Rise & Fall
(THIRDS, Book 4)
by Charlie Cochet
Genres: M/M Romance, Shifters, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Mystery/Suspense
After an attack by the Coalition leaves THIRDS Team Leader Sloane Brodie critically injured, agent Dexter J. Daley swears to make Beck Hogan pay for what he’s done. But Dex’s plans for retribution are short-lived. With Ash still on leave with his own injuries, Sloane in the hospital, and Destructive Delta in the Coalition’s crosshairs, Lieutenant Sparks isn’t taking any chances. Dex’s team is pulled from the case, with the investigation handed to Team Leader Sebastian Hobbs. Dex refuses to stand by while another team goes after Hogan, and decides to put his old HPF detective skills to work to find Hogan before Theta Destructive, no matter the cost.
With a lengthy and painful recovery ahead of him, the last thing Sloane needs is his partner out scouring the city, especially when the lies—however well intentioned—begin to spiral out of control. Sloane is all too familiar with the desire to retaliate, but some things are more important, like the man who’s pledged to stand beside him. As Dex starts down a dark path, it’s up to Sloane to show him what’s at stake, and finally put a name to what’s in his heart.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Picking up exactly where Rack & Ruin left off, Rise & Fall continues the dramatic sequence of events that left us all breathless. THIRDS is forced to adjust their strategy as the Coalition continues to make their presence known while more secrets from their past emerge and impact the men and women of THIRDS in unexpected ways.
The team is unsettled as relationships evolve and emotions surge. Difficult choices must be made as the lines between their personal and professional priorities become even more blurred.
RISE & FALL has a different overall feel when compared to the first three books in the series. It is less action packed and more emotionally intense; focus shifts towards the relationship dynamics and individual conflicts the THIRDS boys are facing.
Each human/Therian team is truly unique. It's no surprise that their private lives are equally complex. I love learning more about what makes the characters tick as Charlie expertly adds layers to her series with each new installment.
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 Historical to Fantasy, Contemporary to Science Fiction, there’s bound to be plenty of mischief for her heroes to find themselves in, and plenty of romance, too!
Currently residing in South Florida, Charlie looks forward to migrating to a land where the weather includes seasons other than hot, hotter, and boy, it’s hot! 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.
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