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Honor N Duty by Tee O'Fallon
Narrator: Vanessa Daniels
Series: Federal K-9 #6
Published by Tantor Audio on October 18, 2022
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Length: 10 hours, 24 minutes
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Two years after his brother’s murder in jail, Department of Homeland Security K-9 Officer Kade Sampson is still haunted by guilt. No man should ever have to arrest his own brother, even if he is laundering money for a drug cartel. Fortunately, Laia Velez—his brother’s gorgeous widow—never learned the truth about Kade’s involvement. But when she asks him for help, he knows that trouble with the cartel is far from over…
Kade is the last person Laia wants to call. But between her house being thoroughly trashed and the uneasy sense that she and her young daughter are being watched, Laia isn’t taking any chances. The cartel wants something from her. And Kade and his K-9 partner, Smoke, are her only chance to survive whatever fresh hell is coming their way…
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. I like it because the dog has a personality and a role in the story. We get at least brief mentions, if not short scenes, with those from earlier books.
It’s sometimes a challenge to know exactly how to rate a story. I really enjoyed listening to Honor N Duty. I had fun with the romance, and the suspense. The K9s in these stories are wonderful and I love learning a bit about them and their abilities. The police procedures, investigations and mysteries are all great to follow. The bromance between these federal guys who have K9s is the best.
So I had to suspend some disbelief here. Kade falls for a women when he meets her only to learn a few minutes later she is his brother Josh’s finance, Laia. He shuts himself away from her, even after Josh is arrested at a drug bust. He does get to know his precious niece. Josh is murdered in jail but Kade keeps himself away from her until she calls when her house has been ransacked.
Now the drug cartel is searching for something Josh had on them. They will do anything to get it, putting Laia and her daughter in danger. Kade, of course, protects them falling for her all over again. Laia does some things which are very stupid even though she is generally very smart. Kade crosses some lines but does figure out a way to help them. The story has a pretty fast pace and some tense action. I had a good time with this story.
Vanessa Daniels has narrated all the books in the series and I enjoy her performance. There are appropriate differences in male, female and child voices. I listened at my normal 1.5x speed.
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