Thursday, August 2, 2012

Samurai Game- Christine Feehan

In an underground club, a high-ranking public official spends his secret nights indulging in fantasies as exciting as they are depraved. For a seductive employee of the Dungeon, it’s her job to fulfill them. But she’s playing a far more dangerous game—one of blackmail, politics, and murder that reaches into the shadow world of the Ghostwalkers, and the creation of a spectacular, one-of-a-kind new weapon of defense.
But when a dictator makes his own catastrophic moves, the Ghostwalkers have no choice but to bring in two major players—a man and woman both driven by passion and revenge. Both expendable. Both with nothing left to lose

Christine Feehan's Samurai Game is the 10th novel in her Ghostwalker series. It was a welcome that we had an almost full cast of previous characters visiting in the book. The HEA is Sam Johnson and Azami Yoshiie (Thorn) who make a great couple. Sam is dark and deadly, and a man who gets the job done. He is also the adopted son of General Ranier. Sam has many hidden talents but some think he is lacking talent and therefore expendable. Azami, (we’ve always known her as Thorn) was able to hide her powers from Whitney and therefore he thought she was of no use except to be used for experiments, something expendable. At the age of 8,  he tossed her into the slums of Japan; left for dead or to be entered into the sex trade.

First I want to say Christine Feehan is a favorite author of mine. I really was looking forward to another piece in the story. However every once in a while, no matter what series, her story doesn’t hit their mark, which for me this book didn’t. The story had a great beginning, like any of her books it drew me in and I wanted to find out more about Azami and her strength. The fact that she is a samurai was definitely a plus. I liked Sam, how he interacted with the other Ghostwalker’s and wanted to read his story. But sadly the book was flat, lacking, and left you wanting more. The beginning was great but it swiftly went downhill. It seemed that for the majority of the middle of the story it was Azami and Sam in his house getting it on. Now I do enjoy a good or great sex scene but not one that goes on f-o-r-e-v-e-r! And calling him “Sammy” had me skipping pages just to find the end. With all of her books you can feel the love and attraction she has created for her characters, but I did not get that feeling with this one. I thought there was more “connection” with the secondary’s and enjoyed this part of the story. Now I do enjoy this series and am glad that I read it so that I know how the story has progressed and where it is going. Hopefully the connection will be found in the future.
Rating: 2    Laura
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