Author: Christine Feehan
# pages: 323Date published: 2003
Series: #1 in the Ghostwalker series
Genre: paranormal romantic suspense
Challenges: Read Your Own Books Challenge, 100+ Challenge, New Author Challenge, 999 Challenge, Science in Fiction Challenge, Pages Read Challenge
Rating: (very good)
"Captain Ryland Miller leaned his head against the wall and closed his eyes in utter weariness."What's it all about? After the death of her father Lily Whitney learns about his classified, and highly unethical, military experiment to create an elite squadron of soldiers with enhanced psychic powers. Having the same powers herself, Lily sets out to teach Captain Ryland and his men how to protect themselves from sensory overload. But Captain Ryland's men are dying and he is convinced that there is nothing accidental about their deaths. Can Ryeland and Lily find the murderer before it's too late for Ryeland or his men?
Random thoughts: Overall, I really liked Shadow Game. There was only one thing that prevented me from giving it an excellent rating and that was the dialogue between the two main characters. Not the content of the dialogue, but the fact that they kept calling each other by their names all the time. Every time Ryeland said something to Lily, he either said her name or called her honey. Every time (or nearly every time) he said something to her. If you're having a conversation with someone and they're the only other person in the room, do you constantly say their name? No. After a while, this pulled me out of the story every time I noticed it. It's a minor point, but it still annoyed me and knocked the book down a half a rose. Otherwise, I thought the story was well done and I'm curious about the other Ghostwalkers, so I'll continue on with the series (already have the next couple of books on my shelf, in fact).
- Mind Game is the next book in the Ghostwalker series - there are 7 books in the series, so far
- Christine Feehan's website
- Some of the fascinating things Feehan has discovered while researching the Ghostwalker books
- You can read chapter 1 of Shadow Game here