I also finished The Renegades (Charlie Hood #2) by T. Jefferson Parker this week. I was in the mood for a non-YA, non-urban fantasy. The Renegades is halfway between a thriller and a police procedural and was just the thing. It took me a long time to finish the audiobook, not because I wasn't grabbed by the story, but because I mostly listen to audiobooks while commuting and I paused during the winter holidays.
I definitely suggest reading this series in the order written.