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.