It's true. What the blurb says above? You won't want to put this book down. I sure didn't want to but I expected that going in. I looked at my day when I started this book and thought it was going to be tough putting the book down when I had to do so many other things that day as well. If you've read anything by Cindy Hogan, you know that she writes suspense and tension really well. All of her books, for me, have been fast paced, full of action with killer tension.
I first got to know Christy in the Watched trilogy and now she has developed into a young woman and a first class spy. It's also true what the blurb above says about the romance. There is only a dash, much to my frustration. Christy has her eye on Jeremy but not much happens on that front. Just a bit of teasing by the writer that makes you want to beg for more. haha. The bad guys in this book will give you shivers (not the good kind either). There are a lot of bad guys!
This book was good fun to read. I loved the pull the book had and the constant forward movement. I'll definitely be coming back for the next book when it comes out. I hope it's soon!
Content: Some graphic, intense violence, kissing
Enjoy the following excerpt!
"It took me a second to realize it, but Kozlov was speaking in Russian. I flipped my head to Jericho. He clenched his jaw, and a vein pulsed on his temple. He had definitely understood Kozlov’s words. Did that mean that Jericho knew Russian? Did he have a Russian heritage? Were his parents Russian? Or had he been working for Alexander for a while and had taken Russian classes in order to fit in better? That made more sense to me. Besides, it seemed obvious, now that I knew him better, that he was involved with the bratva for the status, the power of it.
The fire in his eyes told me he would find a way to make me pay. Of that, I was sure
I thought Kozlov would leave now that he had laid down the law, but he didn’t. He stood there, waiting to watch Jericho succeed or fail.
I watched, despondent, as the kids we’d come to save were led away with the same hopeless acceptance they’d shown when we’d taken them out of the container in the first place. It broke my heart.
With military-like precision, Jericho ordered the rest of the guards to take up positions along the path to some container that would be our home for two weeks. I glanced at Jeremy. What was going to happen to us? Would Halluis and Ace be able to send someone? And even if they did, how would we be able to get to our would-be rescuers?"