Title: Blood & Thunder
Author: Charlie Cochet
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
When a series of bombs go off in a Therian youth center, injuring members of THIRDS Team Destructive Delta, and causing a rift between agents Dexter J. Daley and Sloane Brodie, peace seems unattainable. Especially when a new and frightening group, the Order of Adrasteia, appears to always be a step ahead. With panic and intolerance spreading and streets becoming littered with the Order’s propaganda, hostility between Humans and Therians grows daily. Dex and Sloane, along with the rest of the team, are determined to take down the Order and restore peace, not to mention settle a personal score. But the deeper the team investigates the bombings, the more they believe there’s a more sinister motive than a desire to shed blood and spread chaos.
Discovering the frightful truth behind the Order’s intent forces Sloane to confront secrets from a past he thought he’d left behind for good, a past that could not only destroy him and his career, but also the reputation of the organization that made him all he is today. Now more than ever, Dex and Sloane need each other, and, along with trust, the strength of their bond will mean the difference between justice and all-out war.
I was so excited (and impatient) to get my grubby little reviewer hands on this book after reviewing the first one in the series and let me tell you it did not disappoint!!! Dex, Sloane and the team are fast becoming my favourite characters – well maybe not Ash quite so much, the jury is still out on that one.
The Order of Adrasteia are becoming more prominent and are set on wreaking havoc across the city without any thought or concern for loss of life. Their aim is to rid the world of Therian’s and cause as much death and destruction as possible. The backlash to this plan is that a rogue group of Therian’s have emerged to fight back making the THIRD’s job even more difficult.
It seems as though Team Destructive Alpha are thwarted at every turn and are always one step behind. Sloane is having nightmares and is starting to believe that whatever is going on is tied to his childhood as a first Gen somehow. The clues keep appearing but the team are just not quite quick enough to stop the threats.
When a Therian Youth Centre is targeted secrets start to spill and Sloane finds himself spiralling out of control. It seems not even Dex can help him. Sloane is too ashamed to trust the man he is falling in love with and Dex is getting to a point where he feels he may have to walk away for his own sanity.
This book delves into Sloane’s past and helps explain more about how he has become the man he is today. There is a very tender love story going on behind all the hatred and mayhem and Sloane is going to have to man up and trust a lover if he is going to keep hold of Dex and have any future with him.
As in the first book the secondary characters are crucial and there is a lot going on with other members of the team. Ash is his usual pain in the ass self but you have to wonder again what his feelings are towards Cael. What about Calvin and Hobbs? There is so much opportunity for more, more and then some more with this series!!
Charlie Cochet has added another brilliant book to this new series and I am biting my nails waiting for Rack & Ruin. This series is exciting, well written and addictive! In the meantime if you want to keep up on the gossip about my favourite boys there is a THIRD’s Nerds discussion group on Goodreads
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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