Hey, I’m Agent Calvin Summers and this is my partner Agent Ethan Hobbs. I see they’ve decided to bring you along. I hate to burst your bubble, but you’ll be staying in the BearCat. If there is a shooter out there, no way Sloane’s letting you out of this truck. You’ll just have to watch from the windows. Don’t worry, they’re bulletproof. Hold on. Hobbs wants to know what you did to piss Ash off. He’s got that please-give-me-a-reason-to-punch-you-in-the-face look. Not that it’s all that different to his usual expression.
Ooh, you let Cael take the rap for you? Not a good move. Ash will bust up anyone who messes with Cael. Those two are tight. What? I don’t know, man. I don’t ask those kinds of questions. Besides, we can be close to our teammates without being secretly involved. Hobbs isn’t uncomfortable. He always looks like that. Shy? Yeah, I guess he is. You can talk to him, you know. Just don’t expect him to answer. Not verbally anyway. Of course it’s tough, but we find ways around it, don’t we bud? There’s that smile I like to see.
I suppose being best friends and partners has its challenges, but in a way it’s easier because we’ve been in each other’s hair since we were kids. We know everything about each other. I know when he’s having a really tough day, and I can help him through that. He knows when I need my own space, and when I need my best friend. We’ve done everything together. Went to the same schools, took the same classes, and joined the THIRDS at the same time. We worked so well together that during the recruitment process, Sparks made us partners without a second thought. Do we fight? Of course we do. But we know that no matter what happens between us, we’ll always be there for each other.
Looks like we’re staying here to keep you company. What if they need me? Look, I don’t go around taking people out. I work Defense like everyone else on the team. I’m called in to use my specialist skills as a last resort. When Sloane tells me to take my position, that’s it. Once I’m given the authorization from Sloane, I neutralize the target. That’s right. I can’t afford to see them as anything other than targets. Once it’s over, it’s a different story. Those targets become people. I didn’t become a sniper because I like doing it. I’m damn good at it and I have my ways of dealing with it. How does Hobbs feel about it? I know he’s frowning. Means he doesn’t like the question. You can’t ask these kinds of questions and expect simple answers.
The team’s moving in. There’s our guy. I really hope he doesn’t resist arrest. Oh shit, did he just throw a trashcan at Letty? She’s busting out the tranq gun. It’s pretty much over. Will Ash go after him for it? Are you insane? Ash would never get in Letty’s way. He knows better. Ash backs her up and steps in when he’s needed. Female agents get treated the same as male agents at the THIRDS. If they couldn’t keep up, they wouldn’t have been recruited. Rosa and Letty might be Human and smaller in stature than the rest of Destructive Delta, but they will take you out before you know what’s hit you. It’s over. Told you. Team’s heading back. Letty’s in the zone, so good luck with that.
About Rack & Ruin
New York City’s streets are more dangerous than ever with the leaderless Order of Adrasteia and the Ikelos Coalition, a newly immerged Therian group, at war. Innocent civilians are caught in the crossfire and although the THIRDS round up more and more members of the Order in the hopes of keeping the volatile group from reorganizing, the members of the Coalition continue to escape and wreak havoc in the name of vigilante justice.
Worse yet, someone inside the THIRDS has been feeding the Coalition information. It’s up to Destructive Delta to draw out the mole and put an end to the war before anyone else gets hurt. But to get the job done, the team will have to work through the aftereffects of the Therian Youth Center bombing. A skirmish with Coalition members leads Agent Dexter J. Daley to a shocking discovery and suddenly it becomes clear that the random violence isn’t so random. There’s more going on than Dex and Sloane originally believed, and their fiery partnership is put to the test. As the case takes an explosive turn, Dex and Sloane are in danger of losing more than their relationship.
About the Charlie Cochet
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.
Itinerary (Tour Stops)
4th Nov – Hearts on Fire Reviews (Invitation from Lieutenant Sparks)
5th Nov – Carly’s Book Reviews (Sergeant Maddock)
6th Nov – The Novel Approach Reviews (Team Leader Sloane Brodie)
7th Nov – Bookwinked (Agent Dexter J. Daley “Dex”)
10th Nov – It’s About the Book (Chief Medical Examiner Hudson Colbourn)
11th Nov – MM Good Books Reviews (Agent Rosa Santiago)
12th Nov – Joyfully Jay (Exclusive Excerpt)
13th Nov – Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews (Agent Cael Maddock)
14th Nov – TTC Books and More (Agent Ash Keeler)
15th Nov – The Blogger Girls (Agents Calvin Summers and Ethan Hobbs)
17th Nov – Love Bytes (Agent Julietta “Letty” Guerrera)
18th Nov – Attention is Arbitrary (SSA Austen Payne)
19th Nov – Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews (Team Members Interview)
20th Nov – Books Make Me Happy Reviews (Author Interview)
21st Nov – Prism Book Alliance (Farewell from Destructive Delta)
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Don’t forget to check out Susan65’s review of Rack & Ruin to see what she thought of it!