Lethal Game (GhostWalkers, #16)
The sparks of unexpected passion ignite in this electrifying GhostWalker novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan.When Malichai Fortunes attacks a problem, he does it full force--a habit that earns the GhostWalker a painful injury and a forced vacation in San Diego, California. With nothing but physical therapy on the horizon, Malichai is starting to get restless...until a striking blue-eyed blonde makes all his senses come alive.Amaryllis is kind and warm and sees beyond Malichai's rough exterior, but he can tell there's something she's hiding. Her innate healing abilities indicate she might be a GhostWalker--albeit an untrained one. Malichai doesn't think their crossing paths is anything more than coincidence, but he can sense that one wrong word could send Amaryllis running.When strange events at his temporary retreat put Malichai on high alert, he knows he won't be able to deal with the threat and keep his woman safe in his weakened state. But calling in his brothers means telling Amaryllis what he really is, and revealing that he knows the truth about her too...

Lethal Game (GhostWalkers, #16) Details

TitleLethal Game (GhostWalkers, #16)
Author
ReleaseMar 3rd, 2020
PublisherBerkley Books
ISBN-139780593099766
Rating
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Suspense, War, Military Fiction

Lethal Game (GhostWalkers, #16) Review

  • Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
    January 1, 1970
    It took me eight days to finish this book. Not because it was boring. Not because it was difficult to read. There was absolutely nothing wrong with this book. It's just that I wanted to savor this story for as long as possible. The hero that Christine Feehan created in Malichai was a man who was perfect in his every imperfection. Sold by his mom for drugs, he grew up on the streets with his brothers, learning to survive and ended up becoming the most compassionate, patient, understanding It took me eight days to finish this book. Not because it was boring. Not because it was difficult to read. There was absolutely nothing wrong with this book. It's just that I wanted to savor this story for as long as possible. The hero that Christine Feehan created in Malichai was a man who was perfect in his every imperfection. Sold by his mom for drugs, he grew up on the streets with his brothers, learning to survive and ended up becoming the most compassionate, patient, understanding person I've probably ever had the pleasure to read about.In the military, Malichai was a soldier and a doctor. He put himself constantly in danger, rescuing wounded soldiers under heavy assault. He was relentess, tireless, courageous and dangerous. He was a GhostWalker, meaning he was enhanced through experimentation, giving him more gifts than were covered in this book. He was sweet and kind, always willing to give a hand, and extremely protective. When he's injured during a rescue, he's forced to take a vacation and ends up meeting Amaryllis. Immediately he suspects she's also a GhostWalker and when strange things start happening in and around the B&B he's staying at, it's either continue to ignore what's right in front of him, or contact his brothers and admit that he knows just what she is. Hopefully the truth doesn't destroy the love that these two are beginning to share.This may be one of my favorite books by Feehan so far, for no other reason than Malichai. Honestly, he was incredible and I'd easily recommend this read simply for you to be amazed by its hero. The side characters, the heroine, and the plot were also amazing, making them icing on the most scrumptious of cakes!Find the full (unedited) review HERE
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  • Lover of Romance
    January 1, 1970
    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*May Contain Spoilers*Lethal Game is the latest release from Berkley and Christine Feehan and this addition is the latest towards the Ghostwalkers series. I am just in love with this series, I am not going to lie in that some books I have struggled with at times, but this book This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*May Contain Spoilers*Lethal Game is the latest release from Berkley and Christine Feehan and this addition is the latest towards the Ghostwalkers series. I am just in love with this series, I am not going to lie in that some books I have struggled with at times, but this book *sigh* I had no issues and didn't have darker elements like some installments in the past have had. There is so much goodness in these suspense books that she has built up in this series and I have truly loved the evidence of research Feehan I am sure does to craft these books because each book it shows this whether it's scientific or medical .....I am always pleased to see it happen.The story sets off with blasting the reader into an action scene,  where our hero is on a rescue team, he is part of the paratrooper team that goes in and rescues teams under fire and is also a medical doctor. On his current mission, his leg gets fractured while trying to save his men and barely survives. When his leg doesn't heal fast enough, and as a Ghostwalker, it should be healing faster than it currently is, his team sends him to California to heal up and be on vacation. Well, Malichai doesn't do so well on vacations, meaning he has NO clue how to even take them. He meets a young woman, who he is drawn to and realizes she must be a fellow Ghostwalker. At first, he isn't sure if she is on the run or could be an enemy out to hunt him down as he is a threat to Dr. Whitney. But discovers more about Amaryllis. Amaryllis has been on the run and escaped one of Whitney's facilities and has been at the inn for about a year. But when a mystery crops up, the danger around the corner and a sexy military man in her line of sight, her life isn't as simple as she imagined it would be. Now there is a terrorist threat, and it will take Malichai and Amaryllis working together to save innocent lives but along the way they discover a delightful passion in each otherWhat a fabulous addition to the Ghostwalker series and I loved every moment of this story. Now it wasn't quite as in my feels like the previous book "Toxic Game" turned out for me but it was a bit different but I really loved the mystery.... which there are two in this story. The first we have is the mystery of the terrorist threat and then we have the mystery of the damage done to Malichai's leg. There is more going on with it, and even though Amaryllis has psychic healing abilities, his team will have to come in and try to save his leg. So much intrigue in this story and even though there is suspense.....the tone of the story is solving these two mysteries. I just love a good mystery, it's my nirvana in romance, so I was hooked....line....and sinker in this book. I was on the edge the whole way through and this book (like ALL of Feehan's) was such a page-turner and couldn't get enough of the story and the way it develops.The romance that develops was also unique for Feehan, and it is a bit hard to explain what was so different from some of her other books to be honest. Even though there is some element of the "instant love" connection that we do find in her books there is also more of a slowly built love between Malichai and Amaryllis. There is a level of trust that needs to be built between them and see that bridge form between these two was so beautiful. There are so many heartfelt moments, and *sigh* the romantic moments of chemistry and emotional connection was right on point. We get all the fun characters from the team including a surprise visit from some old favorites.....the Colorado twins Ken and Jack Norton.Overall I was beyond charmed by Lethal Game.....a story so charming and devised in sensuality, thrilling dangers, and pure romance portrayed.....I guarantee you will fall in love just as this reader has! BRILLIANCE IN EVERY PAGE!
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  • Beth
    January 1, 1970
    Lethal Game is the newest book in Christine Feehans GhostWalker series. And, I can tell you, I enjoyed every second of Malichais and Amarylliss story. Malichai is forced on a vacation. Not ever taking a vacation or now how to act on one, Malichai is struggling to enjoy it. Until he starts interacting with his vacation hosts, which include Amaryllis as one of the staff. Amaryllis is one of the GhostWalkers that have escaped. Living on the run, she never stays in one place to longuntil she finds Lethal Game is the newest book in Christine Feehan’s GhostWalker series. And, I can tell you, I enjoyed every second of Malichai’s and Amaryllis’s story. Malichai is forced on a “vacation”. Not ever taking a vacation or now how to act on one, Malichai is struggling to “enjoy” it. Until he starts interacting with his vacation hosts, which include Amaryllis as one of the staff. Amaryllis is one of the GhostWalkers that have escaped. Living on the run, she never stays in one place to long…until she finds employment at the B&B in the San Diego area. Here she has found a home… until Malichai comes to visit and everything about her is drawn to him.I have to admit, this might be one of my favorite reads in the GhostWalker series. Lethal Game has a great plot, amazing hero and heroine and even fabulous secondary characters. But it doesn’t end there. The steamy, sensual character connections are met with the perfect balance of true, and deeply imaginative storytelling.I received this ARC copy of Lethal Game from Berkley - Penguin Random House LLC. This is my honest and voluntary review. This book is set for publication March 2020.My Rating: 5 starsWritten by: Christine FeehanSeries: A GhostWalker Novel (Book 16)Hardcover: 448 pagesPublisher: Berkley (March 3, 2020)ISBN-10: 0593099761ISBN-13: 978-0593099766Genre: Paranormal RomanceAmazon: https://www.amazon.com/Lethal-GhostWa...Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/leth...
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  • Joan
    January 1, 1970
    Lethal Game is the latest outstanding continuation of Christine Feehans action-packed Ghostwalker series. This novel delivers even more action and adventure with main characters Malichai Fortune and his wonderful heroine, the mysterious Amaryllis, as the lead couple. Malichais team is a branch of highly specialized and enhanced men and women who go in and rescue soldiers injured or captured behind enemy lines. Malichai is badly injured in a recent rescue mission and he is ordered to take a Lethal Game is the latest outstanding continuation of Christine Feehan’s action-packed Ghostwalker series. This novel delivers even more action and adventure with main characters Malichai Fortune and his wonderful heroine, the mysterious Amaryllis, as the lead couple. Malichai’s team is a branch of highly specialized and enhanced men and women who go in and rescue soldiers injured or captured behind enemy lines. Malichai is badly injured in a recent rescue mission and he is ordered to take a vacation by his team and family. It was sweet when a reluctant Malichai describe who his shooter grandmother and force of nature, Nonny, along with his teammates’ triplet toddlers randomly picked a bed and breakfast in San Diego near the ocean for Malichai to rest and recuperate. As fate would have it, Malichai meets waitress Amaryllis at the B&B and immediately he is drawn to her and suspicious as well, thinking that Amaryllis may be one of the nefarious Dr. Peter Whitney’s experiments, orphaned girls Whitney acquire, enhanced, experimented on, and chemically paired with Whitney male enhance specimens. Regardless of his initial apprehension, Malichai and Amaryllis make a wonderful couple and team. I was rooting for this couple the entire book. I enjoyed every aspect of Lethal Game because the story and plot are a perfect blend of action, suspense, and romance. Very highly recommended!
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  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    January 1, 1970
    LETHAL GAME by Christine Feehan is book 16 in the Ghost Walkers Series. This is the story of Malichai and Amaryllis. I haven't yet read the previous book, so for me this was a standalone book. I will say this author's writing allows for that with her writing but I did feel I would have love to have read the previous character's story line since some where in this book. Malichai has been forced to take a vacation to heal physically and mentally after very bad assignment the Ghost Walkers were on. LETHAL GAME by Christine Feehan is book 16 in the Ghost Walkers Series. This is the story of Malichai and Amaryllis. I haven't yet read the previous book, so for me this was a standalone book. I will say this author's writing allows for that with her writing but I did feel I would have love to have read the previous character's story line since some where in this book. Malichai has been forced to take a vacation to heal physically and mentally after very bad assignment the Ghost Walkers were on. Never having done a vacation and used to always be on alert he isn't having a good time. Then he meets Amaryllis who works at the place he is staying and he feel an intimidate connection but he knows she is hiding something. Amaryllis is on the run and doesn't usually stay in one place long but she has enjoyed her time at the Inn and has built a friendship, but she knows that Malichai is dangerous but is he what she needs? With Ms. Feehan books you get the steamy scene, alpha male, strong heroine and story line that keeps you turning pages! Loved this book.
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  • Maureen Gianinio
    January 1, 1970
    Ms Feehan has long ago proved herself a master of romance and paranormal to me, but I think I need to add suspense to the list. Lethal Game, definitely, has an edge of your seat energy woven through it. Theres a sense of 'waiting for the other shoe to drop' even as youre immersed in fun witty banter and the building of trust and love between the main characters. A brilliant building of discovery and surprises beyond the obvious. This story grabs your heart in chapter one and has you engaged in Ms Feehan has long ago proved herself a master of romance and paranormal to me, but I think I need to add suspense to the list. Lethal Game, definitely, has an edge of your seat energy woven through it. There’s a sense of 'waiting for the other shoe to drop' even as you’re immersed in fun witty banter and the building of trust and love between the main characters. A brilliant building of discovery and surprises beyond the obvious. This story grabs your heart in chapter one and has you engaged in Malichai’s future path through each page. One of the brave members of GhostWalker Team 4 Pararescue, Malichai volunteered with his brothers to be enhanced genetically by Dr Whitney. He lives his life by the strength of character and generous heart he developed by choices he made on the streets of Chicago, long before he entered the GW program. They grew stronger as he bonded with his chosen family in the Bayou. Now he puts his life on the line to protect those on the front line, including innocents and victims. He puts other lives above his own and it’s a natural response in him. His one dream, which he feels is eluding him, is to find his partner, his angel. Until he is injured and goes to a B&B, chosen by a little girl, to recover. Here he meets Amaryllis. The one he’s been searching for. But why is she there and so many other questions come with finding her. And the nagging sense he gets that something isn’t right. Amaryllis, one of Whitney’s Orphans, has been told she didn’t fit in with society, no one wanted her, she was a throw away. The the only way her life had meaning was through the horrid experiments meant to discover what could enhance the elite soldiers. Train to be an assassin to keep their secrets safe. She is intelligent and observant and had a strong survival instinct for herself and others. She escaped Whitney when she discovered the skills she'd developed took her off the assassin path and put onto the breeding, and worse, death path. She’d learned not to trust off the cuff but to observe and evaluate…so when the big tough looking man appeared, at the B&B she’d found refuge working in with the family who gave her a place peaks her interest, that’s just what she does.I love the way Christine unfolds their relationship, true courtship and mystery solving. She shows, by example, with this couple and other occurrences, that pheromones and DNA pairing does not guarantee love. So much more is needed. They learn to trust and open up to each other. Love builds between them into a strong lasting bond. Its not just the spoken words, but the way they treat each other, people they know and don’t know. And how all those people treat them. There are truly some sweet, heart touching moments that have you sighing, how could you not love Malichai. Amaryllis comes to recognize Malichai as hers. She opens herself to a feeling of belonging and purpose, she never felt before, among the Team. This is all woven through the warning bells going off in Malichai’s head and trying to figure out if they are for himself, those he loves, or something disastrous that could be threatening thousands. The Storyline slowly and beautifully unravels the dangers and concerns with the help of his team. Malichai, true to himself, acts to gather information and to protect even at great cost to himself. All culminates at the moment Malichai must not only face his greatest fear but charge right through it to save innocent lives. He’s all the stronger because he knows he has a partner in life no matter what, and family love and support, giving him determination that can make it through anything. He is truly one of Ms Feehan’s strongest characters and Amaryllis grows into the perfect match for him. As usual, The Action and the romance are perfectly balanced for the story and seeds are planted for future books, even for the other Teams. And Whitney remains one of the most diabolical villains I’ve ever read!
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  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    Christine Feehan is usually one of my go-to authors that I truly enjoy reading. Unfortunately, this installment of the Ghostwalker series did not draw me in. I really thought that I would enjoy Malichais story but honestly had a hard time throughout the book.I was confused with the number of characters and the part that played throughout the story. They all kind of ran together to the point where I had a hard time keeping track of who was who and what they would mean to the overall story.I also Christine Feehan is usually one of my go-to authors that I truly enjoy reading. Unfortunately, this installment of the Ghostwalker series did not draw me in. I really thought that I would enjoy Malichai’s story but honestly had a hard time throughout the book.I was confused with the number of characters and the part that played throughout the story. They all kind of ran together to the point where I had a hard time keeping track of who was who and what they would mean to the overall story.I also had a problem with the timelines. Everything seemed to have happened extremely quick between Malichai and Amaryllis. From meeting to giving her a ring was less than a week but then he talks about ordering the ring the week before. I was confused with the order of things. With how people just came and went or were killed. And then the hate then trust issue with Whitney. They fought to keep away from Whitney but then were working with him in the end.The story line would have been really interesting if there weren’t so many people involved. I enjoyed the bantering between Malichai, Amaryllis and the other members of the Ghostwalkers. They threw a little lightness into a dark story. And, I would have love a little more of Jacy.So, unfortunately, Lethal Game didn’t do it for me. I would have liked it a lot more if there were half the characters and if the story was spread out a little more than a week. I was thrilled that Amaryllis trusted Malichai and accepted her status as being part of the Ghostwalker family.Review copy provided for a voluntary review.
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  • The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
    January 1, 1970
    Lethal Game continues the Ghostwalkers series and I am really loving it! Malichai is an enhanced super soldier who was recently injured on a mission. To his dismay, he must now take a "vacation". While at a cute bed and breakfast in California, he meets Amaryllis, a worker at the B and B who is most certainly hiding something. Challenge accepted!Malichai is a badass super soldier for sure, but seeing him in a noncombat setting, doing domestic things like fixing a dishwasher really made him a Lethal Game continues the Ghostwalkers series and I am really loving it! Malichai is an enhanced super soldier who was recently injured on a mission. To his dismay, he must now take a "vacation". While at a cute bed and breakfast in California, he meets Amaryllis, a worker at the B and B who is most certainly hiding something. Challenge accepted!Malichai is a badass super soldier for sure, but seeing him in a noncombat setting, doing domestic things like fixing a dishwasher really made him a dynamic character. He breaks a lot of the trends of male heroes-he isn't conceited, he isn't a whore, and he values kindness. Amaryllis is a mystery in the beginning (to both the reader and Malichai) but it was entertaining to see Malichai peel back the layers! Amaryllis' history was intriguing and I really appreciated how developed her character was in Lethal Game.Don't let the cute, sea side setting fool you-there is still plenty of action and danger. However, the plot of Lethal Game doesn't have some of the super dark elements that some of Feehan's books harbor. I thought it was kind of a nice change (I read Vendetta Road last month and it was VERY dark). While I have not read all the books in the Ghostwalkers series, Lethal Game makes me want to read more of them for sure! If you like a touch of paranormal/supernatural with your suspense, Lethal Game delivers in spades. It also gives you some GREAT characters that will hold a place in my heart for sure.    POV: 3rd   Tears: no   Trope: military   Triggers: none   Series/Standalone: stand alone (this is part of a LONG series, but you could pick this one up and not feel totally lost)   Cliffhanger: (view spoiler)[no (hide spoiler)]   HEA: (view spoiler)[yes (hide spoiler)] Authors like JR Ward, Abbie Roads, Nalini Singh...then you will probably like Lethal Game!  Lethal Game See full review on The Book Disciple
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  • Slavica
    January 1, 1970
    Lethal Game by Christine FeehanGhostWalkers Book 16Release Date: 03/03/2020 Review by: Slavica G KukichLethal Game is Book 16 in the GhostWalker series. Christine Feehan wrote a storyline that grabbed my attention and would not let go. I love this couple. Both Malichai and Amaryllis are strong characters and hold their own throughout the book. Those of us that have been reading Christine Feehan books for the last twenty years know that the story line is character driven. Lethal Game is no Lethal Game by Christine FeehanGhostWalkers Book 16Release Date: 03/03/2020 Review by: Slavica G KukichLethal Game is Book 16 in the GhostWalker series. Christine Feehan wrote a storyline that grabbed my attention and would not let go. I love this couple. Both Malichai and Amaryllis are strong characters and hold their own throughout the book. Those of us that have been reading Christine Feehan books for the last twenty years know that the story line is character driven. Lethal Game is no exception, and when Malichai needs his team to protect the woman he loves, guess who shows up? Wyatt Fontenot (Viper Game), Trap Dawkins (Spider Game), Ezekiel Fortunes (Power Game), and Draden Freeman (Toxic Game); as always they are there for him. Dr. Malichai Fortunes is a physician and trained solder, a GhostWalker with acute sense of eyesight, smell and hearing. He can climb mountains silent and fast. Swim underwater without taking a breath. During the last mission Malichai was severely hit sustaining injuries to his thigh and leg. His family has chosen for him a B&B in San Diego, where he has been ordered to rest, recuperate and continue with his therapy by swimming daily. Malichai never expected to meet someone like Amaryllis. His attraction to her was instant. He wanted to be a man on vacation having a summer fling, yet he was very much afraid that in meeting Amaryllis he was meeting one of Whitney’s experiments and a GhostWalker. The attraction between the two of them is undeniable. She has everything he admires the most in a woman. Then, when the couple staying at the B&B is found dead Malichai request the help of his team.Amaryllis Johnson never expected to meet a man like Malichai. She was a loner. She grew up alone, she worked alone, and she escaped from Whitney alone. Yet, she found herself being attracted to Malichai and those golden eyes. He appealed to her as no other male ever did. Amaryllis thinks of herself a misfit; Whitney’s mistake not a GhostWalker and dares not to dream of the future Malichai is offering. If you are a fan of GhostWalker series you know that wherever GhostWalkers are found, action, suspense, mystery and romance follow and you will not be able to put this book down until you are finished. Want to live longer? Read a book, and until next time happy reading!
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  • 1-Click Addict Support Group
    January 1, 1970
    Another emotional and suspenseful readIt took me a while to warm up to this series and I constantly have to wonder why that was because each read now is one I savor. The stories have all the elements I look for and have come to expect from this author heart-pinging emotion, stomach-jumping tension and always family and love And the opening chapter of this read? Yeah, turn the lights up high and cuddle up as it was unsettling as it was intense (and oh so good)!Malichai and his brothers had come Another emotional and suspenseful read…It took me a while to warm up to this series and I constantly have to wonder why that was because each read now is one I savor. The stories have all the elements I look for and have come to expect from this author – heart-pinging emotion, stomach-jumping tension and always family and love… And the opening chapter of this read? Yeah, turn the lights up high and cuddle up as it was unsettling as it was intense (and oh so good)!Malichai and his brothers had come through a lot together. Somehow, they grew stronger and their bonds never wavered. They found only more love and support with a new family with brothers and sisters, and a Nonny, they could always rely on. Sidelined by a brutal injury, away from the land and people he loved, Amaryllis was as unexpected as the danger they both found themselves in. If I had any thought their courtship would be ordinary that quickly was set aside as mysterious events escalated to terror-level threat…Malichai and Amaryllis were amazing as their strong personalities and unique skills came together to solidify their bond as they battled more than one dangerous situation. They needed even more of that strength to overcome old fears and new challenges. With family at their side, this was a roller coaster ride, a true heart in your throat read that left me reaching for the first book in the series. Again… ~Diane, 4.5 stars
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  • Mary Kirkland
    January 1, 1970
    Malichai and his team are GhostWalker's which are enhanced humans with special powers. They had been experimented on for a long time but now he and his teammates work for the military and go on hard missions. After a rather hard mission trying to save some soldiers and getting shot a few times, Malichai decides to go on vacation for a while and let his leg fully heal. He stays at a B&B and meets Amaryllis who works there. He's attracted to her right away but can tell there's something more Malichai and his team are GhostWalker's which are enhanced humans with special powers. They had been experimented on for a long time but now he and his teammates work for the military and go on hard missions. After a rather hard mission trying to save some soldiers and getting shot a few times, Malichai decides to go on vacation for a while and let his leg fully heal. He stays at a B&B and meets Amaryllis who works there. He's attracted to her right away but can tell there's something more to her that he can't quite put his finger on.While on vacation at the B&B, two men come to Malichai and ask for his help not knowing who he is but because he's big and looks mean. He has to get some of his team involved when it looks like there's something shady going on with some of the people staying at the B&B. When people end up dead and others have near misses with death, they know that something is going on but they don't know what or why for a while. That storyline brings about a lot of action with Malichai and his team but when Malichai's leg starts to get worst instead of better, his team and family make an appearance to try and figure out what's going on all the while still trying to stop the bad guys from doing whatever they plan on doing.The romance between Malichai and Amaryllis is so hot and sweet. She's had such a hard life and doesn't know if she can trust him or his teammates and always seems to be waiting for someone to say she's not good enough for him and is then surprised when it doesn't happen. She has reason to be scared and not to trust easily but that's what made Malichai such a great alpha hero because he made it easy for her to fall for him and trust him.I've really been enjoying this series, the unique premise of the GhostWalker's, the action, romance, and danger has me hooked and ready to read each book that releases.
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  • Cheryl
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this one! It pulled every emotion and I am still reeling. Malichai can come live with me anytime, sigh, I wish. Malichai is a Ghost Walker (super soldier for the new) and a medic. He will stop at nothing to help his brothers in arms, to the detriment of his own health. His last foray basically left him dead and he is recuperating in San Diego at a B&B. Forced recuperation. There he meets Amaryliis and is immediately attracted, even knowing she is hiding something. There is mystery I loved this one! It pulled every emotion and I am still reeling. Malichai can come live with me anytime, sigh, I wish. Malichai is a Ghost Walker (super soldier for the new) and a medic. He will stop at nothing to help his brothers in arms, to the detriment of his own health. His last foray basically left him dead and he is recuperating in San Diego at a B&B. Forced recuperation. There he meets Amaryliis and is immediately attracted, even knowing she is hiding something. There is mystery with what she is hiding as well a plot that comes to light that could kill thousands. I am not a writer, so I cannot even begin to express the way my heart swelled, my tears flowed and laugh out loud with Malichai. I like that Amaryliss seemed to be a quiet strength to walk beside him, not behind him. I highly recommend this one, there was plot and more plot with romance, steamy scenes and love. Love of family, love of brotherhood, love for each other. I just really enjoyed this one. Thank you for the opportunity to read this arc. I freely volunteer my thoughts, my opinions unsolicited.
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  • Valerie
    January 1, 1970
    3 1/2 stars but I'm rounding up.
  • Ree
    January 1, 1970
    Ive been a long time fan of author Christine Feehan, and this novel, the 16th in her marvelous Ghostwalker series, is no exception. Shes able to create such interesting characters and realistic locations in her books, this one was very difficult to put down. This is the tale of Malichai and Amaryllis, two souls who have a terrible past and such an amazing future. Malichai is a Ghostwalker, and he was brutally wounded on his latest mission. So its off to vacation for him, to rest and relax. When I’ve been a long time fan of author Christine Feehan, and this novel, the 16th in her marvelous Ghostwalker series, is no exception. She’s able to create such interesting characters and realistic locations in her books, this one was very difficult to put down. This is the tale of Malichai and Amaryllis, two souls who have a terrible past and such an amazing future. Malichai is a Ghostwalker, and he was brutally wounded on his latest mission. So it’s off to vacation for him, to rest and relax. When he arrives at the Bed and Breakfast he’s booked at, he is nearly blindsided by Amaryllis. She’s stunningly beautiful, and if he’s not mistaken, there’s a lot more to her than just her beauty. As they figure each other out, events around them quickly devolve into madness. And if they aren’t careful, that madness may overwhelm them both.
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  • Heather andrews
    January 1, 1970
    Malichai is sure of himself, "a slow smile curved his mouth and he lay back against the pillows. I knew youd fall for me, woman. Its the way I wash dishes, isnt it? The man is quite territorial, "...as much as I love that top, he doesnt get to see you looking like that. Only me. And Im going to tell you up front that hes a good-looking man and if you look like youre going to trade up, Im killing him. I liked this book, I loved Malichai. Malichai is sure of himself, "a slow smile curved his mouth and he lay back against the pillows. “I knew you’d fall for me, woman. It’s the way I wash dishes, isn’t it?” The man is quite territorial, "...as much as I love that top, he doesn’t get to see you looking like that. Only me. And I’m going to tell you up front that he’s a good-looking man and if you look like you’re going to trade up, I’m killing him.” I liked this book, I loved Malichai.
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  • Edwina
    January 1, 1970
    I WISH I COULD GIVE LETHAL GAME 10 STARS!!! THIS STORY IS AWESOME. AUDIBLE EDITIONS: Excellent narration by Jim FrangioneI don't even know where to start with my review. Letha Game is that Awesome to read. This story is a rollercoaster of Action, Suspense, Love, and a Salute to our Wounded Military Soldiers!! Thank You for Your Service. The story starts out with Malichai and Rubin rescuing our trapped and wounded soldiers in Afghanistan. Malichai's leg is shot to pieces by machine guns. Just as I WISH I COULD GIVE LETHAL GAME 10 STARS!!! THIS STORY IS AWESOME. AUDIBLE EDITIONS: Excellent narration by Jim FrangioneI don't even know where to start with my review. Letha Game is that Awesome to read. This story is a rollercoaster of Action, Suspense, Love, and a Salute to our Wounded Military Soldiers!! Thank You for Your Service. The story starts out with Malichai and Rubin rescuing our trapped and wounded soldiers in Afghanistan. Malichai's leg is shot to pieces by machine guns. Just as Malichai thinks he is going to died Rubin shows up and carries him out. I think Rubin might be our next GW story. The bones in Malichai's leg refuse to heal. He is sent to a B & B in California to recover. Amaryllis is working at the B&B she has escaped from one of Dr. Whitney's facilities. Her and Malichai have been pared together. There is an immediate attraction between the two. Malichai and Amaryllis are perfect together. There is NOT a lot of sex scenes in this story. This couple bonds like soulmates. There comradery is beautifully written. Malichai and Amaryllis are now on my list of favorite GW couples. Like Kadan Montague and Tansy Medows from Murder Game, Jack and Brony Norton from Conspiracy Game, Kane and Rose Ruthless Game and last but not lest Ken an Mari Norton from Deadly Game. These are my all time top couples in The GW series. Now I can add Malichai and Amaryllis Lethal Game. Lethal Game moves fast and we get to visit with the Jack and Ken Norton from team 2. All of team 4 shows up and shows out. The GW women married into team 4 show up. They kick Butt. They show off. It was good to revisit them. These are some fierce deadly women.We get a big surprise from Trap and Cayenne. I love this scene so much. I was so happy for them. But then sad times come for one of our GW's which I cried for. But he will recover and he will be better and faster then ever. I couldn't believe the ending with Trap and Dr. Whitney going at each other. It was a bit funny. But what is Whitney up to next? Hmmm!! Great Ending!! but we are just going to have to wait for next year to find out what Whitney meant when he told Trap You See!!.I HIGHLY RECOMMEND LETHAL GAME. I LOVED IT!!
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  • Kim
    January 1, 1970
    When Malichai Fortunes suffers an injury, he is strongly encouraged to take a vacation to California to recoup. He does not relax well and finds himself getting friendly with the staff of the B&B he is staying at. Amaryllis is beautiful, sweet, and seems to also have some special gifts. He is sure she is one of Whitney's experiments, but it is a delicate balance between outing himself or her. But as they spend time together it is obvious that they are drawn together. These books are almost When Malichai Fortunes suffers an injury, he is strongly encouraged to take a vacation to California to recoup. He does not relax well and finds himself getting friendly with the staff of the B&B he is staying at. Amaryllis is beautiful, sweet, and seems to also have some special gifts. He is sure she is one of Whitney's experiments, but it is a delicate balance between outing himself or her. But as they spend time together it is obvious that they are drawn together. These books are almost always insta-love, but it has been established that Whitney created bonded pairs so it does not bother me that they form quick attractions and attachments.And Malichai seems to be having issues healing and the situation is becoming more dire and will require assistance from his brothers. And that means exposing his secrets to Amaryllis and hoping she does not run scared. And strange things seem to be happening around them. Whispers of murder, attacks, threats, and a possible large scale target. So this Ghostwalker vacation is anything but peaceful and relaxing...it might just be as deadly as any mission.I was engaged from the start and enjoyed the storyline and the end, but somewhere in the middle it started to drag and seem somewhat tedious to me and it took me longer to read it. These books are always longer than most usual romance reads and have a lot of detail so it is understandable. There were a lot of antagonists, conspiracies, and events to keep track of leading up to the climax. But I loved Malichai and Amaryllis, and how they were able to explore their new relationship and build trust. And also how his brothers and teammates rallied around him while Malichai was going through a difficult situation. My heart hurt for him and what he was dealing with. This installment brings suspense, action, mystery, romance, steam, and emotion. This world is so richly crafted and intertwined. This brings back his brothers Ezekiel and Mordichi as well as many of the other Ghostwalkers. I love revisiting all of the unique characters with their special skills. They are such a devoted and accepting group. I hope that we see his brother, Mordichi or his old friend, Rubin get a story next. Follow Me: Reviews by Tammy & Kim (Rachel and Jay) | Facebook | Twitter
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  • Julia's Book Haven
    January 1, 1970
    I liked the second half of this a lot more then the first. It was very inst-love in the first half, but then the couple really goes through some hard stuff together and it solidified their relationship more for me. Really loved that we got to see lots of characters from previous books and catch up with their lives a little bit. I look forward to the next book in the series.
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  • Mimi
    January 1, 1970
    Malachai's story! If you've read the series then you've been waiting for this, plus you'll see some of your favorite past couples. Some might feel like there are too many twists and conspiracy theories but focus on the love story - you will want to hug it to yourself as you wipe away a stray tear.*My honest review was made possible by an Advanced Reader Copy from the publisher
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  • Handcrafted Librarian
    January 1, 1970
    This is one of my absolute favorites series! I love the jumble of science that could make these paranormal abilities possible with the unique characters. Even so, I'll admit that this is not one of my favorite additions to the series. The recent novels, in my opinion, have been one excellent one after another but this one fell flat a bit for me. I continue to really enjoy Malichai and was glad he finally got a story of his own. The problem with his leg was also really interesting.Amaryllis' This is one of my absolute favorites series! I love the jumble of science that could make these paranormal abilities possible with the unique characters. Even so, I'll admit that this is not one of my favorite additions to the series. The recent novels, in my opinion, have been one excellent one after another but this one fell flat a bit for me. I continue to really enjoy Malichai and was glad he finally got a story of his own. The problem with his leg was also really interesting.Amaryllis' character wasn't that strong in my opinion. If she was so smart to get away from Whitney on her own, helping a few others escape as well, why would be have relocated somewhere and stayed there for over a year? None of the rest of these women have even come close to thinking they can stay in one place for that long. Even Rose, who was pregnant, was only staying somewhere long enough to give birth and then planned to move again. I get that Amaryllis had found people she loved, but what over shadowed her endangering them by exposing them to Whitney and is crazy? Malichai and Amaryllis had a great connection but their overall romance fell flat for me. It seemed to rushed due to the fact that they stumbled into a conspiracy situation. A conspiracy, that had nothing to do with the Ghostwalkers too. Yes, they would definitely step-in like they did, but it made everything else seem less important and more a plot point to bring back past couples in a combat situation than necessary for the love story here. A good book that was super entertaining but not one I'll come back much.
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  • Tina Christopher
    January 1, 1970
    Another great addition to the GhostWalkers series! I really enjoyed Malichai and Amaryllis and it was cool to learn a little bit more about psychic healing. The mystery was intriguing and kept me guessing.Amaryllis' friends were set up nicely as future heroines, so I am looking forward to that.SPOILER ALERTI did not expect Malichai to lose his leg and having him face his worst fear was heart-wrenching and a strong thread throughout the story. I wish we had seen a little bit more of his journey. Another great addition to the GhostWalkers series! I really enjoyed Malichai and Amaryllis and it was cool to learn a little bit more about psychic healing. The mystery was intriguing and kept me guessing.Amaryllis' friends were set up nicely as future heroines, so I am looking forward to that.SPOILER ALERTI did not expect Malichai to lose his leg and having him face his worst fear was heart-wrenching and a strong thread throughout the story. I wish we had seen a little bit more of his journey. The ending felt a little rushed.I cannot wait to for the next story and look forward to learning who it will be.
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  • Rosemary
    January 1, 1970
    Really enjoyed this latest edition of the Ghostwalkers. I really enjoy catching up on all the other team members lives.
  • Dsbook
    January 1, 1970
    Another great read in the Game series. I have really enjoyed every book in this series. I love how there is so much emotion and loyalty among the team members plus a good mystery
  • Sandy S
    January 1, 1970
    LETHAL GAME is the sixteenth instalment in Christine Feehans contemporary, adult GHOSTWALKERS erotic, paranormal romantic suspense series focusing on an elite group (4 teams) of enhanced men and women known as the Ghostwalkers (GW). These super soldiers were once part of an unauthorized government experiment performed by Dr. Peter Whitney but several soldiers have, since, opted into the program on their own. This is US Air Force pararescue medic Malachai Fortunes, and B&B employee Amaryllis LETHAL GAME is the sixteenth instalment in Christine Feehan’s contemporary, adult GHOSTWALKERS erotic, paranormal romantic suspense series focusing on an elite group (4 teams) of enhanced men and women known as the Ghostwalkers (GW). These ‘super soldiers’ were once part of an unauthorized government experiment performed by Dr. Peter Whitney but several soldiers have, since, opted into the program on their own. This is US Air Force pararescue medic Malachai Fortunes, and B&B employee Amaryllis’ story line. LETHAL GAME can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty but I recommend reading the series in order for back story and cohesion. Told from several third person perspectives including Malachai and Amaryllis LETHAL GAME follows in the aftermath of a rescue that went horribly wrong. Shot several times while trying to rescue a number of American soldiers injured and caught behind enemy lines in Afghanistan, Malachai Fortunes would use a second-generation ‘zenith’ patch to stop the bleeding before seeking medical help but Malachai would quickly discover that not all was going according to plan when a forced leave would reveal the continuing deterioration of his injured leg. Meeting Amaryllis, at a B&B in San Diego, California found our hero instantly attracted to a woman who was obviously part of Whitney’s orphan’s experiment. What ensues is the quick building relationship between Malachai and Amaryllis; the discovery of a home-grown terrorist plot; and the on-going breakdown of Malachai’s leg. The relationship between Malachai and Amaryllis is one of immediate attraction but Amaryllis knows to reveal the truth could mean imminent death if anyone were to find out our heroine had enhanced, super powers. A psychic healer injected with several animal and insect DNA, Amaryllis knows it is only a matter of time before Dr. Peter Whitney discovers her whereabouts, and forces her into his breeding program. Malachai Fortunes knows Amaryllis is a Ghostwalker and his mate, and is immediately drawn to the feisty female but Amaryllis is reluctant to reveal her true powers, lest Malachai is a member of Whitney’s extraction team. The $ex scenes are limited but intimate and passionate without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text.There is a large familiar and colorful cast of secondary and supporting characters including several Ghostwalkers from the other three Teams. Ken and Jack Norton make a cameo appearance; most of Malachai’s team and their significant others (Diego Campo, Ezekiel Fortunes, Gino Mazza, Team leader Joe Spagnola and Mordichai Fortunes, Draden Freeman, Trap Dawkins, Rubin Campo and Wyatt Fontenot) join our couple to take down a government led home-grown terrorist attack, as well as the return of Dr. Trap Dawkins and his mate Cayenne. Christine Feehan continues to address Trap’s behaviour by way of Asperger’s syndrome, found on the high end of the autism spectrum, an address meant to assuage the character’s deplorable behaviour in Spider Game (book 12).LETHAL GAME is a bit of a departure from Christine Feehan’s recent style of writing in that the detailed, graphic violence, or mention of abuse and torture, are limited especially as it pertains to women and children. Our hero is not a manipulative, controlling, oppressive alpha male like many of the author’s more recent leading male characters but he is desperate to protect the woman with whom he has fallen in love. I would also like to address the similarities between the author’s Dark Carpathians and the Ghostwalkers as it pertains to the ‘healer’s in both of her series. From the ability to ‘see’ into the body, and heal by psychic energy, alongside one or more additional healers is very reminiscent of the Dark Series, and their ability to heal. The descriptions and graphic details regarding the psychic surgery are familiar and comparable, almost parallel to the earlier works in the Dark series.LETHAL GAME is a story of family, friendships, relationships and love; a story of power and control; of fate and love. The premise is engaging, entertaining and intriguing; the characters are energetic, dynamic and courageous; the romance is emotional and captivating. copy supplied by Netgalleywww.thereadingcafe.com
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  • Kelley White
    January 1, 1970
    Malichai Fortunes is a super soldier and is very good at his job. But during a rescue, he was wounded and needed some down time to recover, like it or not. His nieces had ended up researching places for him to go, and they chose the beach. Malichai had no choose and went where they sent him. But how does a soldier who is always on the go relax and heal?Sheer boredom sends Malichai out of his room and he set out to explore. During his exploration of the bed and breakfast lodgings, he found a way Malichai Fortunes is a super soldier and is very good at his job. But during a rescue, he was wounded and needed some down time to recover, like it or not. His nieces had ended up researching places for him to go, and they chose the beach. Malichai had no choose and went where they sent him. But how does a soldier who is always on the go relax and heal?Sheer boredom sends Malichai out of his room and he set out to explore. During his exploration of the bed and breakfast lodgings, he found a way to be helpful. Marie, the owner needed help with the broken dishwasher. She came to talk to Amaryllis, her employee, in the dining room while Malichai was getting his breakfast. Ah ha, something to do! He seriously has no idea what to do on vacation. His only task is to heal, and swim in the ocean for his physical therapy. And Amaryllis had immediately put him on edge when he walked into the dining room, making him wonder what it was about her that might be a threat.Amaryllis loves working for Marie at her bed and breakfast. She loved her quiet life. She had been able to stay there for quite some time, and really enjoyed where she was and how peaceful her life had been. She knew eventually Whitney would find her and she would be on the run again. Malichai intrigues her. He is this big and brash soldier, yet tender and kindhearted to Marie and Jacy, and always seems to be on alert for danger. Who is he really?Malichai and Amaryllis spend time together at the bed and breakfast and go on walks together around the town. Malichai discovers that Amaryllis is a natural healer, and he realizes that more than likely she is on the run from Whitney.Then strange things begin to happen around town. A surfer was attacked in the water, then a couple was killed, allegedly murder/suicide. A shop keeper appears to be missing.After talking to a lot of the guests and town people, Malichai feels that something major is going to happen, and calls in his team. Is this a personal threat to him? Amaryllis? The town?As the team gathers, more intel gives them information that a large-scale operation maybe taking place soon, causing massive casualties.Can Amaryllis, Malichai, his team members and members of the other teams find out what is being planned and stop it? And keep the secrets of the team members?This story will keep you up reading, and you will wish it would never end!
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  • Jennifer Stanley
    January 1, 1970
    It has been several years and even more titles since I have read a book in the Ghost Walker series. But the description of Malichai and Amaryllis' story peaked my interest. And I am so glad it did! Lethal Game goes back to how the first books in the Ghost Walker series were written. There's drama, action, and romance with the paranormal world of the Ghost Walkers wrapped around it. Readers could read Lethal Game as a stand alone title. But I do recommend starting at the beginning of the Ghost It has been several years and even more titles since I have read a book in the Ghost Walker series. But the description of Malichai and Amaryllis' story peaked my interest. And I am so glad it did! Lethal Game goes back to how the first books in the Ghost Walker series were written. There's drama, action, and romance with the paranormal world of the Ghost Walkers wrapped around it. Readers could read Lethal Game as a stand alone title. But I do recommend starting at the beginning of the Ghost Walker series to get the full effect of their world and the people in it. Personally, the last few books of the series did not deliver liked I had hoped. But Christine Feehan comes back full force with this title. So give it a chance and stick with it!!I was given a ARC copy of Lethal Games through Netgalley and the publisher for a honest review of the title.
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  • Michele
    January 1, 1970
    See the full review at HarlequinJunkieLethal Game was an action-packed addition to Christine Feehans GhostWalkers series, which somehow keeps getting better with every new story. It also had one of the most fun couples to date, who captured my heart with their sincere connection and compassionate natures.I wasnt kidding when I said that each new book is only getting better in the GhostWalkers series. Im a huge fan of Christine Feehans anyway, but after a couple of the heroes in previous books See the full review at HarlequinJunkieLethal Game was an action-packed addition to Christine Feehan’s GhostWalkers series, which somehow keeps getting better with every new story. It also had one of the most fun couples to date, who captured my heart with their sincere connection and compassionate natures.I wasn’t kidding when I said that each new book is only getting better in the GhostWalkers series. I’m a huge fan of Christine Feehan’s anyway, but after a couple of the heroes in previous books were a bit on the caveman side, I’m happy that the last few installments have shown a much more evolved hero. And the heroines have more than held their own against their male counterparts, too–with Amaryllis, our heroine in Lethal Game, most certainly included in that trend... Read More
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  • Nancy Arnold
    January 1, 1970
    She hit this one out of the park!If I was going to give spoilers, this review would be at least 5 pages. There is so much suspense and intrigue I had no clue what was going to happen one page to the next. I loved every word!! Christine mentioned in the forward that this one was tough and she wanted to throw it under the bed at times. I can only assume Malachi 's path was difficult to write. Yes, I had tears several times. Read this and it was so satisfying yet leaves you hungry for more!
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  • Alys Baldwin
    January 1, 1970
    Fantastic. I dont think there are words to describe how wonderful this book is. I cant wait for the next one. So many things to look forward to. Fantastic. I don’t think there are words to describe how wonderful this book is. I can’t wait for the next one. So many things to look forward to.
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  • Lisa
    January 1, 1970
    When Malichai gets hurt on a mission he takes a forced vacation to heal and relax . He ends up at a bed and breakfast where Amaryllis is living helping the owner and hiding out from Dr Whitney. Things don't as he'd hoped. Amaryllis is not a what she seems and weird things keep happening. Top it off his injuries aren't healing right. When things get intense it's time to call in his brothers. I have not read a book in this series in a while. I was worried i wouldn't be able to get into this book When Malichai gets hurt on a mission he takes a forced vacation to heal and relax . He ends up at a bed and breakfast where Amaryllis is living helping the owner and hiding out from Dr Whitney. Things don't as he'd hoped. Amaryllis is not a what she seems and weird things keep happening. Top it off his injuries aren't healing right. When things get intense it's time to call in his brothers. I have not read a book in this series in a while. I was worried i wouldn't be able to get into this book but i ended up engrossed from the beginning. I love the way the Ghostwalkers are a family. They always have each others back and easily took in Amaryllis. I was also happy to see the Norton brothers back in this book. Even if only briefly. Their books were some of my favorites of the early books in this series. Malichai and Amaryllis were a great couple. The author brings you right into the story and keeps you guessing.
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