Deadly Game (GhostWalkers Series #5) [NOOK Book]

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It begins as a mission to protect a politician from an assassination threat. But the operation takes an unexpected turn when Mari, a mysteriously beautiful GhostWalker, is taken hostage. At the same time, Ken Norton, expert assassin and himself a GhostWalker warrior, is on a mission of his own—one that reaches into Mari’s own past. No stranger to the ways of violent warfare, ...
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Deadly Game (GhostWalkers Series #5)

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Overview

It begins as a mission to protect a politician from an assassination threat. But the operation takes an unexpected turn when Mari, a mysteriously beautiful GhostWalker, is taken hostage. At the same time, Ken Norton, expert assassin and himself a GhostWalker warrior, is on a mission of his own—one that reaches into Mari’s own past. No stranger to the ways of violent warfare, Mari must join forces with Ken and trust his every move—each one more intimate than the last.*Publishers Weekly


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Readers count on Christine Feehan to start the action in high gear, then slam her foot on the accelerator. In this installment of her paranormal series that began with Shadow Game, she delivers again -- big-time.

At the beginning of Deadly Game, a team of GhostWalkers, led by brothers Jack and Ken Norton, are on assignment to protect a politician from a supposed assassination threat, but it feels like a setup to them. As shots ring out, Ken takes down a sniper, only to discover that he is a she -- and a dead ringer for Jack's wife, Briony. They recognize her as the twin sister the evil Dr. Whitney kept for experimentation. Now she is all soldier, part of Whitney's army and an unwilling participant in his genetically enhanced breeding program. Jim warns Ken that Mari is tough is nails and likely to rip his heart out. Sure enough, after the first time they make love, she knocks him out cold. Then Mari has a chance for redemption -- the opportunity to rescue her team from Peter Whitney -- but only if she can learn to trust Ken. This touching love story between two deeply scarred and psychically gifted people, set in the midst of heart-pounding action, shows off Feehan intensity at its best. Ginger Curwen
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Christine Feehan is a master.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101146972
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 2/27/2007
  • Series: GhostWalkers Series , #5
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 24,897
  • File size: 859 KB

Meet the Author

I live in the beautiful mountains of Lake County, California. I have always loved hiking, camping, rafting and being outdoors. I’ve also been involved in the martial arts for years—I hold a third degree black belt, instruct in a Korean karate system, and have taught self-defense. I am happily married to a romantic man who often inspires me with his thoughtfulness. We have a yours, mine, and ours family, claiming eleven children as our own. I have always written books, forcing my ten sisters to read every word, and now my daughters read and help me edit my manuscripts. It is fun to take all the research I have done on wild animals, raptors, vampires, weather, and volcanoes and put it together with romance.
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Interviews & Essays

A Message -- and a Special Treat -- from the AuthorDear Readers, The following scene would have taken place right after GhostWalker Ken Norton takes Mari to his home in Montana. We (my editor and I) decided to cut it because although it showcases the tenderness between Ken and Mari, we had other scenes that did that just as well and advanced the plot a bit more. So we decided it wasn't necessary to include in the final book, but I hope you enjoy reading it! Christine Feehan Mari stared around her in awe. She had never seen such a beautiful place. Or maybe it was just that she was finally free, although she didn't really have a concept of what freedom was. She kept looking around her, waiting for a guard to step out from behind the shrubbery. She had thoroughly inspected the area, looking for cameras, just to be safe. Maybe she'd never get over that habit, but she couldn't help it. She almost didn't know what to do sitting on a blanket under trees. She slid her hand along her leg to touch the knife in her boot for reassurance, at the same time, squeezing her arm to feel the shoulder holster. She was armed and ready for anything. "What's wrong?" Ken touched her arm, focusing her attention back to him. "Nothing. This is wonderful." She tried a tentative smile, hoping he wouldn't notice she was tense and on guard. He grinned at her, that slow, sexy, heart-stopping grin that made her heart pound. "Climb the tree and do a little recon so you can relax." Mari narrowed her eyes with suspicion. "Are you certain you can't read my mind? You told me you couldn't, but I don't believe you." He leaned over and kissed her soft mouth. "You're as transparent as can be, baby, never play poker with Jack." "I am not. I'm one of the best under interrogation." She was mildly insulted. "Right now you're thinking of you don't do recon, you'll never relax." His lips brushed the corners of her mouth. "I want you relaxed. Really relaxed." His teasing tone brought color sweeping up under her skin. No one else in the world could make her blush. And no one else ever teased her and made her want to learn to enjoy herself. "You really don't mind?" He'd probably taken a million women on picnics. How many of them had wanted to survey the area and sweep it for bugs and cameras? Or worry that any moment soldiers were going to appear and haul her back to the compound. "Whatever makes you feel better is fine with me. I want you happy, Mari. Picnics are supposed to be fun. Our property is large and we're surrounded by national forest, so we rarely get visitors here, but go do your recon and I'll put out the food." He'd packed the picnic basket himself. She hadn't helped him, because she didn't know the first thing about picnics or baskets and she was so nervous her hands were clammy. If he asked her to lie up in the branches at the top of a seventy-five foot tree and shoot someone a mile a way, she could do that without breaking a sweat. But have a picnic with him was making her insides turn to jelly. Mari tried to look casual as she walked away. Okay, she wanted to run. She was on unfamiliar ground and not used to feeling so out of place. Her life had always been so structured-and she certainly wasn't prepared for a picnic in the woods. Try to think of it as two soldiers sharing a meal. Ken's amused voice filled her mind, startling her. There was something terribly intimate about his voice brushing up against her memories, inside of her head. Before, when she used telepathy, it was always with other soldiers, on a mission. Now, it seemed so different, as if she was sharing herself with him, her most private thoughts. She crouched and leapt into the lowest branch of a tall tree, landing with quiet ease. She'd practiced the move a thousand times, until she could practically do it in her sleep, her gaze automatically sweeping the surrounding countryside. She climbed fast, careful not to disturb the leaves or make the branches sway. It was easy enough on the larger branches, but the thinner ones took concentration. Glancing down, she could see Ken opening a bottle of sparkling cider and pouring it into two wine glasses. Her stomach clenched and her mouth went dry. She was a soldier, not a woman. In spite of the fact that Ken was a legendary sniper, she related to him as a woman would to a man. And she had absolutely no idea how to be a woman. With a little sigh she sank into the cradle two branches made and began a long, slow surveillance. Meticulous. Careful. Thorough. She might just have to stay up in the tree for a long, long while. Chicken. The laughter in his voice made her body go hot. I knew you were reading my mind! You make it so easy... The tree shivered and she glanced down to see his larger form moving up the branches fast. Alarmed, she called down to him. "What are you doing?" "Have you ever heard of Tarzan? He managed to have quite a few adventures in the trees and I thought I'd try my luck. It wasn't going so good on the ground."
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2007

    Too dark

    I didn't even finish reading this book. The heroine went through way too much. Not as good as her other books in this series. I was very disappointed.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 5, 2009

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    I Also Recommend:

    Seriously kick-ass characters whose complicated lives and emotions draw you into their world!

    This book appeals to everyone on the most basic human level...everyone needs to be accepted and loved for who they are unconditionally. Can Mari learn to trust this man? Does Ken dare to hope for someone able to look beyond his physical flaws and imperfections, and at last heal his soul! Mari recognizes that true ugliness lies within the monsters responsible for the scars left on Ken's body, and shows him that the beauty of his soul is still intact. A tale of loyalty, passion and pain.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2007

    like a bead on my left eye

    I can't wait for this book to come out. conspericy game was the last one about his twin brother and this one proves to be more exciting containing both the twin boys, the twin girls and the twin babyies that bri is pregnant with. i can't wait to see what this brings and what developments are made along the path to uncovering Dr. Whitney! A great read for anyone looking for a book to break the monotony!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2007

    Very slow and repetitive

    I have been a Christine Feehan fan for a while, but I have lost patience with the pace of her books. This one was slow as molasses. Very little action, lots of emotional writhing and self-loathing. It got old fast. I honestly couldn't finish it, which is a serious rarity for me. Christine needs to go back and read some of her earlier books, and remember what made them great. It wasn't just the feeling between the lovers, it was the storyline unfolding as well.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2007

    Extreme Amount of Repetition

    I've read all in this series and this book needs(ed) some serious editing. Page after page of the twins thinking about how bad or dark they are--over and over again. Fortunately, in reading you can skip...I would venture to say, the author wrote this book over a long period of time and forgot 'she already said that' several times. Editors?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2007

    Most disappointed in Ken and Mari's Story

    It seems as though the Ghostwalker series is evolving into something like the Dark Series. I was so looking forward to this book and was very, very disappointed. I gave it to my adult daughter to read and she felt pretty much the same. The books are becoming the same old, same old.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2007

    Deadly Disappointment

    Christine's previous books in this series have been full of action, emotion, and steamy sexual tension. This one, however, is full of repetition and very little action. We spent way too many pages on how terrible Ken felt about himself, on how much he was attracted to Mari, but couldn't let himself have her, how they both felt about Whitney making them for each other. I was disappointed in this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 2, 2014

    Dont get me wrong i like this series and i like the premiss. How

    Dont get me wrong i like this series and i like the premiss. However...this is getting really dark, breeding camps and women being locked up and raped repeatedly to produce babies...its getting pretty disgusting. And the hopelessness of  Dr Whitney never being brought to justice is getting old pretty fast. So be warned this is really a dark premiss for a romance novel dang it....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

    Awesome

    Loved it! My favorite book in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2012

    Low self esteem

    Both characters constantly cry about how unworthy they are to be loved. So much so, that it made this a painful book to read. I like the Feehan series but oh my geez!

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  • Posted August 3, 2012

    love the ghostwalker series!

    love the ghostwalker series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2012

    I am now reading the 10th novel of the series, that is to say I love it!

    BUT, as with all the other series Ms. Feehan regaled us there is always one predictable trait: the "unavoidability" of their preordained path!As in the Dark series..where they will see in color, in the ghostwalkers they will have the kind of sexual attraction you only dream of because of that "un-killable" mad doctor! What I mean is, starting to read I KNOW what will happen.
    And I could do without the repetitions..as a result I jump those parts?

    DEADLY GAME IS GREAT! I LOVED IT!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2012

    Amazing!

    Totally and completly in love with Ken. He is everything i would want im a man. Its incredible the way she gives life to these people! Keeping up with this story line is amazing and i love every new twist she brings to each pair. I hope she continues to wright on the Ghostwalkers!!!

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  • Posted March 13, 2012

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    This is an excellent book in the ghostwalker series.

    This is an excellent book in the ghostwalker series.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2012

    GhostWalkers Series is great!!!

    Book 5 of the GhostWalkers series follows Ken and Mari. Ken's twin brother, Jack, was the focus of the previous book, Conspiracy Game.

    Ken is truly a tortured soul in this story. He is recovering from a terrible imprisonment where he was brutally tortured and left with permanent scars. He's trying to deal with his own issues and he has Mari to deal with at the same time. Very intense.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2011

    Christine Feehan delivers again!

    Deadly Game is just as good as the others in the GhostWalkers Series. Love this author.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 13, 2011

    Must Read!

    Really enjoyed this series. The characters are Great! Looking to read her other series now. Loved her writing style.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 13, 2011

    Great

    I love this book, the story line is great the scenes are never boring, well done Christine, i cant wait to read the other books in this series.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2007

    Terrific Read!

    I just love everyone of Ms. Feehan's books! They are extremely entertaining and enjoyable! Keep them coming Christine!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2007

    Another Outstanding Paranormal Book

    This is Ken & Mari's book. With the telling of their story the anger and fear deep inside Ken rises to the surface threatening to destroy any happiness he and Mari might share. This book is filled with excitement and heart pounding action as the effort to reacquire Mari intensifies. The constancy of this series is very compelling. Great book!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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