As a rule, I’m not good with change. But when Christine Feehan jumped from her original group of Ghostwalkers to focus on the SEAL team, I was surprisingly pleased with the new direction of the series. I’m not nearly so jazzed now that we are moving on to Ghostwalker team 3.
Our male lead is Mack, the leader of the crew, who specializes in Urban Warfare. The men and women of the team grew up together on the streets of Chicago. And they all went on to join the military and sign up for psychic enhancement. It turned out there was more to being a Ghostwalker than they expected. They were also physically enhanced and many were paired with Ghostwalkers of the opposite sex with the hopes they would one day create superbabies.
As we begin our story, Mack is leading a mission to take down some gun runners. But instead of catching the bad guys, Mack and the team find themselves in a warehouse owned by Jaimie. She was once part of their team and the love of Mack’s life. Unfortunately, she wasn’t cut out for the violence of the military. And beyond that, when she pushed Mack about their future years ago, he blew her off. So she left to make a new life for herself. But when face to face with Mack, all their feelings come rushing back.
Since she has been away, Jaimie has used her amazing computer skills to research Dr Whitney, the evil mastermind behind the Ghostwalker program. But she is getting too close and now she is a target. So Mack and the rest of the team band together to protect her.
Even though the team is new to us, there are a couple of familiar names. Kane was mentioned in Deadly Game as the Ghostwalker who got a woman pregnant at one of Whitney’s breeding facilities and helped her escape. And we met Brian in Predatory Game –he worked with Saber at the radio station. But those slightly familiar threads weren’t quite enough to enthrall me with the team.
As for the love story…. It’s not hard to see why Jaime left Mack. He keeps repeating to himself how preposterous it was that she left him, but frankly, who wouldn’t have left him? He was a self-centered domineering jerk who took her for granted. Obviously, he learns to see the error of his ways. And like all Christine Feehan books, there is great sexual tension and steamy love scenes.
Hopefully, I’ll grow more invested in these guys as we get to know them better in later books. 3 1/2 stars.
Street Gameby Christine FeehanRelease Date: December 29, 2009Publisher: Jove