Toxic Game by Christine Feehan

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Posted March 11, 2019 in review Tags:

Toxic Game by Christine FeehanToxic Game by Christine Feehan
Pages: 412
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Series: Ghostwalkers #15
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Setting: Indonesia
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also by this author: Judgment Road, Shadow Keeper, Dark Sentinel, Dark Challenge, Dark Magic , Vengeance Road, Shadow Warrior
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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.

Toxic Game brings several elements I love together-high science, danger, exotic locales. The tension is certainly high because this virus is deadly. I appreciated knowing that the drama would be external to the couple. I liked both Draden and Shylah too! Both of them are badasses which was great-there is no shirking violet in Shayla.

Now, for me, the most engaging aspect was the virus and the time crunch to find a cure. Woven in that is the budding love between Draden and Shylah, but you aren’t even sure they will survive, you know?! There is a lot of other dangers as well, since they are hunting terrorists. The action and danger in Toxic Game is high and I loved that. Also, fans of the Ghostwalker’s series will enjoy the cameos from previous couples. Also, I enjoyed the quick pace of Draden and Shylah’s relationship. They both embraced that they loved each other and didn’t want to waste time. I loved that!

My only struggle with story was at times it felt too long. There were parts that seemed redundant and slowed the pace. Part of this was how incredibly detailed Feehan was with the science aspect, and that isn’t necessarily bad, but it felt repetitive at times and stilted the pace of the story.

Toxic Game reminded me of the many reasons I love Feehan: danger, love, and teamwork throughout the most pressing situations. If you haven’t read the Ghostwalker series, I recommend it for fans of romantic suspense with a touch of supernatural/sci fi elements.

 

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Viable Threat by Julie Rowe, Cold and Deadly by Toni Anderson, Taken by Cynthia Eden …then you will probably like Toxic Game!

 

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About Christine Feehan

Christine Feehan is a #1 New York Times bestselling author multiple times over with her portfolio including over 40 published novels, including five series; Leopard Series, Dark Series, Ghostwalker Series, Drake Sisters Series, & the Sisters of the Heart Series. All five series hit the #1 spot on the New York Times bestselling list as well. Her debut novel Dark Prince received 3 of the 9 Paranormal Excellence Awards in Romantic Literature (PEARL) in 1999. Since then she has been published by various publishing houses including Leisure BooksPocket Books, and currently is writing for Berkley/Jove. She also has earned 7 more PEARL awards since Dark Prince.

In addition to the #1 New York Times bestsellers list and the PEARL awards, Christine is honored to have made the bestsellers list for Amazon, B. Daltons, Barnes and Nobles, Bookscan, Borders, Ingrams, Publishers Weekly, Rhapsody Book Club, USA Today, Waldenbooks, Walmart, and the Washington Post. Other honors that she has received include being a nominee for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA award, receiving the Career Achievement Award for Contemporary New Reality from Romantic Times Magazine in 2003 and in 2008 the Borders Lifetime Achievement Award.

She has been published in multiple languages and in many formats, including audio book, e-book, hardcover and large print.  In October of 2007 her first manga comic, Dark Hunger was released in stores.  This was the first ever manga comic released by Berkley Publishing and it made #11 on Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller’s List. Her ground-breaking book trailer commercials have been shown on TV and in the movie theaters. She has been featured on local TV, appeared on the The Montel Williams Show, and her book Dark Legend was featured on the cover of Romantic Times Magazine.

Christine Feehan has also appeared at numerous writers’ conventions and book signings including: Romantic Times ConventionGet Caught Reading at Sea CruiseCelebrate Romance ConferenceEmerald City Conference, and numerous Romance Writers of America Conferences. She was also a special guest at the 2013 Comic Con and now has her own FAN convention.

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