Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett have managed the impossible: a few months of peace and quiet. After nearly a year of personal and professional turmoil, they’re living together conflict free, work is going smoothly, and they’re both happy, healthy, and home every night before dark.
But anyone who knows them knows that can’t possibly last. When an emergency call from home upsets the balance of their carefully arranged world, Ty and Zane must juggle family drama with a perplexing crime to save a helpless victim before time runs out.
From the mountains of West Virginia to a remote Texas horse ranch harboring more than just livestock and childhood memories, Ty and Zane must face their fears – and their families – to overcome an unlikely enemy and bring peace back into their newly shared world.
Rating: Narration – A- : Content – A
This sixth book in the Cut & Run series sees a change of pace, a change of publisher and a change of narrator, with J.F. Harding taking over from Sean Crisden. I would have happily continued listening to Mr. Crisden until the end of the series, but I certainly won’t complain about the substitution, because Mr. Harding is an excellent performer and I knew he’d do a great job with these stories and – most importantly – characters who have become such firm favourites.
Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett have come a long way since they met and fell in lust in Cut & Run. They’ve grown together through a camping trip from hell, a luxury cruise that saw them targeted by international criminals, riots, bombings and anarchy closer to home and a road trip in which everything that could go wrong did go wrong (book five, Armed & Dangerous) – and by the time we reach book six, Stars & Stripes, are in a committed relationship that’s lasted for almost two years. Although there’s an engrossing mystery plot running in the background, Stars & Stripes focuses heavily on character and relationship development and allows Ty and Zane to be the sappy couple who are very much in love – and in the grand scheme of things it’s the calm before the storm of book seven, Touch & Geaux, which broke my heart, ripped it out and stomped on it several times over.
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