Wonderful to meet you. I’m Dr. Hudson Colbourn, the Chief Medical Examiner for Destructive Delta. I do hope you enjoyed your coffee with Agent Daley. He’s a lively fellow indeed. It’s rather difficult not to fall victim to that boyish charm of his. I will warn you, he has a habit of eating gummy bears at the most inappropriate times. Somehow one always tends to end up in the strangest of places. He’s certainly made quite the impact on the team.
Yes, I’m British. I transferred from the London branch of the THIRDS roughly seven years ago. The team structure was a little different then. My partner Dr. Nina Bishop is off seeing to some lab tests. If you’ll follow me, we’ll head up to the eighteenth floor where my lab is.
Although I’m the Chief Medical Examiner for Destructive Delta, I also work with the other squads in Unit Alpha, depending on the workload and where Lieutenant Sparks needs me the most. Unfortunately, in this line of work, there’s never a lull. Demanding? It absolutely is. I spend quite a good deal of time in my lab, at crime scenes, or in court. Do I enjoy my job? I do, actually. At times dealing with the dead is far easier than dealing with the living. I’m afraid I’m not exactly a social butterfly. I prefer a quiet evening in with a glass of wine. Dance? Heavens no. I mean I can, I simply prefer not to. I suppose if I had the right partner, I would.
No, there is no one in my life at the moment. Sadly, there hasn’t been for quite a while. You’re not going to share this with anyone, are you? Good. Just through here if you don’t mind. Yes, it is rather chilly in here. Have a seat won’t you? As you can see we have all the latest equipment. It’s necessary in order to keep up with all the new developments in Therian forensics. Pardon? Why is there no one in my life? Surely you didn’t come all this way to discuss my love life or lack thereof.
Let’s just say my last relationship ended quite spectacularly. Such wounds take time to heal. Especially when you can’t seem to get said person out of your head, or worse your heart. He’s quite stubborn that way. Don’t get me wrong, he’s kept his distance, but…. I don’t know. What’s that? No, he’s a wonderful bloke. Fierce yet gentle, a smashing sense of humor, handsome, incredibly sexy, and—Why did it end? It’s complicated. My sincerest apologies, but I won’t be discussing it. It’s far too painful. As if seeing his face every day wasn’t difficult enough.
Who? Oh, I don’t think I should say. He and I don’t speak much. Unless it’s related to a case or general pleasantries. Very well, but none of this must leave this office. I was once romantically involved with Agent Sebastian Hobbs. He’s Defense agent. A tiger Therian. Yes, his younger brother is on Destructive Delta. Ethan Hobbs. Ethan is a delight. He’s a little shy and speaks mostly to his partner Agent Summers, but I think you’ll like him. Seb is…. He’s a difficult fellow to get over. They say time heals all wounds, but personally I think that’s a load of rubbish. Did I love him? Very much so. Do I still? That’s not something I’d like to get into. Does he still have feelings for me? I don’t know and quite frankly, it’s best I not think about such things. Now, shall we move on? Next door we have–Oh, um… you seem to have something stuck to your trousers. It appears to be–No, it is. It’s a red gummy bear. It would seem Agent Daley has been here recently. I wouldn’t recommend eating that. Who knows how far it’s traveled. Shall we continue?
About the Book
Rack & Ruin, THIRDS Book 3
Genre: M/M Romance, Shifter, Paranormal, Mystery/Suspense, Science Fiction, Humor
Published: Nov 7th, 2014
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: LC Chase
Ebook ISBN-13: 9781632164209
Paperback ISBN-13: 9781632164193
New York City’s streets are more dangerous than ever with the leaderless Order of Adrasteia and the Ikelos Coalition, a newly immerged Therian group, at war. 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.
Worse yet, someone inside the THIRDS has been feeding the Coalition information. It’s up to Destructive Delta to draw out the mole and put an end to the war before anyone else gets hurt. But to get the job done, the team will have to work through the aftereffects of the Therian Youth Center bombing. A skirmish with Coalition members leads Agent Dexter J. Daley to a shocking discovery and suddenly it becomes clear that the random violence isn’t so random. There’s more going on than Dex and Sloane originally believed, and their fiery partnership is put to the test. As the case takes an explosive turn, Dex and Sloane are in danger of losing more than their relationship.
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About the Author
Charlie Cochet is an author by day and artist by night. Always quick to succumb to the whispers of her wayward muse, no star is out of reach when following her passion. From Historical to Fantasy, Contemporary to Science Fiction, there’s bound to be plenty of mischief for her heroes to find themselves in, and plenty of romance, too!
Currently residing in South Florida, Charlie looks forward to migrating to a land where the weather includes seasons other than hot, hotter, and boy, it’s hot! When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading, drawing, or watching movies. She runs on coffee, thrives on music, and loves to hear from readers.
Itinerary (Tour Stops)
4th Nov – Hearts on Fire Reviews (Invitation from Lieutenant Sparks)
5th Nov – Carly’s Book Reviews (Sergeant Maddock)
6th Nov – The Novel Approach Reviews (Team Leader Sloane Brodie)
7th Nov – Bookwinked (Agent Dexter J. Daley “Dex”)
10th Nov – It’s About the Book (Chief Medical Examiner Hudson Colbourn)
11th Nov – MM Good Books Reviews (Agent Rosa Santiago)
12th Nov – Joyfully Jay (Exclusive Excerpt)
13th Nov – Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews (Agent Cael Maddock)
14th Nov – TTC Books and More (Agent Ash Keeler)
15th Nov – The Blogger Girls (Agents Calvin Summers and Ethan Hobbs)
17th Nov – Love Bytes (Agent Julietta “Letty” Guerrera)
18th Nov – Attention is Arbitrary (SSA Austen Payne)
19th Nov – Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews (Team Members Interview)
20th Nov – Books Make Me Happy Reviews (Author Interview)
21st Nov – Prism Book Alliance (Farewell from Destructive Delta)
Other events scheduled
9th Nov – Meet the Author Facebook Chat