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Samurai Game by Christine Feehan

August 20th, 2012 by Debbie's World of Books

Samurai Game by Christine Feehan

Source: Received for review

Publication date: July 3, 2012

Publisher: Jove

Series: Book #10 in the Ghostwalker series

I give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars

Summary from Goodreads.com: 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.

The Ghostwalker series has been one of my favorite series but I have to admit of late the books haven’t grabbed me the way the earlier ones did.  That has changed with this book. I loved it!

First off I have to mention that the summary for this book was so off base that I don’t understand who wrote it and why.  I thought the main character, Azami, was going to be working in this club and the story is going to revolve around the club.  Instead, this club plays an extremely minor part that is over with almost before you realize it.  I’m surprised the summary doesn’t even mention Azami as the heroine and Sam as the hero.

Azami like the other Ghostwalker heroine’s is a strong, smart and kick butt character.  What is interesting about her character versus the earlier heroines is that Whitney abandons Azami after he feels she becomes useless for his purposes.  So all of her training and education was gained from her foster father and free of Whitney’s taint.  Sam’s character wasn’t quite as high handed and abrasive as the other Ghostwalker men but he is still a skilled warrior.

I liked that the story brings in many of the earlier Ghostwalker characters that I loved and we also get to see how their relationships have progressed.  For example, we see Lily and Ryland again and how they are dealing with having a young son and the special abilities that he has been born with.

It also feels like the net is starting to close in on Whitney as the Ghostwalkers are slowly taking out his supporters.  There are a few surprises thrown in such as Violet’s new part after her husband, the senator, dies.

The story moves along quickly, the humor and chemistry between Sam and Azami pulled me in.  My only little pet peeve was when Azami starts calling Sam, Sammy.  Sammy really didn’t match how I viewed Sam and the fact that she comes from this traditional Japanese background that is very formal made it seemed odd that she starts to call him Sammy.  Still other than that this is a wonderful book!

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