is determined to make the best of an awkward situation. That is, until he meets the smart-mouthed and distractingly handsome Dex. He quickly realizes that there is no way he's going to be able to ignore the man assigned to have his back. When Dex shows an intelligence that Sloane never would have suspected, based on his first impression, and the sexual chemistry between the two men begins to sizzle, the new partnership quickly becomes hotter than either man anticipated!

HELL & HIGH WATER is an exceptionally well written and fast paced adventure that kicks off CHARLIE COCHET'S newest series, Thirds, in high Alpha Male style. Her characters are an irresistible group of strong, sexy, sarcastic and fearless warriors. An enticing mix of men and women, shifters and humans, all with mad fighting skills, and a group chemistry that pops. HELL & HIGH WATER was one story I just couldn't put down!
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