Samurai Game

 The Ghostwalkers are an elite group of physically and psychically enhanced soldiers, so secret most people do not know of their existence. Those who do  seem to want to destroy them or experiment on them! In a compound home to some of the most deadly Ghostwalkers and their families, Sam Johnson welcomes Azami Yoshie and her brothers – the owners of the most sophisticated satellite technology company anywhere in the world.  There is an instant connection between Sam and Azami, but her very presence can threaten the safety of the Ghostwalkers and their families. Can Sam trust what his heart is telling him or should he go with the uneasiness in his gut?

I have been eagerly awaiting this book since I finished reading the previous ones last year and I was not disappointed, I think this is the best one yet. It was great to be plunged back into the world of the Ghostwalkers and even better this book focused on the compound where the original Ghostwalkers and their families live.

Sam is portrayed very differently to how previous alpha males in this series have been. He is not as controlling or demanding towards his woman which makes a nice change. He is no pushover however, more resigned to the fact she is a fighter and he will never change that. It could also be something to do with the fact that when they are alone, Azami is dedicated to waiting on her man, as her upbringing and culture taught her. I did notice a softening in attitude of the other males with their partners – clearly they have finally accepted the women are always right!

I really liked Azami, a silent assassin but can kick butt with the best of them – including Sam. I found it intriguing the number of places she had weapons, even what she used as a weapon! It was also interesting seeing the two sides to her – the aggressive warrior/assassin in public and a woman determined to wait on her man in private.

The majority of the book takes place within the Ghostwalker compound but there is a foray into enemy territory towards the end of the book and a major fire-fight near the beginning. If you are a big fan of the action scenes you may feel the end chapters were a bit of an afterthought, as if the author thought ‘oops I had better send them off somewhere to fight’.  I do feel however, there is a good mix of action, emotion and of course sex!

I really enjoyed having the story brought back round to include the original Ghostwalkers and it was interesting seeing the powers their children  are developing, I look forward to seeing this aspect of the story developed in future books.

Of course Whitney seems to be getting more evil and unhinged. We find out more of the atrocities he committed on young girls in the name of science and we start to get a clearer picture of how high his influence actually goes.

As with the previous books I would not recommend reading this out of order, or not until you have read the first three or four books at least. With each book we discover more about Whitney and while, as long as you have the basics you could read this, you will definitely feel you are missing out chunks of information.

If you have enjoyed the previous Ghostwalker books you should love this, I know I did.

Rating: ★★★★½ 

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  • Author: Christine Feehan
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Ruthless Game

The Ghostwalkers are an elite team of men and women who have been physically, psychically and genetically enhanced, often without their consent.

On a Mission to rescue hostages in Mexico, the last thing Ghostwalker Kane Cannon expects to find is Rose Patterson – former Ghostwalker, fugitive and pregnant with his child.

Forced into a breeding program by Dr Whitney, Rose escaped with the help of Kane after she was impregnated by him. Now Kane has found her, he is not going to let her or his unborn child disappear again – despite the fact that Rose seems to trust nothing and no-one.

I discovered this series about 6 weeks ago, read them in order and Ruthless game is the ninth in the Ghostwalker series (not that they are difficult to put down or anything!!!) It would be so easy for the books to become repetitive and indeed there is a formula to all the books (which works well), but Christine Feehan manages to keep the story in each book fresh and I do not feel like I am reading the same stories at all. The plot surrounding Dr Whitney unravels a bit more with each book and is as integral to the series as the individual Ghostwalkers.

This book moves along at a faster pace than some of the others and while the relationship between the main characters is obviously the focus of the story, there is a lot more involvement with the rest of the team and much more action. I feel like I have got to know all the team members rather than just the main characters and cannot wait until their stories come out. As with the other books, the male lead is smoking hot and the sex scenes are even hotter.

I do not want to spoil it by giving too much away but at the end of the book we do start to get some idea of what the next generation of Ghostwalkers will be like.

If you have not read any of this series yet, do! Start from the beginning however, because although the story could be read as a stand alone, the reader may become confused by the underlying plot threads. Reading the series in order has definitely made it much more enjoyable and I am eagerly awaiting the next in the series.

Rating: ★★★★½ 

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  • Author: Christine Feehan
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