Reviewed by Kat
TITLE: Thunder and Lightning
SERIES: Death and Destruction (book #6)
AUTHOR: Patricia Logan
PUBLISHER: Westburg Publishing
LENGTH: 320 pages
RELEASE DATE: July 25, 2017
Jarrett Evans and Thayne Wolfe have been partnered in the ATF for nearly two years and their love and commitment to each other has grown over time. Now faced with one final challenge, the boys are headed to Arizona to help Thayne’s mom, stumbling headfirst into a brand new case. When a man is shot on Dot’s sister’s ranch, their informal investigation leads to the Native American reservation bordering the property.
Juggling tricky tribal politics isn’t something Jarrett and Thayne are accustomed to but, as with most things in their lives, nothing is ever uncomplicated. When a surprise sighting shakes Thayne to his very foundation, they call out for help and their colleagues ride to the rescue along with a little help from the FBI. The mystery on the reservation only deepens when they start putting two and two together. Questionable cigarettes at the Ahtunowhiho Trading Post may be the least of their worries.
From the mean streets of Los Angeles to the vast deserts of Arizona, Thayne and Jarrett once again brave the minefields of bad guys, bigshots, and a vicious betrayal that kicks them in the ass. But one thing is certain. Thru thunder and lightning, Jarrett and Thayne are never alone. They’ll fight for each other down to the last man standing, even if it costs them their very lives.
Patty Logan has captured both my attention and my heart with these two men. This one of my favorite series and this book was a nail biter!
Jarrett and Thayne are in for a really rough ride. They accompany Thayne’s mom, Dot, back to sister’s ranch in Arizona, with Mark, Jarrett’s dad in tow. Things are spooking Dot and the men are going to get to the bottom of the mystery. When their plane lands, after a very amusing scene in LAX, they are met with the news that one of the ranch hands was shot. As par for the course with these two agents, they are thrust in the middle of what looks like a brand new case unfolding…or is it???
I promise I won’t give anything away but you need to know that this is a much more gruesome and grittier book than the rest. Mills Lang seems to be lurking around our men again and that man is nothing but pure evil. I had to put the book down at times because I literally couldn’t take anymore. I actually had one of my night terror attacks that we believe was triggered from one of the scenes in this book. Not to say it wasn’t needed but it was more than I was prepared for.
What I truly loved about this book was several things. I loved how deeply in love and committed these men are and how difficult it was to watch them have to stay “closeted”. They are literally each other’s life and breath! I also really enjoyed getting to know Dot and Mark more. They are great together and I hope there is more in the future for them. What was most special was how committed the men’s friends and work colleagues were to them. I also want way more of Lincoln and Sarah and their budding relationship.
I went into this book thinking it was the final one in the series. I have a really hard time when a series ends. Especially when I believe there really is more to tell. One of the best part of the book was reading the author’s note! I just wasn’t ready for these men to suddenly exit my life and apparently neither was she. She states “I had intended on ending Thayne and Jarrett’s story here but I have fallen in love with this series over the last two years and I don’t think it’s yet finished.” I couldn’t agree more! I am pleased that she wrapped up a storyline that needed it but I agree that there is too much more left to be covered.
I can’t recommend this book and the entire Death and Destruction series enough. I will again state that this book has some pretty gruesome and difficult scenes to read and may not be for everyone but it is such a fabulous series and Patricia Logan is a accomplished and gifted story teller.