Confrontations with old enemies and the discovery of potential new ones throws another big complication into the lives of Feehan’s latest protagonists and all of the allied GhostWalkers. One of the key reasons why Feehan’s GhostWalkers series is so outstanding is its overarching theme of outsiders learning how to trust, love and build relationships. Paranormal romance at its best!

When her most recent forced mission for Dr. Whitney hits a snag, Bellisia barely makes it out in time for her guards to give her the antidote to the slow-acting poison Whitney uses to keep her in line. However, these unusual circumstances give Bellisia the opportunity to finally escape. During the mission, Bellisia learned that rogue GhostWalker-turned-senator Violet Smythe has made a deal with infamous criminal Bernard Lee Cheng to sell out a team of GhostWalkers for money. Captain Ezekiel Fortunes is balancing his military missions with the need to protect the family he and his fellow GhostWalkers are building in the Louisiana swamplands. Bellisia’s arrival complicates matters: Is she friend or foe? There is no question she stirs something in Ezekiel, but dare he trust this unexpected passion? (BERKLEY, Jan., 400 pp., $27.00)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith