Series: Ghost Walkers

Review: Power Game by Christine Feehan

Posted February 3, 2017 by Casee in Reviews | 1 Comment

Review: Power Game by Christine FeehanReviewer: Casee
Power Game by Christine Feehan
Series: Ghost Walkers
Also in this series: Shadow Game
Published by Berkley Books
Publication Date: January 24th 2017
Pages: 464
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan is “one of the best storytellers around” (RT Book Reviews). Find out why as two lovers surrounded by greed and corruption discover there’s no telling whom you can trust—or who will come out on top...
When members of a United Nations joint security force are taken hostage by radical terrorists in Indonesia, Captain Ezekiel Fortunes is called to lead the rescue team. Part of a classified government experiment, Zeke is a supersoldier with enhanced abilities. He can see better and run faster than the enemy, disappear when necessary and hunt along any terrain. There are those in the world willing to do anything for power like that...
A formidable spy genetically engineered to hide in plain sight, Bellisia rarely meets a man who doesn’t want to control her or kill her. But Zeke is different. His gaze, his touch—they awaken feelings inside her that she never thought possible. He’s the kind of man she could settle down with—if she can keep him alive...

Bella has lived her life at the mercy of Peter Whitney. During a mission to discover if one of her fellow GhostWalkers is actually selling them out, Bella uncovers the unthinkable. Violet Smythe is trying to sell them out. Not only sell them out but eradicate them from the face of the earth. While that sounds laughable to Bella, Violet can certainly do it as Vice President of the United States. Bella knows that it is not going to be long before Violet is President. Then she will have access to almost all the GhostWalker records. With that knowledge, Bella escapes Whitney and heads to Louisiana, and the GhostWalkers that Violet wants to go after first.

Ezekiel Fortunes is someone whose temper runs hot. Literally. The only outlet he has is to fight. That and to keep his family safe. He is obsessed with safety. When he realizes someone has breached his security, he goes nuts. He has no idea how they have done it, but they have. He has no idea that it’s the very woman that he’s drawn to when he goes into the French Quarter for a fools’ errand by Nonny, the grandmother of their merry band.

Ezekiel is immediately drawn to Bella and he has no idea why. Then he does. She’s a GhostWalker and she is the one that has been circumventing his security. All Bella wants to do is help Ezekiel and leave. She wants to build herself some semblance of a life and keep out of Whitney’s hands. When she finds herself in a situation and has to help Ezekiel, he repays her by taking her captive.

That was heartbreaking. Bella truly believed that Ezekiel worked for Whitney. She gave up her potential freedom to help save his life. The sense of betrayal she felt was immense. You could literally feel it coming off the pages. Bella literally lived her life living in a cage and Ezekiel and his family captured Bella after she saved his life and threw her in a cage. It was heartbreaking.

Ezekiel was mad that she was put in a cage and immediately got her out (though the damage was done) and brought her into Nonny’s home. It was sweet to see how Bella took to being part of a family. Even though she had a family with her fellow GhostWalker sisters, it obviously wasn’t traditional. Ezekiel’s family isn’t traditional either, but Nonny definitely is and she tries to keep things as normal as possible.

Of course Violet comes after them again. Bella and Ezekiel have to work as a team along with their fellow GhostWalkers. Bella gets in trouble and she has to trust Ezekiel when she hasn’t trusted anyone in her life. It shows how far she has come in her relationship with him that she trusts him so much.

Rating: 4 out of 5.


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Review: Shadow Game by Christine Feehan

Posted July 20, 2016 by Casee in Reviews | 1 Comment

Review: Shadow Game by Christine FeehanReviewer: Casee
Shadow Game by Christine Feehan
Series: Ghost Walkers #1
Also in this series: Power Game
Published by Penguin
Publication Date: August 26th 2003
Genres: Fiction
Pages: 352
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The classified experiment is the brainchild of renowned scientist Peter Whitney and his brilliant daughter, Lily. Created to enhance the psychic abilities of an elite squadron, it can transform their natural mental powers into a unique military weapon. But something goes wrong. In the isolated underground labs, the men have been dying-victims of bizarre accidents. Captain Ryland Miller knows he is next. When Dr. Whitney himself is murdered, Ryland has only one person left to trust: the beautiful Lily. Possessed of an uncanny sixth sense herself, Lily shares Ryland's every new fear, every betrayal, every growing suspicion, and every passionate beat of the heart. Together, they will be drawn deeper into the labyrinth of her father's past…and closer to a secret that someone would kill to keep hidden.

I do so enjoy this series. I decided to re-read the entire series because I haven’t read the last few books in the series and when I read the blurbs, I was lost. The GhostWalker themselves branched out to several different groups and I thought it would be a good idea to start from the beginning so I wouldn’t be lost. I’m glad I did because I remembered why I liked this series so much. These are a tight knit group of men that would die and kill for each other.

Captain Ryland Miller and his men volunteered for Dr. Peter Whitney’s GhostWalker program to become better soldiers. Nothing more, nothing less. They wanted an edge on the enemy so they could help their country. They didn’t count on becoming lab rats, yet that is exactly what they have become. Psychically enhanced then separated from each other, the only way they can communicate is telepathically and even that proves to be difficult. Then Ryland meets the Lily, the other Dr. Whitney who has come in to consult on the GhostWalker project. Ryland knows if he and his men don’t get out of the lab, more of them will begin to disappear. He is sure that Lily is his answer.

Lily is appalled by the conditions in which the men are kept, but she knows it is necessary to protect their minds from the psychic backlash they will feel if they leave. Lily and Ryland soon discover that she is an anchor–someone that can shoulder the burden of the outside world from minds that can’t shield themselves. Lily herself is gifted, can read people and their emotions and soon realizes how deep the rot goes with the people involved in this project. She knows that she has to get the men out or they’re all dead.

Her father’s disappearance has left Lily adrift, but knowing that she has to protect these men from those who want them dead. The only safe haven for them is Lily’s home. It is there that Lily begins to discover that Peter Whitney is not the loving father that she’s always thought he was; in fact he’s not her real father at all. Nor is this his first experiment to test psychic abilities. Together, Ryland, Lily, and the other GhostWalkers start to unravel the true evil that is Peter Whitney while Lily tries to reconcile that man with the father she knew.

This is a fast paced read that will leave you wanting more. I thoroughly enjoyed this book the first time around and liked it even better the second time. If you like Christine Feehan, you will enjoy this look into a new series.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.


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