Reviewed by Kat
TITLE: Death and Destruction
SERIES: Death and Destruction #1
AUTHOR: Patricia Logan
PUBLISHER: Westburg Publishing
LENGTH: 333 pages
RELEASE DATE: May 26, 2016
Forced to go into witness protection, ATF Special Agent Thayne Wolfe, is less than thrilled. The State’s Attorney needs him to testify against one of the most ruthless and notorious arms dealers in the world. Expecting boredom and lots of daytime television, he instead ends up with a ridiculous new job, a stupid new name, and the world’s most annoying shadow. Jarrett Evans, is nevertheless tasked with keeping Wolfe alive long enough to put Mills Lang and his crew away for the rest of their miserable lives.
Jarrett Evans, former Marine, has always been a free spirit, doing the dirty work for Uncle Sam whenever and wherever he’s needed. One of the best snipers in the world, Evans is at peace with the man he’s become. That doesn’t mean he’s ever liked the cold-blooded killer who stares back at him from the mirror every day. The moment he meets pretty boy Thayne Wolfe, things start a slow change and redemption begins to sound possible.
Mills Lang, the world’s most ruthless arms dealer, is little more than a serial killer in his own right. Rotting away in prison with nothing but time on his hands, Lang is determined to destroy the man he allowed into his inner circle. Thayne Wolfe will die in the most painful way… along with anyone he loves.
*Please Note* Title includes an exciting excerpt from “Flash and Bang”
(Stay tuned for Thayne and Jarrett’s continuing adventures. “Flash and Bang” Book Two… coming soon!)
I seem to be on a roll with my current books to review and I couldn’t be happier. Not only are they amazing books but they have included some of the most brave and handsome men to protect our civilians. Death and Destruction definitely did not disappoint in this department…or any other for that matter. I am going to warn you that I had to let my heart settle down before I could even start to write this review. It was that powerful and heart pounding.
I had become a fan of Patricia Logan after reading and reviewing her book Buttermilk Ranch and had been itching to do another. She definitely did not disappoint me this round either. Where as that had been a bit “tamer”, this book was action packed from the very start. You just had to hold on for a wild ride with these two alpha law enforcement officers. There were times when I was fearful that I had finally bit off more than I could handle but the author led me right to the brink and then eased off enough that I could continue on.
ATF Special Agent Thayne Wolfe is being put under special protection after spending two long, grueling years undercover with one of the most ruthless and heartless arms dealers in the world, Mills Lang. He not only knew all his arms deals but had witnessed him brutally kill a young man. His testimony is key to the Feds finally locking up the cold-blooded killer. Jarrett Evans is a former marine and one of the best snipers in the world. He is assigned to keep Thayne safe and alive for the trial. Everyone knows that Mills has put a very hefty price on Thayne’s gorgeous head. He has no plans to rot away in some prison for his deeds. Money can buy freedom if thrown around liberally enough. Death and Destruction is the the story of how these two men learn to trust and lean on each other to make it through all this alive.
I appreciate even more what our soldiers and law enforcement encounter to defend our country and keep us civilians safe. The horrors that they endure to both their body and their minds is unfathomable. The aftermath that comes about in the form of PTSD is painful to watch and horrendous to endure. Whether a soldier, a police officer or a Federal Agent, these people put their lives on the line each and every day for us.
This book was raw, gritty, action-packed and fabulous. It also had some bone-jarring, red-hot sex scenes sprinkled throughout that completed this fantastic first book in the new series. After looking for information to complete this review I discovered that this is a spin-off series from the “Marine Bodyguards” series. Jarrett and a couple other characters may be familiar to you if you have read that series. I hadn’t so it didn’t seem to be a problem if you haven’t. There are a few references that made me wonder, while I was reading this, but I felt I understood the entire story line completely. I can’t wait for the next book in the series, Flash and Bang, to see what happens to Jarrett and Thayne next. Luckily it is promised to be soon.