Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Cillian works for the mysterious Special Branch 20: an organization that runs black ops commissioned by the British government. His specialty is deep undercover assignments with virtually no support. He’s been alone for so long that he no longer knows anything else.
Mal’s also used to being alone. Wanted in several states and even more countries, he’s not allowed in the vicinity of any of his former Navy SEAL teammates. And his current assignment is to track Cillian in order to discover the spook’s endgame. Except he’s no longer sure which one of them is getting played.
Cillian isn’t about to let the mission that’s consumed him for the past several years crumble because an outsider is poking around where he doesn’t belong. But Mal forces his way through Cillian’s defenses—and into his heart—exposing a devastating betrayal that could destroy them both.
I have enjoyed SE Jakes series that are connected to this one, Hell or High Water and EE, Ltd and I liked this just as much. But it’s a cliff hanger and no real date in sight of the next book….
Cillian and Mal have both been seen in other books but this is the first focused on them. These two both have deep pasts that are only partially delved into in this book and I hope we learn more about them. They are connected far more than they ever though until the end of this book and we can see the connection. Both of these men have been damaged and I couldn’t help but feel for them and there is no disguising that their jobs aren’t the easiest either.
Dorian Bane did a wonderful job narrating this story as always. I loved the voices he used for the characters and how easily it helped to understand them. I could feel their emotions and connect with them easily.
I really like the cover art by LC Chase and I like how it’s just similar enough to the other connected books but different at the same time.
Audiobook, 2 hrs 30 min
Published: April 12, 2018 by Riptide
Edition Language: English
Series: Dirty Deeds #1