The Hell or High Water series:
- Catch a Ghost (book #1) – in this review
- Long Time Gone (book #2)
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Everyone knows that Prophet—former Navy SEAL, former CIA spook, full-time pain in the ass—works alone and thinks only about the trouble he can cause. But his boss, Phil Butler of Extreme Escapes, LTD., has just assigned Proph not only a new partner but also a case haunted by ghosts from Proph’s past. Suddenly, he’s got to confront them both head on.
Tom Boudreaux—failed FBI agent, failed sheriff, full time believer in bad luck—is wondering why the head of a private contracting firm has hunted him down to offer him a job. Still he’s determined to succeed this time, despite being partnered with Prophet, EE, LTD’s most successful, lethal, and annoying operative, and even though the case is also resurrecting his own painful past.
Together, Prophet and Tom must find a way to take down killers in the dangerous world of underground cage matches, while fighting their own dangerous attraction. And when they find themselves caught in the crossfire, these two loners are forced to trust each other and work together to escape their ghosts . . . or pay the price.
So what did I think?
If the purpose of the first book in a series is to hook the reader right, to leave you panting for more, desperate to read the next book, then Catch A Ghost succeeds! From the smoking hot main characters, to the mystery and the action, I hung on every word.
The plot – new partners on a mission for the private agency they work for – violence, shooting, kidnapping, torture…These are tough men.
The characters – a bit damaged, a bit broken and a lot HOT – strong, hard and sexy (and Tom’s tatts and piercings!)
Prophet and Tom are both men with complex pasts. They have physical and emotional scars and there are many secrets that stay hidden. Their relationship is not an easy one and this story does not bring them together neatly. It keeps you thinking and wondering and when you finally reach the end, eagerly waiting the sequel so that you can follow Prophet and Tommy’s story!
5 stars all the way!
Here’s the song that Prophet hums throughout the book…….Flogging Molly “If I Ever Leave This World Alive’.
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