Carlos Delgado, an operative of B.A.D. has spent the last sixteen years running from his past. When the agency receives some information from the mysterious Mirage about the kidnapping of a young girl and a possible connection to the Fratelli society, they realise they have to find out who Mirage is and bring them in. B.A.D. fears Mirage could pose a major threat to national security and Carlos is sent in to capture them for questioning. What he finds is not at all what he expects. Certainly not a woman in hiding and definately not someone from a high profile family with the technical skills she possesses. Carlos fears nothing but his past catching up with him and this strangely captivating woman unknowingly threatens just that.
Having felt Phantom in the Night rocketed along at an excellent pace, I expected more of the same with this one. I was very surprised that it progressed at a much slower speed and slowly built up to its conclusion. That’s not to say it’s a bad thing and I felt it suited the book and the plot that was unfolding. Had it been rushed, it would have spoiled the build up. It took me a little while to ‘get’ Carlos as the male lead and not as the smart alec pain in the ass minor character he’d appeared as in the first two. You do end up loving him though and realise his previous comments are very him and the sense of humour he has. I thought the character of Gabrielle was well done, I didn’t expect to like her as much as I did. Her whole silk outside, steel inside demeanor was great and fit really well with the other women of B.A.D.
While the book was as engaging as the first two, the emotional side felt slightly off at first, so it took me a while to connect with the main characters. Since that is the only negative thing I can say about it, I think it’s another great addition to the series and the collaboration between Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love. Exciting stuff and I hope there will be more coming!