Trouble comes to Mosely, Montana, from the outside world. When the residents of Mosely are left on their own, they can make things work. Sure, there’s always been a militia operating up in the hills, but they were small-scale—just survivalists doing their thing—until organizers came in from out of state. Now Jericho Crewe and the rest of the sheriff’s department are facing down a heavily armed band of fanatics, and the feds are busy elsewhere.
The odds are hopeless, but Jericho swore an oath to serve and protect the citizens of Mosely. He won’t walk away from that, even if Wade Granger’s begging him to run away somewhere and finally be together the way they always should have been.
But this time, it’s Jericho who refuses to leave Mosely, even if staying kills him.
The thing about bringing trouble to a small mountain Montana town is that one might have to face down its canny, cagey gun-toting not necessarily law-abiding citizenry. The finale brought some more soul-searching, sass, and big time action for dauntless Jericho Crewe and the gang.
We’re in the homestretch with the Common Law series and I’m dragging my feet because I don’t want it to be over. I’ve enjoyed my time with Jericho, Wade, and the rest of the quirky citizens of Mosely, Montana. Things have been building to a point for Jericho and he has some big decisions to make if only those pesky heavily armed militia folks weren’t building a revolution back in the hills.
Home Fires is the fourth and final installment of the Common Law featuring the detecting adventures of Jericho Crewe once wild-child and now under-sheriff of the county.
Each book in the series has had a dual focus. There’s a case for Jericho to solve and the ongoing story of Jericho’s personal life as he comes to terms with who he is and what he wants now that he’s laying the past to rest.
Enigmatic Wade whose moral compass doesn’t always point true North is still a good man, Jericho’s teenage lover and best friend and now they are becoming something more as far as Jericho is concerned. He’s not hiding what they have together and he’s done trying to figure out how to make it work. It will just work- The crook and the cop. I thought it worked rather well.
The militia war angle got things into a pretty exciting and intensive situation. Kay’s on shaky ground with the citizens of Mosely because her dad’s a crooked past sheriff and someone’s using this as his chance to push his way into office, but lord love her, that woman took care of business like a champ. Loved how Jericho, for all his contrariness is a good cop and Marine and this last installment calls for both skills. He’s the one that figures out just why things aren’t adding up and where it’s all going. The crisis moments when he had to make tough choices and then later when he just went all Rambo were the perfect pinnacle for this series.
I loved where things were at in the end for Jericho and Wade. And hsst, Kate, I would be perfectly fine if it all just kept on rolling with more of Jericho and Wade off in their new direction.
In summary, fab series, no reservations. Those who enjoy slow build romance, well-crafted characters, and a good mystery should give this four part m/m Romantic Suspense series a go.
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