THIRDS

11 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 585 ratings

Hell & High Water Summary

When homicide detective Dexter J. Daley’s testimony helps send his partner away for murder, the consequences - and the media frenzy - aren’t far behind. He soon finds himself sans boyfriend, sans friends, and, after an unpleasant encounter in a parking garage after the trial, he’s lucky he doesn’t find himself sans teeth. Dex fears he’ll get transferred from the Human Police Force’s Sixth Precinct, or worse, get dismissed. Instead, his adoptive father - a sergeant at the Therian-Human Intelligence Recon Defense Squadron otherwise known as the THIRDS - pulls a few strings, and Dex gets recruited as a Defense Agent.

Dex is determined to get his life back on track and eager to get started in his new job. But his first meeting with Team Leader Sloane Brodie, who also happens to be his new jaguar Therian partner, turns disastrous. When the team is called to investigate the murders of three HumaniTherian activists, it soon becomes clear to Dex that getting his partner and the rest of the tightknit team to accept him will be a lot harder than catching the killer - and every bit as dangerous.

©2014 Charlie Cochet (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press
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  • Book 1

    • Hell & High Water

    • THIRDS, Book 1
    • By: Charlie Cochet
    • Narrated by: Mark Westfield
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    When homicide detective Dexter J. Daley’s testimony helps send his partner away for murder, the consequences - and the media frenzy - aren’t far behind. He soon finds himself sans boyfriend, sans friends, and, after an unpleasant encounter in a parking garage after the trial, he’s lucky he doesn’t find himself sans teeth. Dex fears he’ll get transferred from the Human Police Force’s Sixth Precinct, or worse, get dismissed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 4 stars read/listen

    • By Mrs M D Attenborough on 02-02-15

    Regular price: £23.49

  • Book 2

    • Blood & Thunder

    • (THIRDS Book 2)
    • By: Charlie Cochet
    • Narrated by: Mark Westfield
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 74

    With panic and intolerance spreading and streets becoming littered with the Order's propaganda, hostility between Humans and Therians grows daily. Dex and Sloane, along with the rest of the team, are determined to take down the Order and restore peace, not to mention settle a personal score. But the deeper the team investigates the bombings, the more they believe there's a more sinister motive than a desire to shed blood and spread chaos.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Soooo good!

    • By Lulu on 14-08-17

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 3

    • Rack & Ruin

    • THIRDS, Book 3
    • By: Charlie Cochet
    • Narrated by: Mark Westfield
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 63

    Innocent civilians are caught in the crossfire and although the THIRDS round up more and more members of the Order in the hopes of keeping the volatile group from reorganizing, the members of the Coalition continue to escape and wreak havoc in the name of vigilante justice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another fantastic audiobook from Charlie Cochet

    • By Pollypo on 24-03-15

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 4

    • Rise & Fall

    • THIRDS, Book 4
    • By: Charlie Cochet
    • Narrated by: Mark Westfield
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    After an attack by the Coalition leaves THIRDS Team Leader Sloane Brodie critically injured, agent Dexter J. Daley swears to make Beck Hogan pay for what he's done. But Dex's plans for retribution are short-lived. With Ash still on leave with his own injuries, Sloane in the hospital, and Destructive Delta in the Coalition's crosshairs, Lieutenant Sparks isn't taking any chances.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sooooo good!

    • By Lulu on 16-08-17

    Regular price: £19.39

  • Book 5

    • Against the Grain

    • THIRDS Book 5
    • By: Charlie Cochet
    • Narrated by: Mark Westfield
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    As the fiercest defense agent at the THIRDS, Destructive Delta's Ash Keeler is foul mouthed and foul tempered. But his hard-lined approach always yields results, evident by his recent infiltration of the Coalition. Thanks to Ash's skills and the help of his team, they finally put an end to the murdering extremist group for good, though not before Ash takes a bullet to save teammate Cael Maddock. As a result, Ash's secrets start to surface, and he can no longer ignore what's in his heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Why have seconds when you can have 'Thirds'

    • By Nathan on 10-11-15

    Regular price: £19.39

  • Book 6

    • Catch a Tiger by the Tail

    • THIRDS, Book 6
    • By: Charlie Cochet
    • Narrated by: Mark Westfield
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Calvin Summers and Ethan Hobbs have been best friends since childhood, but somewhere along the line, their friendship evolved into something more. With the Therian Youth Center bombing, Calvin realizes just how short life can be and no longer keeps his feelings for his best friend a secret. Unfortunately, change is difficult for Ethan; most days he does well to deal with his selective mutism and social anxiety.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Well read but not much happens

    • By elly gausden on 06-06-16

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 7

    • Smoke & Mirrors

    • THIRDS, Book 7
    • By: Charlie Cochet
    • Narrated by: Mark Westfield
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 47

    Life for Dexter J. Daley has never been easy, but he's always found a way to pick himself back up with a smile on his face. Taken from his home and the arms of Sloane Brodie, his boyfriend and THIRDS partner, Dex finds himself in a situation as mysterious and lethal as the Therian interrogating him. Dex learns what he's secretly believed all along: his parents' death wasn't an accident.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I did not want it to end :(

    • By Nathan on 09-10-16

    Regular price: £24.19

  • Book 8

    • Thick & Thin

    • Thirds, Book 8
    • By: Charlie Cochet
    • Narrated by: Mark Westfield
    • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    In a matter of days, Dex has been kidnapped, tortured, killed, revived, become half Therian, offered the chance to become a spy, and accepted a proposal to marry his jaguar Therian boyfriend, Sloane Brodie. It's been a lot to take in, and although Dex is still trying to wrap his head around everything that's happened, he knows he has to move forward. After the events of Smoke & Mirrors, Dex and Sloane find themselves in one of the most frightening situations of all: revealing the truth to their Destructive Delta family.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Lulu on 02-07-17

    Regular price: £14.09

  • Book 9

    • Darkest Hour Before Dawn

    • THIRDS
    • By: Charlie Cochet
    • Narrated by: Mark Westfield
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    THIRDS Team Leader Sebastian Hobbs and Chief Medical Examiner Hudson Colbourn are as much in love now as they were nearly seven years ago when a tragic event on the job destroyed their relationship. The two drift together only to be pulled apart time and time again. When Hudson draws the interest of dangerous enemies, both within and outside the organization, Seb wants nothing more than to protect the man who still means everything to him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Lulu on 29-10-17

    Regular price: £23.49

  • Book 9.5

    • Gummy Bears & Grenades

    • A THIRDS Novella, Book 9.5
    • By: Charlie Cochet
    • Narrated by: Mark Westfield
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    THIRDS Agent Dexter J. Daley can’t wait to marry his fiancé, Team Leader Sloane Brodie, but first he’s looking forward to celebrating his bachelor party - which he intends to be a shenanigans-free evening of getting his groove on with family and friends. Of course, events don’t work out as planned, but for Dex that’s nothing new. One thing is for sure, dodging drug dealers and hired thugs amid booze, dancing, and even a bear costume will guarantee it’s a night Dex will never forget.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved

    • By kindleaddict on 16-11-17

    Regular price: £13.79

  • Book 10

    • Tried & True

    • THIRDS, Book 10
    • By: Charlie Cochet
    • Narrated by: Mark Westfield
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    When THIRDS Agent Dexter J. Daley met Team Leader Sloane Brodie, he couldn’t have imagined how slamming into his new partner -literally - would shake both their worlds. Now, four years later, they’ve faced dangers, fought battles both personal and professional...and fallen deeply in love. Now, their big moment is finally in sight, and they’re ready to stand up together and make it official. Unfortunately, as the countdown to their big day begins, an enemy declares war on the THIRDS....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A perfect end to an awesome series

    • By bookaholic on 08-03-18

    Regular price: £22.89