Title: Fire and Agate
Author: Andrew Grey and Greg Tremblay (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: April 18th 2019
Listening Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
A Carlisle Deputies Novel
When Chris Anducci is moved off jail duty and into the sheriff’s office, he doesn’t expect his first assignment to be protecting a witness against a human trafficking ring. Knowing the new sheriff doesn’t abide screwups, Chris reluctantly agrees to work the case.
Pavle Kasun has spent the last four years of his life at the mercy of others. When an opportunity presented itself, he took it, resulting in his rescue. Now the safe houses he’s placed in are being threatened and he needs protection if he is to have any sort of chance at a life.
Chris opens his home to Pavle, but he doesn’t expect Pavle and his story to get under his skin… and stay there. Soon they discover they have more in common than either of them thought. Slowly Pavle comes out of his shell and Chris finds someone who touches his heart. But as the men looking for Pavle close in, they will stop at nothing to get him out of the way. But even if Chris can keep him safe, he might not be able to protect his heart if Pavle moves back home.
I really, really enjoyed listening to this book. In fact, I couldn’t turn it off! It was interesting and sweet and very well done.
Pavle had dreams of coming to the United States to get away from Serbia and find a better life. Instead, he got caught up in a sex trafficking ring and spent 4 years in hell. He managed to escape and is in protective custody, but he won’t be safe until his captor is caught.
Chris is a deputy officer and is asked to take on the role of protector of Pavle. He’s brought to his home where he is terrified of everything and can barely communicate. But, in finding ways to include Pavle in various chores and activities, he gets to know the man that he really is. They were the perfect blend of hesitant and innocent and it was fun to hear their relationship progress.
I found the story to be well written, engaging and full of heart. Greg Tremblay presented a wide array of talent in his performance. I was impressed with his version of Pavle with his broken English and the grief and hope in his voice. Chris was both very sweet and protective and came across as an overall nice guy who was compassionate and loving.
I would absolutely recommend taking the time to enjoy this audio experience.