Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Retro Review: Thunder & Lightning by Patricia Logan


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 Indian 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 tangle with a couple of locals. 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.

Thunder and Lightning is Book 6 in Patricia Logan's Death and Destruction series.  This series follows the same couple and partners in the ATF through the whole series. Each book builds up to the next book, so I think the only way you'll get the full enjoyment from this series is reading all of them in the appropriate order.  Sadly, I believe this is the last book in the series, but I hope we'll see more of Jarrett and Thayne in the future!

In book 6, Thayne and Jarrett are finally going on vacation, but, as expected, it definitely is not a vacation.  Thayne's mom, Dot, has asked them for help at her sister's ranch.  Dot has been staying on the ranch, trying to take care of selling it and taking care of all the property.  She's had some issues with a road running between the ranch and tribal land and isn't getting help locally.  But, it turns out that the situation is more dire than any of them could have predicted, and that the man Thayne and Jarrett have been trying to put away is hiding nearby.  I was so happy to see the Mills Lang storyline come to an end. Running in the background of this story is the storyline of the traitor within their midst.  I had long suspected who the traitor was, and it turned out I was right.  

This was a fast paced, action packed story, and sadly involved the death of a team member.  I was highly impressed with the information and effort the author put into this story!  I was not impressed with the torture the author put Thayne and Jarrett through. ;)  I love that the relationship between Thayne and Jarrett gets stronger through this series.  They live and work in a crazy environment, but they don't allow that to affect their relationship.  They stand strong together as partners, both personally and at work.  I loved how the having Jarrett's dad and Thayne's mom in this story, and especially loved how into each other they were! 

This whole series is terrific and I hate to see it come to an end!  The Death and Destruction series had made me laugh, cry, gasp, and completely sucked me into the adventures of Thayne and Jarrett.  I highly recommend this whole series! 

Rating:  5 stars!!

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