Also in this series: Shadow Game, Murder Game, Ruthless Game, Street Game, Samurai Game, Viper Game, Covert Game
Series: Ghostwalkers #15
Published by Berkley on March 12, 2019
Genres: Romantic Suspense, Paranormal Romance
On a rescue mission in the heart of the Indonesian jungle, Dr. Draden Freeman and his GhostWalker team need to extract the wounded as quickly as possible—or risk spreading a deadly virus unleashed by a terrorist cell. When Draden gets infected, he forces his team to leave him behind. He won’t risk exposing anyone else. He intends to find the ones responsible and go out in a blaze of glory....
Shylah Cosmos’s mission is to track the virus and remain unseen. Her enhanced senses tell her that the gorgeous man eradicating the terrorists one by one is a GhostWalker—and his lethal precision takes her breath away. When he’s hit by a lucky shot, she can’t stop herself from stepping in, not knowing that by saving his life she’s exposed herself to the virus.
There’s no telling how much time Draden and Shylah have left. Racing to find a cure, they quickly realize that they’ve found their perfect partner just in time to lose everything. But even as the virus threatens to consume their bodies, they’ve never felt more alive.
*May Contain Spoilers*
I have no clue how I missed on reading this book to be honest since for the most part, I have come to adore this series “Ghostwalkers” I have been following this series from the very beginning with Shadow Game so I adore the suspense/military plots that this author implements in her stories here. This series has really grown so much and I really enjoyed the “disease” element that is introduced in this book. It really had true Feehan classic elements that every Feehan fan will adore seeing.
We were going to live free for a few days, a week or two, for whatever time we had. This is my choice. You are my choice. Don’t take that away from me
Our main characters of the story are:
-Dr. Draden Freeman -a Ghostwalker and a Doctor,
-Shylah Cosmos -captive of Whitney, excellent tracker and special abilities connected to felines and spiders
The sets off with Dr Draden Freeman, who is on his way to Indonesia to help save a group of Rangers and other American Military men who are grounded and surrounded by the MSS military group. After he and his team get the wounded on choppers, he ends up getting shot with a deadly virus and returns back to ground zero so no one has a chance of being infected. Knowing he has up to 2 -20 days before he is dead, he plans on taking out as many members of MSS as he possibly can. But then he is rescued by Shylah, a fellow Ghostwalker and together they fight off the MSS and search to discover an antidote to the disease they both now carry and a newfound love in each other…
If tomorrow never comes, today has been all i’ve ever wanted or needed. You are my life. And you will after I’ve taken my last breath
I truly LOVED Toxic Game so much, this book was so so good and boy it tore through my emotions. There were so many great things about this story but first we have this whole “gonna die” element to the story. I love seeing characters overcome unbeatable odds and boy these two do it. But both are such strong characters and are survivors. They have a sense of loyalty and family. Draden is committed to his team and what they have gone through together. Shylah has been hidden away by Whitney, and has close ties with her two sisters whom she thinks is dead. As Draden and Shylah work together, a deep romantic bond forms between them. Their relationship was so sensual and strong. I love what they build together and the obstacles they overcome together. There is such a strong level of emotion that is conveyed in this story. I was so hooked on their connection, it was so vibrant and relatable.
He pulled her into his arms and kissed her like she was his and had been for years. Like he was a man dying and she was his greatest love. He felt like she was. Shylah Cosmos. His only little peony. His delicate flower. Dependable. Long-lived. She’d tied her fate to his.
Overall I found Toxic Game to be a stunning addition to a superb series that is packed with intense packed suspense, strong sensuality and a story to keep you on your toes from beginning to end…..INDESCRIBLY FANTASTIC