Continuing with the critiques I started in 2015, here is the next in series – a book review.
Stars: 4 / 5
Mind Game is the second book in the Ghostwalker series by Christine Feehan and published in August of 2004. Ghostwalkers are a group of women and men who are sent on special missions. They have psychic abilities, physical abilities (both enhanced genetically and natural) and some abilities more rare than others. However every Ghostwalker would need an "anchor" to draw back the psychic backlash from other ghostwalkers, especially that would instigate violence. As the series proceeds we get introduced to four teams of Ghostwalkers each enhanced in more ways than one can think.
This plot revolves around Nicolas "Nico" Trevane - one of the Ghostwalkers from Team One headed by Ryland "King" Miller - and Dahlia Le Blanc - one of the orphans from Group One that Dr. Peter Whitney had experimented on. It is set in Louisiana bayous.
Shadow Game left us off at a juncture where Dr. Lily Whitney-Miller and Captain Ryland Miller find the video tapes of several other girls that her father Dr. Peter Whitney had experimented on long before the Team One of Ryland Miller came on. And they were also unsure if Team One was the only team that Dr. Whitney was involved in. To add to the blow Lily finds out that Dr. Whitney was not her biological father and she didn’t have a clue of her birth of where she came from. Whitney had taken orphans from around the world who had psychic capabilities for his experiments. And when they failed, or more importantly an incident with Lily made him decide to disband his experiment, relocate the girls elsewhere but adopt Lily as his own. Now Lily takes upon the task to find these girls, provide for in terms of money and shelter and also give them support to control their abilities.
With much search she finds one called Dahlia Le Blanc in a private sanitarium in Louisiana run by the Sisters of Mercy but owned by Whitney's Trust. Nicolas "Nico" Trevane takes upon himself to find her and bring her back to safe haven in Lily's mansion. Dahlia possesses an extraordinary telekinetic gift among other gifts that Dr. Whitney enhances it to the fullest. She was the fire with her emotional imbalances to Nico's ice. Despite the fears that Lily has for Nico with his flat and cold eyes, she had no choice but to comply with them. Nico sets on his search but lands into far more bigger trouble than he imagined. Someone is after Dahlia to terminate her and he has no clue who that is. And neither does Dahlia. But she has to trust Nico to help her get out. Thus the plot begins.
With the trust gradually building between them, the heat of attraction builds. Lily had feared that Nico would be unemotional. However, in the book we see how slowly inch by inch Dahlia melts away Nico's ice and stamps herself permanently in his heart. He clearly falls for her and willing to give his life for her safety and to keep his promise to Lily. No two characters have been better suited than these two in this book. However, they do have to overcome the secrets that they hold hidden with each other and fight as one with the unknown enemy before to reach safety of Lily's home.
Christine Feehan introduces The GhostWalker Creed, a sort of promise and prayer combined together, with this book..
Another fun read by Christine and I was left on the edge of my sofa (precisely) watching these two travel through dangers and survive. I hope you will enjoy it the same way I enjoyed.
a. Nico Trevane and Dahlia Le Blanc take shelter in one of Raoul Fontenot's homes in the bayou when they are escaping from the antagonists. In their love making, due to the amount of energy that they both dispense and how it gets manipulated, they single the windows and walls on the room they are in.