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Book Review: Toxic Game (GhostWalkers #15) – Christine Feehan


Genre: Paranormal Romance


Latest installment in the GhostWalker series — two GhostWalkers, Draden and Shylah, stuck in enemy territory and both of them infected with a lethal virus. How to get out of that impossible situation without succumbing to a horrible death?

The GhostWalkers are soldiers whose DNAs have been altered, making them stronger, faster—absolutely lethal. The mad scientist, Whitney, who made them that way (without their consent) is hell-bent on using them, supposedly for the good of the country and he sees them as weapons instead of human beings. (Yeah, you can’t rationalize crazy.) He has no qualms about manipulating them to get what he wants. (I really, really hope he gets his comeuppance soon.) Despite his machiavellic machinations, the GhostWalkers rallied together and the set up a code to live by.

When Draden got infected during his latest mission, he did the right thing, the honorable thing — a scene that was poignant with the impact of his decision and in doing so, he condemned himself to a vicious death. He was resigned to dying alone, resigned to how horrific his last moments would be—or so he thought.

On her own mission, Shaylah broke cover for Draden and inadvertently exposed herself to the virus. I liked her a lot—her thoughts, her insights, her ideals and the values she had. Her tenacity not to become what Whitney wanted. She was admirable and a strong heroine.

Neither of them expected to find the other. How cruel was it to find the one person who fit you so perfectly just when your days were numbered? I enjoyed watching their love blossom and how they coped with the fact they would both die.

The writing was excellent. All the descriptions done so well, it was easy to imagine the world of the jungle and the scenes. Also, it was evident from knowledge ingrained in the story that there was in-depth research done on viruses by the author. I was also very happy to see the mention of some of my favorite GhostWalkers in this story.

I love how Christine Feehan keeps coming up with all these fantastic plot-lines with a special story for each GhostWalker, linking the couples to the rest of the GhostWalkers as a close-knit community of people who look out for each other. Each individual story adds value to the main story from the first book. I really, really want a special story for Joe, Malichai and Mordichai. Those two just crack me up. I can’t wait to see what else Christine Feehan will come up with next with the GhostWalkers.

Synopsis: On a rescue mission in the heart of the Indonesian jungle, Dr. Draden Freeman and his GhostWalker team need to extract the wounded as quickly as possible—or risk spreading a deadly virus unleashed by a terrorist cell. When Draden gets infected, he forces his team to leave him behind. He won’t risk exposing anyone else. He intends to find the ones responsible and go out in a blaze of glory…. Shylah Cosmos’s mission is to track the virus and remain unseen. Her enhanced senses tell her that the gorgeous man eradicating the terrorists one by one is a GhostWalker—and his lethal precision takes her breath away. When he’s hit by a lucky shot, she can’t stop herself from stepping in, not knowing that by saving his life she’s exposed herself to the virus. There’s no telling how much time Draden and Shylah have left. Racing to find a cure, they quickly realize that they’ve found their perfect partner just in time to lose everything. But even as the virus threatens to consume their bodies, they’ve never felt more alive.


I'm a die-hard bibliophile and I'm also an introvert. My blog's about books, books and more books. (yep, that was easy) I might, from time to time, write about life and its vagaries. I like taking pictures of books and doing origami.

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