This is the seventh installment in Christine Feehan's GhostWalker series. GhostWalkers are psychically and genetically enhanced Special Forces soldiers who didn't quite understand what they were getting into when they signed on to this "Black Ops" project. Their missions are on a need to know only basis and not the type of missions from which you would expect a soldier to return but these soldiers are in fact the perfect super warriors.
As expected when dealing with such a valuable commodity as a super soldier, powerful individuals who do not have the greater good in mind would do anything to obtain these men and/or the science behind them.
In case you were wondering, yes, these are paranormal romance novels. Each novel is a particular GhostWalker's love story. This is Kadan Montague's love story. Okay men, don't leave just yet. There is plenty of action, machismo, and some of the steamiest love scenes Christine has published to date in this book. Oops, I may have lost the guys with the last part; or maybe not.
I have been anticipating Kadan's story almost from the beginning of this series. He has been an enigma lurking in the background of almost every GhostWalker novel preceding this one and it does not disappoint. This is a man who is considered "one scary individual" by his own teammates. He is a cold blooded killing machine.
Kadan is sent on a mission with which even his fellow GhostWalkers cannot assist because they are all considered suspects in a series of murders. It is up to Kadan to clear them all. He quickly realizes he cannot go it alone so he seeks out a very special woman to help him.
Tansy Meadows has an almost supernatural ability to track serial killers but at a very high personal cost to her health and even her sanity. She tries to avoid human contact whenever possible, which explains her chosen profession of wildlife photography. It allows her a great deal of time away from everyone and everything. Isolation has become a basic requirement for her life to have any possibility of continuing. Now Kadan needs her help. How can she possibly go with him? It might literally kill her in more ways than she initially understands.
I am a reader of all of Christine's novels and from the very first installment of this series, the GhostWalkers became a favorite. Men who are capable of meeting the requirements to become members of the Special Forces are men who are already in a class of their own. I consider them a cut above us average humans and incredibly HOT! Now enhance their psychic and physical abilities and you have MAJOR HOTNESS!
The GhostWalkers premise creates plenty of opportunities for espionage, intrigue, mystery, and adventure. I think that is what has allowed each novel to be so fresh and each story to be strong enough to stand alone. It has been a series that has yet to run out of steam, and Kadan's story is actually one of the more exciting and complex of the series so far.
For those who have never read a GhostWalker novel and are wondering if he or she MUST begin at the beginning. It is not necessary. I would encourage you to read the first book, "Shadow Game", if you can to get a good feel for the beginning, but even that is not necessary. It is, however, definitely more pleasurable. Just read, and enjoy. Snatch up each installment as you can and all the pieces will eventually fall into place.