The first time I read the back cover of this book, I was totally bummed. Who cares about Jack? He’s just another military badass that just so happens to NOT be any of the other yummy male characters who have been introduced into this series.
Nonetheless, Christine Feehan did write this novel and it is a piece of one of my all time favorite series ever. A must read!
Jack is an elite sniper (aren’t they all?) who has been taken prisoner by rebels in Africa while attempting to rescue his twin brother, Ken. The beginning of this book takes place at a rebel camp. Jack is sliced and suffering from the torture he has endured. If this isn’t your cup of tea, take a deep breath and push through. The rest of the book is worthy it!
He opened his eyes to narrow slits to look around him, to plan out each step of his escape, but even that tiny movement sent pain shooting through his skull. The agony from the last beating was nearly shattering, but he didn’t dare lose consciousness. They would kill him next time, and next time was coming much quicker than he had anticipated. if he didn’t find a way out soon, all the physical and psychic enhancements in the world wouldn’t save him.
Briony is a sweet little thing, or so she seems on the exterior. A member of the fantastic flying five, her family travels all over the world performing for audiences. Without an anchor, Briony suffers but continues to persevere out of love for her brothers.
As with most alpha male saves the sweet female who is saving the alpha male’s existence, Briony and Jack share hilarious moments of clashing eye-opening moments.
There are some very interesting scenes in this book. A must read!
“Oh, shut up.”
Amusement crept into his eyes. “I don’t think anyone’s ever told me to shut up before.”
One of best conversations in this series is copied below .. It’s almost as funny as the dog humping incident with Lula and Stephanie! ..
“And Ken said I can’t marry you.”
Jack felt his heart jump in his chest. He glanced at his sleeping brother. “Did he say why?”
“Yes.” She kept her voice sober. “He said you have to ask me properly.”
Relief made him weak. His pulse beat at his temples, throbbed in his neck. For one moment his fingers closed in her hair in a tight first. “Properly? If I ask, you might say no, so I’m thinking we’ll just start off right and I’ll tell you and we’ll get the thing done.”
“Get the thing done?” Briony echoed.
Ken snorted aloud. “Jack, I’ll take over watch and you get some sleep. I think you friend your brain up there on the roof.”
“Pipe down over there,” Jack said. “You’re already stirring up trouble.”
“Get the thing done?” Briony repeated slowly. “The thing being what exactly?”
“The ceremony. The paperwork. Whatever the hell it takes to make it legal.”
Briony sat up and glared at him. “Take your ‘it’ and shove it, Jack.”
“There’s no need to be getting upset, Briony. We can’t exactly go around with a bunch of kids and not do whatever the hell it is one does to make it legal.”
“Whatever the hell it takes to make WHAT legal?”
He shrugged. “How the hell would I know? I’ve never done this before. Sleeping together I guess.”
“So you’re going to marry me so it’s legal to sleep with me?”
“This isn’t coming out right.”
“Don’t get upset baby. I don’t understand why you’re getting upset.”
I recommend this book to all adults male and female. Extreme torture and violence and sexual content. This book does not need to be read in sequence with the rest of the Ghostwalker series, although .. If you want to read this series, I suggest you begin with Shadow Game. The characters are outstanding and the unique storyline is intriguing and at times heart wrenching.