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Dark N Deadly by Tee O'Fallon
Narrator: Vanessa Daniels
Series: Federal K-9 #3
Published by Tantor Audio on December 31, 2019
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Length: 10 hours, 47 minutes
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ATF Special Agent Eric Miller and his explosives detecting K-9, Tiger, pull over a truck, the contents of which are explosive. Literally. More shocking, the driver is the kid brother of a woman he left behind. One who still haunts his days and his nights.
They’d never so much as kissed, but Tess McTavish never forgot the handsome, dangerous agent who vanished in a shroud of mystery. Now the last thing she needs is an ATF agent with his own agenda. Doesn’t matter that Tess and her brother are innocent. If Eric learns the truth of their past, they’ll never be free.
Eric’s drive for revenge against the man who targeted him and his colleagues in a deadly explosion still burns hot inside him. Another bomb is about to be detonated and he’s sure there’s a connection between that man…and Tess’s family. But Eric and Tiger will do everything they can to protect the woman he’s falling for from what’s coming...
I love these books in the Federal K-9 series because of the dogs who work and the law enforcement aspects. The author has 23 years as a federal agent and it shows. Although, this is a work of fiction where some of them are in too obviously in danger. We see old friends from the first two books.
The couple in Dark N Deadly met and were attracted in a previous book. Neither has had a great family life. They both love their siblings but have had difficulties with parents. Tess is from Alabama and Eric worked there for many years.
Their reactions to the issues are different. Tess brings color and life to everything, feeling her passions. Eric has a more shut down, don’t have any feelings, you might get hurt style. That is all too common with both sexes.
Tess and Eric meet up again after he stops her brother on the road. Tess hasn’t seen her brother in 10 years and he’s just turned 18. He’s been set up driving a truck with contraband and is in real trouble. There’s plenty of action and suspense. Luckily, Eric is protective of them and they go after the real bad guys. I just wish Tess had been honest sooner, rather than holding back on Eric, but her history with the law has not been favorable.
I look forward to more in this series. So far they are all guys in law enforcement with K9 and they meet women in trouble. It’s likely to continue this way since we have met some of the other guys in their circle of friends, but it would be cool to have a female K9 officer too, like the author.
I was thrilled to get the previous book and this one for audio review. Vanessa Daniels continues as the narrator for the series. I enjoyed her distinct voices for both male and female characters. There are some slight regional accents. I was comfortable listening in my normal 1.5x speed.
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