Title: Hell & High Water (THIRDS #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Charlie Cochet (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: July 7, 2014 – 296 pgs
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.
I just finished reading “Thirds – Hell & High Water book 1” by Charlie Cochet this morning. I have to say that I was blown away by this book. This is the first book I have read by Charlie Cochet and I have now found a new author that I will continue to follow and read books from. This book has everything a reader could ask for in it. There is heartache, love, distrust, acceptance, mystery, sadness, happiness, seriousness, and light heartedness. I fell in love with the characters of this book. First there is Dex…..Dex is one of those people that everyone loves and wants to be around. He is full of spunk. He views the world as a glass always full type of person. He is one of those people who wants to make everyone smile and laugh at times when stress could spiral Individuals into the darkness. But at the same time he knows when to be serious and is a person who you can depend on in any situation. He is the heart of the “Thirds” team. He brings a broken team back to life and starts healing their broken hearts. Then there is Sloane….Sloane is a broken hearted Thirds team leader who lost the love of his life Gabe, which also happened to be his partner on the Thirds team. With Sloane you can feel the hurt and pain rolling off of him in waves. He is also one of those individuals that you are rooting for to find a happy ending. Then there is the team itself….a bunch of misfits that make up the perfect partnership to fight for the rights of the humans and Therians.
Most would read the description of this book and think that it is a book about paranormals but is so NOT. This is a book that could become a reality in the future.
This book is a book that catches your attention from the first page and will not let you go until the very last page. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series.
I highly recommend this book. You will definitely enjoy the read.
Charlie Cochet is an author by day and artist by night. Always quick to succumb to the whispers of her wayward muse, no star is out of reach when following her passion. From adventurous agents and sexy shifters, to society gentlemen and hardboiled detectives, there’s bound to be plenty of mischief for her heroes to find themselves in, and plenty of romance, too!
Currently residing in Central Florida, Charlie is at the beck and call of a rascally Doxiepoo bent on world domination. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading, drawing, or watching movies. She runs on coffee, thrives on music, and loves to hear from readers.