A seductive story about corruption, sin, lust, and redemption
The series opens as Ives Andrich, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Division of the FBI, is confronted with investigating the woman he has waited a lifetime to find. Because of her more than accurate novel about an Italian crime lord, the Bureau, against Ives' wishes, asks for her help in infiltrating the internal organization of the nation's most nefarious Mafia don.
When the Bureau's plan fails, and she becomes dangerously entangled in the private life of the United States' most wanted criminal, Ives' tolerance for Bureau mishaps vanishes. No holds barred, he puts everything on the line to save the woman he loves in the Complete Volumes One, Two, and Three of The Killing Game, the first book in The Killing Game Series, a romantic suspense thriller series by The Black Rose.
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The Killing Game is the first book in a crime / detective series, and it starts off the series with a bang. Ives Andrich, Special Agent of the New York Division of the FBI, is forced to investigate the woman who he has fallen in love with, Allina. More so, the Bureau asks her to infiltrate in the internal organization of a crime lord / mob boss, and when she does and becomes dangerously entangled in the web closing around her, Ives puts everything on the line to save the love of his life. The book was quite long, at about 500 pages, so I had to read it in a few sittings, but nevertheless, it never felt like a long book. The pacing was fast, the writing excellent, the characters engaging, and I was drawn into the story from the start. The author did a stellar job turning Allina and Ives into well-rounded, three-dimensional characters with actual personalities. While each character, even the secondary ones, is crucial, has an unique personality and brings something of their own to the table, Allina and Ives are the two most intriguing characters. There were so many twists I couldn’t even begin to describe them if I wanted to – which I don’t, because I don’t want to spoil things for you. But let’s say, this book has a lot of surprises! I’m looking forward to reading the second book. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
She was a fiction writer, but this time out, her tale of an Italian crime lord mimics reality far too closely. He was the FBI Special Agent in Charge of bringing a treacherous crime lord down, but the FBI needs help and Allina is asked to work undercover to bring Luca down. Can Ives stand by as the woman of his dreams becomes the latest elbow dressing for the devil? Will the bureaucratic mistakes made by the Agency put Allina in even greater danger? Ives will turn his back on everything he believes in to save the woman he loves as he plows on, head first into danger, deceit and death, all at the hands of one egotistical mafia don. The Black Rose spares nothing in providing rich details, intimate encounters and the passion between two people who begin to lose themselves in the world they have infiltrated. From start to finish there is suspense, all unfolding into more suspense in the ever tightening web created in a world that scrapes the underbelly of society raw. THE KILLING GAME is filled with intense details and often an almost overly dramatic love affair that is the thing of those magnetic soap operas. The bad guys are vile and brutish, and the intrigue of who is spying on who and who is playing both sides of the fence become apparent as Allina refuses to walk away and Ives discovers one of the biggest mistakes of his life. He never should have allowed Allina to do what is asked of her, but she proves her meddle as she stands up time after time to the monster she is stringing along. Highly charged, over-the-top action and some dialogue that one would get Allina shot, this sting is riveting from start to finish if you let go of wanting less minute detail to enjoy the meat and potatoes of this dark tale. I received this copy from Andrich Publishing in exchange of my honest review.
The Killing Game: Cat and Mouse Chase At It’s Best Boy meets girl. Boy and girl fall in love. Boy keeps secret that he is part of the FBI and the chase is on. The Killing Game by The Black Rose is the first in a series. It takes what could be a predictable plot line and leads the reader on a wild and unexpected ride through a maze of twists and turns that keep the reader guessing as to who are the good guys and who are the bad guys. The story does not let up until the final sentence. Ives Aldrich, FBI Special Agent New York is investigating an organized crime ring and the woman of his dreams all at the same time. Alina is a writer who pens a very convincing book about the Mob and finds herself caught between the man she loves, criminal masterminds and secret agents. Just when the reader thinks that the bad guys have been foiled and the power couple can finally be happy, the couple is confronted with another obstacle and the game is on again. The characters on both sides of good and evil are well developed and believable. The characters and plot construction show depth and dimension that make for compelling romantic suspense. This novel is sexy and edge of your seat suspenseful that harkens back to the days of Sydney Sheldon but adds a modern twist. I enjoyed the novel immensely . While it is obviously the first in a series the reader is left with a cliffhanger. However, many of the threads developed throughout the novel are brought to a satisfying conclusion at the end. If you enjoy fast-paced suspense coupled with a sexy romance, The Killing Game should not be missed.