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Ruthless Game [Mass Market Paperback]

Christine Feehan
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Dec 28 2010 Game/Ghostwalker (Book 9)
GhostWalker Kane Cannon's mission plunges him into a hot zone more personal than he anticipated: the hiding place of Rose Patterson-hunted fugitive, ex-lover, and a fellow GhostWalker desperate to save the life of her unborn child. Kane's Child.

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I live in the beautiful mountains of Lake County, California. I have always loved hiking, camping, rafting and being outdoors. I’ve also been involved in the martial arts for years—I hold a third degree black belt, instruct in a Korean karate system, and have taught self-defense. I am happily married to a romantic man who often inspires me with his thoughtfulness. We have a yours, mine, and ours family, claiming eleven children as our own. I have always written books, forcing my ten sisters to read every word, and now my daughters read and help me edit my manuscripts. It is fun to take all the research I have done on wild animals, raptors, vampires, weather, and volcanoes and put it together with romance.

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4.0 out of 5 stars A kinder, gentler Ghost Walker Jan. 14 2011
By Lotusland Lady TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
Make no mistake, there is the usual GhostWalker ongoing battle with the sociopathic evil genius, Whitney, and multiple bloody, cruel and violent deaths in a variety of scenic locations but at heart this book is a love story. The repetitive self doubt of the heroine, Rose, and the desperate love of the hero, Kane, are somewhat repetitive, but believable and both Rose and Kane are, at heart, decent, courageous and deserve each other. As well, this book contains the most complete and compelling account of the delivery of a baby I have ever read. Feehan forgoes the standard cliche of the screaming mother,the panic and guilt striken father, with the happy fadeout afterwards. In fact, when crunch time happens, both do exactly what is necessary without panic or comic relief and the passage is a graphic instruction for the home delivery of a baby.
I have enjoyed all the GhostWalker books and very much liked this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars another SMASH HIT!!! Feb. 28 2011
By A. Dunn
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I was eagerly awaiting the release of Ruthless Game and glad to say, the anticipation was worth the wait! Great continuation of the Ghostwalkers series...I love that we're getting to meet other Ghostwalkers from the various teams. I love them all and it'll be great to see them paired up. Can't wait for the next installment :)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Warming up to the new team Dec 28 2010
By Jen - Published on
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"Ruthless Game" is the 9th book in Christine Feehan's Ghostwalker series. This story features Kane, a member of the 3rd Ghostwalker unit, introduced in "Street Game (Ghostwalkers, No 8)." If you're not up to speed on the previous books: Ghostwalkers are soldiers, who volunteered for psychic enhancements. But they all got more than they bargained for when Dr Whitney (the mastermind behind the project) also altered their genes. To make matters more complicated, Whitney has started breeding programs, where he pairs his Ghostwalkers with enhanced women, in the hopes of creating super-babies.

Kane was a soldier at one of Whitney's breeding facilities and it was there he met Rose. In "Deadly Game (GhostWalkers, Book 5)," we learned that Kane had gotten Rose pregnant and helped her escape. In that book, the men involved with the breeding program were portrayed as nothing short of monstrous rapists, so I was curious to see how Kane would be redeemed. Well, it seems Rose chose him to be her partner. She had seen him at the compound and felt attracted to him; sensed his integrity, and asked Whitney to pair him with her. Because Kane didn't want her to have to be with one of the other men, who were hardly a step above rutting beasts, he agreed to the pairing. And they had one night together before she escaped.


Eight months later, our couple is brought together when Kane is on a rescue mission in Mexico. Rose has tipped off the government about some hostages and he senses her nearby when he gets on the scene. After the Ghostwalker team saves the hostages, Kane goes on the run with Rose and hides out with her until she has the baby. The hideout is under surveillance by Whitney's men and they are quickly on the run again. It doesn't take long before they are back in the fold with Kane's team. But Kane is injured during their escape --and Rose saves his life with her secret healing ability.

They all make it back to San Francisco, but Whitney's men and members of a Mexican cartel are still on the hunt for Rose. Kane needs to ensure her safety and help her learn to trust the team that is essentially his family.

I liked this book. But it was different from the previous ones in the series. Primarily because our couple didn't have sex until about 200 pages into the book. (Most of these books have frequent and hot sex scenes.) And the scenes we do have here, just don't have the same spark that the other books had. (My guess is that the pregnancy/post-delivery issues are to blame. I could live without hearing about Rose's breast milk when they're getting hot and heavy.) That aside, the actual love story was nice. Kane's love and devotion to Rose and the baby are tangible. And it is nice to see her finally have someone in her life she can trust.

I missed our old Ghostwalker friends, especially the SEAL team, so it was nice to get a small glimpse of them and their families before the story's end. I am starting to like our new unit... at least more than I did in the last book. I hope we can find away to bring them more into the fold with our old familiar faces in the coming books. 4 stars.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Getting warmer... Dec 30 2010
By Jessie Potts - Published on
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I gave this book 3 stars because it was sooooo much better than the last book, but I still miss our old ghost walker team a lot and this book is scarily similar to one of Lora Leigh's books. In this book the hero and heroine knew each other from before, in addition it took them a while to actually fall into bed. I wish this was how Kaden's book was.... Anyway Feehan also threw a baby in to the mix.

Kane worked for Whitney, oddly enough it was actually Rose who requested to be paired with him, I mean I guess I would do the same if all I had in comparison were men who couldn't wait to rape the women willing or not. The point is that unlike the previous pairings the woman actually chose the man. On top of this Rose escaped and didn't seek out Kane for protection or assistance with the baby. It was Kane who found her after she tipped off the government to a hostage issue. This means that Rose is now being targeted by Whitneys' men and the Mexican Cartel (whom she pissed off in the tipping off). The thing is though that this whole story reminded me of Lora Leigh's book with..... I'm not kidding..... Kane and Sherra called Kiss of Heat. Yes the lead character in that book is Kane too, and yes he worked in the Breeds lab and `paired' up with Sherra like Feehan's Kane paired up with Rose. In addition Sherra escaped the lab, was pregnant (lost the baby though) and they meet back up later and both Kanes are completely devoted to their women.

The close similarities were obvious and Leigh published her book back in November of 2005. Besides the similarity and the odd sex talk (think pregnancy and baby plus hot and heavy) I liked the way this book is pushing the series compared to the last. Fingers crossed that we get to see more of the old team and we start loving the new team a big more.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Winner Jan. 4 2011
By RomanceJunkie - Published on
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Though I have yet to read a Feehan book I didn't like this one is great. I love that she moves through the different teams, this will prevent the problem she had with the Dark series where after the 12th book it was just the same story all the time. The alpha male persona is definitely there but its great the interaction between hero and heroine. The heroine is lovably vulnerable with her man, but hard as nails and always prepared to do what must be done. The hero is protective but learns to trust his woman with the care of them both and accepts her skills as a soldier.
I look forward to learning more about this Ghostwalker team and seeing more of the other teams and how they interact as well.
Now if only we got more than one of the series a yer I'd be much happier. :)
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ghostwalkers, The Next Generation Jan. 5 2011
By N. R. Borromeo - Published on
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This is a solid showing for Feehan, not my favorite Ghostwalker story, but still a good addition to the series. I found the relationship between Rose and Kane not quite as intense as the other couples. One of the things I love about this series is the fact that the alpha Ghostwalker boys are sooooo over the top. Over the top alpha-warrior-kick ass-sexual dynamos-hot for their gals-will kill anyone who gets in their way, etc. etc. You get the picture. Kane and Rose have a new baby, and they still don't seem quite as crazed as the other Ghostwalkers. Which I guess is a good thing. The best thing about this book.....the babies!!!! Oh, holy crap, how cool is the final scene at the wedding where the Ghostwalker next-generation are sitting there in their onesies, totally communicating telepathically and watching everyone with their super-intelligent, beady little eyes! I cannot wait to see what CF has in store for these bambinos. I'm picturing a toddler covered with knives, guns, machetes, walky-talkies, and a crew cut. And maybe a stogie hanging out of his mouth. Barking orders in baby talk. Yessssss! Can't wait to see them in action...Ghostwalkers, The Next Generation.

Grade: B+

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ruthless Game Dec 30 2010
By bjb - Published on
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This is the first review I've ever written, but I loved this book so much I just had to comment. The Ghostwalker books have always been my favorite line of Ms. Feehan's, but she's literally outdone herself on this one. I love the addition of the children and hope to see more of them as their powers become stronger. I have so been looking forward to reading this particular book since a teaser was put in the back of Street Game. Had a hard time waiting for it. My only regret is that she doesn't write faster. Please, Ms. Feehan, I know you have so many other lines, but try to get them out so I don't have to wait so long. I am a writer myself and love to read all genres. I've always loved the Paranormal books but never so much until I discovered Ms. Feehans' works.
Now, about the story itself.
Kane is pure male with a strong tendency to the caveman approach in his attempts to save the woman he loves. Rose, who is nearing delivery with their child has her own strengths and refuses to allow him to control her. The two of them must find a way to hide her until she delivers the baby. This book is full of adventure, the fast and furious kind where danger is all around them over and over again. It keeps you on the edge all the way through.
I'm sure I'll be reading it again before 6 months are over. It is that good.
Ms. Feehan, please keep them coming. I will ever be your devoted fan.
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