For Mack McKinley and his team of GhostWalker killing machines, urban warfare is an art form. But despite a hard-won knowledge of the San Francisco Streets, Mack knows from experience that too many things can still go wrong. Danger is just another part of the game—and he’s come face-to-face with a woman who can play just as tough.--Street Game by Christine Feehan, Published 2009 by Jove Books.
She’s Jaimie, a woman with a sapphire stare so potent it can destroy a man. Years ago she and Mack had a connection—volatile, erotic, and electric. Then she vanished. Now she’s walked back into Mack’s life as a spy with too many secrets for her own good. Against all odds, she’s hooking up with Mack one more time to take on an enemy that could destroy them both or bring them together again in one hot, no-holds-barred adrenaline rush.
It took some time to really get into this story. I didn’t feel like I was fully involved until Chapter 7 when usually her books have me after the first one or two pages. But by Chapter 7 I was fully involved through to the end. But even then, I found it difficult to keep track of the three or four interwoven story lines. When reading this story, you really need to pay attention to what’s going on, but in the end, it’s worth the ride.
I thoroughly enjoy Christine Feehan’s writing. If you’ve never read any of her GhostWalker/Game series, do not start with this one. There’s a very complicated, detailed backstory that would be very difficult to understand unless you’ve read the other stories. Here’s a list of all the books in the GhostWalker series in chronological order:
Shadow Game introduces the origin of the GhostWalkers and their primary mission - survival. Of the series, Conspiracy Game and Deadly Game are my favorites.
I’ve been reading Christine Feehan for more than five years now and I love her stories and her very intense, passionate characters. Her stories deal with the paranormal (psychic abilities in the GhostWalkers and Drake Sisters series, vampires in the Carpathian series and shapshifters in the Leopard series), so if that does not interest you, then you’ll probably want to read something else, but I would encourage you to give her a try.
I give this story THREE and a HALF STARS. Believe me, I would love to have made it four, but I dropped it down half a star due to the minor difficulty I had following the intense, complex story lines. Christine would normally get Four or Five stars from me.