Shadow Game is the first book in Christine Feehan’s ongoing GhostWalker series. It is a fast paced, compelling beginning to a series that I certainly hope continues for a very long time since I definitely want to know what the future holds for every single member of the Ghostwalker team.
We are introduced to Captain Ryland Miller and members of his special forces team in perhaps the worst of circumstances. Ryland and his men are caged like wild animals deep within the laboratory headed by Dr. Peter Whitney, the doctor who’s psychic enhancement experiments created the special abilities of the Ghostwalkers. An experiment that appears to have gone horribly wrong as several members of Ryland’s team have died from side effects of the enhancement process.
Any military special forces member already has an edge over the average person, be it in a specific knowledge or ability or even sheer strength of body or mind. Imagine if you will, if that military specialist were able to communicate with other members of their team telepathically, if they could ‘suggest’ through that special ability that a guard look the other way for just long enough to slip past them unseen. These psychic gifts and much more have been given to the Ghostwalker team, yet at a price. Unable to block out the constant stream of information to their brains, the constant barrage of ‘noise’ has seemed to have caused an overload for some men who took part in the enhancement program – resulting in their deaths. Or was it something else…
Jessie Rayburn escaped from her home town of Baron Hollow, NC and never expected to return.
She knew that something really bad had happened to her when she left as a teenager. But she could not totally recall the events, only bits and pieces.
As a psychic investigator, Jessie has shields (walls) that keep her sane. Without those shields in place she could not do the work that is required of her at Haven. Some of those needed abilities are being blocked by her inability to remember the past. Jessie is determined to find answers. Now she needs to move past those shields and find out what really happened to her that night in Baron Hollow.
Unknown to Jessie is that her sister Emma is having nightmares as well. Only Emma’s nightmares are about horrific killings near home… nightmares of missing women’s experiences, and those women end up dead.
Are they dreams? Or something more?
Christine Feehan’s Leopard series is one of my favorites and the addition of Savage Nature only increased my enjoyment of these alpha men and their equally strong women.
This story opens in the Louisiana bayou where Saria Boudreaux is taking night photograghs of an owl’s nest from a nearby blind. When lights that should not be there are suddenly flashed nearby, Saria’s gaze silently searches the swamp surrounding her. The terrified human scream breaks the normal noises of the bayou and is just as suddenly cut off. A few moments later Saria hears the furious roar of a leopard near, what the people often call the ghost cats, but she knew better.
Drake Donovan stood on the dock taking in the sights and scents of the Mississippi River. He had been sent here to investigate a message sent to his boss in an unsigned letter. A message about large cats, death and possibly shifters. He knew all too well that the world carried secrets in it’s wildest places, especially since he was one as well.