Hell & High Water
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... show more
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.
Publish date: 2014-07-07
Publisher: dreamspinner press (july 7, 2014)
Pages no: 296
Edition language: English
Series: THIRDS (#1)
Hell & High Water is the first book in the THIRDS series by Charlie Cochet. It starts with Dex putting his work partner behind bars for shooting a Therian in the back in cold blood. Of course, this doesn't go down very well with others in the police force so he gets beaten up for his trouble on more...
I love an action book that feels Iike a really wild Bruce Willis movie. Dex is a tough and soft human who I had no option but it adore and be entertained by him. Slone is a Shifter who needs love more than you can ever imagine. I was totally engrossed with this alternate universe, fun. Just when I w...
This is teetering between a 2 and 3 star book. I'm just a bit tired of the 'dead past lover' trope where there has to be healing and trust to move over. I guess I like my relationships a bit more dysfunctional.
I liked it. It had cool and interesting characters (Team Dex!!!) and some great banter. The crime plot was a bit thin and predictable, but still solid I think. The world-building was mostly done in an introduction, which worked out well, because the reader knew exactly what's what from the start. ...
Reviewer: Sandra Genre: M/M Urban Fantasy 3.75 Hearts Review:Interesting take on shifters, the biological warfare explanation as opposed to paranormal. I liked how they poked fun a little at the typical shifter trope of "marking", no insta-love mates here! The prologue did great at giving us the b...