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Publisher's Summary

THIRDS, Book 4 - Sequel to Rack & Ruin
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.
©2015 Charlie Cochet (P)2015 Dreamspinner Press
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4 out of 5 stars
By Belen on 01-24-16

Mark Westfield does it again!

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Once again, Mark Westfield elevates the story with his wonderful character voices and narration. 5 stars for the audio!

I absolutely love and adore Mark Westfield’s narration of this series! To me, it’s Westfield’s narration that makes this series shine.

I enjoyed this story the best out of the series. I loved getting to see the relationship between Sloane and Dex deepen. I loved seeing Calvin and Hobbs give in to their feelings for one another. Finally, I loved Cael and Ash finally begin to come to terms with the feelings they are having for each other (or really, Ash come to terms, because Cael was already there).

I *didn’t* like Dex lying and going off on his own to investigate. It was good it was cleared up without too many mistakes that Dex wouldn’t have been able to come back from.

One thing I did miss is the humor that was present in the other books. There is some humor just not as much as the other books. However, it’s totally understandable being there was so much pain, etc. happening. This story definitely has a heavier emotional and angst-filled tone than the others in the series, but the emotion is so well done and the story flows really, really well.

Finally, Tony in the end? Classic!

What can I say? This series is full of humor, action, suspense, and sexy times. Couple all of that with Mark Westfield’s narrative delivery, and I’m hooked! Fans of the series won’t be disappointed with this installment. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next audio book in the series!

RECOMMENDED!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Morgan A Skye on 07-09-15

Fantastic Series with Fantastic Narration

Wow. Just wow. This book is sooooo full of good feels.

Sloane and Dex are so wonderfully gushy and sweet in this book. Their relationship is definitely cemented by the end.

We get a peek into the mystery that is Hobbs and an amazingly sexy and funny scene between him and Calvin.

Ash is looking like less and less of a hard ass and more and more like the love of Cael’s life.

All of the relationship stuff is amazing. The dialog, like always is hysterical. The spying done is both naughty and funny. The danger… well this isn’t really that “tense” of a book.

The biggest “hurdle” in this story is Dex trying to avenge Sloane’s attack. Predictably, Sloane doesn’t want him involved, and in fact, the team has been ordered to stand down. But… Dex is determined to capture the culprit himself, in Sloane’s name.

I kinda wanted to shake Dex, and totally understood Sloane’s feelings about it. I liked, however, that this was the first time we saw Dex as the guy who might screw up the relationship, and Sloane was doing everything “right” for a change.

All in all this totally appealed to my every romantic sensibility and tickled my funny bone.

I can’t wait for the next installment and I really hope Calvin and Hobbs get their own book ☺



Audio

I really enjoy Mark Westfiled’s narrations. He does a great job differentiating the different and myriad characters. He adds extra touches like altering his voice for telecom and intercom communications. I love even his female characters and his accents are wonderful!

5 of 5 stars

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lulu on 08-16-17

Sooooo good!

AUDIO REVIEW

I'm seriously loving revisiting this series in audio! I loved them when I read them the first time but it's a whole new experience in audio. As with the previous books Mark Westfield delivers fabulous narration. This is the book I fell in love with Ash Keeler, in the previous books Ash was just a bit of an ass but in this book he really shows his true colours and I just adore him.

This book picks up where book 3 ended on a mega cliff hanger! At the end of book 3 Sloan gets blown up in a car explosion meant for Ash. This book follows his recovery and Dex's single minded determination to seek justice, even going against Sparks orders and lying to Sloan.

Their relationship is tested in this book but their love and strength really emerges in this one and it was lovely to listen to. Sloan finally pulls his head out his ass and admits his true depth of feeling for Dex and they even takes it one step further in a particularly intense scent towards the end!

Secondary characters were again amazing. We get to know some of the other characters in this book particularly Seb and Austen who is hilarious. The other couplings in Destructive Delta become more intense in this book and there is one down right hilarious scene involving Hobbs, Calvin, Dex and Lou's converted catering van that was soooo funny in audio.

I'm so excited for book 5! Cael and Ash in audio eeeek!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By kindleaddict on 06-24-15

Another winner

If you could sum up Rise & Fall in three words, what would they be?

Brilliant, addictive, compulsory.

What other book might you compare Rise & Fall to, and why?

It's only possible to compare this with the other THIRDS audios and it's just as fabulous as the others.

Have you listened to any of Mark Westfield’s other performances? How does this one compare?

All of his work with the THIRDS books. I look forward to hearing more from him.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

All I can say is " White latex" and the last half dozen pages!

Any additional comments?

These books and audios just can't come fast enough!

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