Well, hello there. Do you come here often? Judging by your wide-eyed expression, I’d say that’s a no. I’m Agent Daley. You can call me Dex. Whatever you’ve heard about me is completely untrue. Unless it’s about my mad karaoke skills or general awesomeness. Canteen incident? What canteen incident? Oh, that canteen incident. Totally blown out of proportion. So two agents ended up in the infirmary. Was it my fault they dived headfirst after the squirrel, at the same time? Listen, if the windows in the canteen weren’t meant to be opened, they should be sealed or have a sign or something. They have a sign? Who the hell reads those things? Other than you, obviously. What’s your friend saying? I like to cause trouble? Look me in the eye and tell me this is the face of a troublemaker.
Wow. Didn’t even hesitate. That was harsh. You cut me to the quick. Okay, you all didn’t come here to talk about the THIRDS canteen windows or hurt my feelings, so how about moving onto something a little more fun? Let’s leave this stuffy office and I’ll show you around.
Down this way are our briefing room, locker rooms, and most importantly Unit Alpha’s personal canteen where you’ll find vending machines and snacks. Why are you wearing that lame press pass? You don’t need to wear that. It’s just a formality. No one really cares. Everyone knows you guys are here. Trust me. Would I lie to you?
See, your associate there trusts me. Oh look, it’s Agent Zachary. Hey, Zach, looky who’s not wearing their press pass?
Ooh, ouch! That had to hurt. Did you see that? That tackle was epic! Zack takes breaches in protocol very seriously. Who else wants to call me a troublemaker? I am freakin’ adorable! What’s that? No you can’t get tackled by Agent Sloane Brodie! Only I can get tackled by Sloane Brodie. Professionally, of course. Not in a sexy, naked kind of way. Let’s move on, shall we?
Down this hall here are the sleeper bays. They come in handy when working tough cases and you need to catch a nap. Are they used for anything else? What are you insinuating? That agents use it for unspeakably naughty things? What kind of organization do you think we’re running here? Fraternizing is against the rules. How do I feel about my partner? He’s an exceptional Team Leader. I trust him with my life. Levelheaded, intense, skilled–He said what about me? Really? I am not blushing. What? So I can’t smile now? Get back to what Sloane said about me. Aw, he said that? The big goof. Yeah, he does have a mighty fine–You eyeballing my partner? He’s an amazing guy. Even if at times he has a hard time believing it himself.
I see you like discussing my tall, dark, and broody partner. I too like discussing my tall, dark, and broody partner. How about I show you the canteen–no squirrels this time–and we can chat over a frothy cup of java? We’ve got plenty of time before Hudson picks you up. The team is awesome, so you’re in good hands. Wait, Sparks is leaving you alone with Ash? Oh…. uh, you’ll be fine. Just, try not to make any sudden movements. Don’t make eye contact either. You might want to keep some distance from him as well. Don’t worry about it. Everything will be just fine.
About the Book
Rack & Ruin, THIRDS Book 3
Genre: M/M Romance, Shifter, Paranormal, Mystery/Suspense, Science Fiction, Humor
Published: Nov 7th, 2014
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: LC Chase
Ebook ISBN-13: 9781632164209
Paperback ISBN-13: 9781632164193
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.
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About the Author
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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