Title : Shadow Game
Author : Christine Feehan
Series : GhostWalkers #1
Release date : August 26th 2003
Rating : 3 Stars
Blurb : The classified experiment is the brainchild of renowned scientist Peter Whitney and his brilliant daughter, Lily. Created to enhance the psychic abilities of an elite squadron, it can transform their natural mental powers into a unique military weapon. But something goes wrong. In the isolated underground labs, the men have been dying-victims of bizarre accidents. Captain Ryland Miller knows he is next. When Dr. Whitney himself is murdered, Ryland has only one person left to trust: the beautiful Lily. Possessed of an uncanny sixth sense herself, Lily shares Ryland’s every new fear, every betrayal, every growing suspicion, and every passionate beat of the heart. Together, they will be drawn deeper into the labyrinth of her father’s past and closer to a secret that someone would kill to keep hidden.
Review : This is not my first Christine Feehan rodeo and I knew “what I was getting myself into” but yet I had to try as the blurb sounded so interesting. And it was but still I am only able to rate it with 3 stars maximum… why ? you ask ?
Simply because this author has a tendency to be so brilliant in creating an amazing surrounding that the plot and the characters get lost in that surrounding. I read several books from Ms. Feehan’s “Dark” series and I loved them because this trait of hers for being so perfect in creating a world just worked really well for that series. Here ? not so much….
There was so much focus on the surrounding that I even had a moment when I was rechecking the names of the characters because I forgot for a second. And then in the second half of the book we suddenly get all the names of the team and their traits thrown at us it felt like the author noticed he missed out on the introduction before.
It was too much …
When I choose to read this book I saw a review that said “if you found this book boring – please give at least the second book in that series a try” and I think I will but I am not sure when. Maybe it is the same experience I made with the “Dark brotherhood” … I was only able to get into it after I tried a second time.