Series: Linear Tactical #5
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Setting: Oak Creek, WY
Also in this series: Cyclone, Eagle, Shamrock, Angel, Shadow, Echo, Phoenix, Baby, Storm, Redwood, Scout
Also by this author: Special Forces Savior, Man of Action, Infiltration, Survival Instinct, Daddy Defender, Armed Response, In the Lawman's Protection, Cyclone, Eagle, Shamrock, Angel, Calculated Risk, Security Risk, Shadow, Constant Risk, Risk Everything, Echo, Phoenix, Baby, Storm, Redwood, Scout, Code Name: Aries, Code Name: Virgo , Code Name: Libra, Texas Bodyguard: Luke, Hero Unbound
Everyone eventually breaks under torture.
It’s a truth elite solider and government agent Dorian Lindstrom, codename Ghost, knows firsthand. His body may have recovered from what was done to him in that Afghani prison six years ago, but his mind…not quite so much.
He’s seeing dead people.
Grace Brandt, government codename Wraith, knows her past can’t be forgiven. She has stayed “dead” for as long as she could, but now the forces she’s been fighting, the secrets slowly suffocating her, won’t stay hidden any longer.
And the man she helped break—the man she's always loved—is the only one who can stop the danger threatening them all.
When it comes to keeping the people he loves safe, including the one who thinks she’s not worthy of it, there is no danger—past, present or future—Dorian won’t battle.
The Ghost will rise.
After teasing us for 4 books, we will finally get Ghost’s story! Ghost survived torture in Afghanistan and believed that Wraith died in the ambush. He is now out of the army and working for Linear Tactical, but he is far from “healed”. He can’t handle crowds, spends most of his time alone, and now he is sure his mind can’t be trusted. Wraith can’t be back.
Ray is her name now and she is going to find out who is killing her former black ops team members. Dorian (Ghost) doesn’t know if he can trust her. The info she has changes everything he thought he knew. It also means both of them are in danger. Trust is not easy for these two. They had a strong bond, but years of secrets have made them both wary. Ray doesn’t want to get Dorian involved because it’s dangerous. Dorian wants to be involved because its dangerous. Ray is also having some mysterious medical issues that add to the tension.
Ghost will appeal to fans of spy and black ops stories but want the romance too! You get the great small town vibe, government cover ups, and a second chance romance all in one book! I continue to love all the Linear Tactical books and Ghost was a sensational addition!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: ex military, second chance
- Triggers: View Spoiler »torture is mentioned and Dorian does do some low level torture to Ray when he first captures her that may be upsetting to some readers. « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series (but it will help to have read the previous books to get a sense of who Dorian is)
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler