Shadow Game

by Christine Feehan

Jove, September, 2003.
Paperback, 323 pages.
ISBN: 0515135968
Subgenre: Romantic suspense

Shadow Game by Christine Feehan Bestselling author Christine Feehan takes a break from her popular Carpathian romance series with this new stand alone. Brilliant scientist Peter Whitney is the creator of a classified government project which is using elite military personnel as guinea pigs for an experiment in using ESP as a weapon. Captain Ryland Miller volunteered for the experiment, but now realizes that was a terrible mistake: one by one his men are dying painful deaths. Determined to escape from the hellish underground lab in which he is imprisoned, Ryland turns for help to Dr. Whitney's beautiful daughter, Lily, who is also telepathically gifted. Lily and Ryland make an immediate mental connection and plot to release Ryland and his men. But when Lily's father is murdered, Lily finds out some terrible secrets that he had hidden from her. With determined killers on their trail, the two must find a way to expose the corruption that has permeated the entire project and give Ryland and his men their freedom.

Christine Feehan enters new territory with this story of government conspiracies, dark secrets and telepathic powers. This is a fast read, full of action and raw passion. Although Ryland's overpowering, instant attraction to Lily seems a bit much (his dialogue at first makes him sound much too needy), eventually his love is fully reciprocated, both on the physical and mental planes. Other than that one jarring note, the rest of the story falls into place nicely.

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This review was published in the November-December, 2003 of The Internet Writing Journal.

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