Catch a Ghost (Hell or High Water #1) by S.E. Jakes

Well this was just what I needed to satisfy my action adventure craving.  Catch a Ghost was a fast moving train of tough guys meets spy, meets seal, meets missionaries. Just a lot of military type guys with all the issues, baggage, and PTSD that comes along with the lifestyle.

I have heard this compared to the Cut & Run series and I get the similarities, but a copycat this is not. I found this to be more dramatic and less humorous. The issues that Prophet has been dealing with need some admittance into an extreme mental facility, if you ask me. He is loveable, but the man has issues.

Tom, on the other hand, is the “good guy” if there is one. He wants to make this better. Make a difference and be a part of something good. With his “gut feelings” I was wondering if there was/is going to be a Supernatural-type element here. I don’t think that will happen, but ya never know.

The chemistry between these two is good; I like the coupling. You are left with a bit of a cliffhanger about their relationship, and I was hoping for more closure than what I got. The question is will I be sticking around for book two to find the answers? Yes, I think I will. I really like the set up and the secondary characters are ones I would love to learn more about.

All in all
4 Stars

*Given via Riptide/Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Everyone knows that Prophet—former Navy SEAL, former CIA spook, full-time pain in the ass—works alone and thinks only about the trouble he can cause. But his boss, Phil Butler of Extreme Escapes, LTD., has just assigned Proph not only a new partner but also a case haunted by ghosts from Proph’s past. Suddenly, he’s got to confront them both head on.

Tom Boudreaux—failed FBI agent, failed sheriff, full time believer in bad luck—is wondering why the head of a private contracting firm has hunted him down to offer him a job. Still he's determined to succeed this time, despite being partnered with Prophet, EE, LTD’s most successful, lethal, and annoying operative, and even though the case is also resurrecting his own painful past.

Together, Prophet and Tom must find a way to take down killers in the dangerous world of underground cage matches, while fighting their own dangerous attraction. And when they find themselves caught in the crossfire, these two loners are forced to trust each other and work together to escape their ghosts . . . or pay the price.

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