Author: J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #17
In the venerable history of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, only one male has ever been expelled—but Murhder’s insanity gave the Brothers no choice. Haunted by visions of a female he could not save, he nonetheless returns to Caldwell on a mission to right the wrong that ruined him. However, he is not prepared for what he must face in his quest for redemption.
Dr. Sarah Watkins, researcher at a biomedical firm, is struggling with the loss of her fellow scientist fiancé. When the FBI starts asking about his death, she questions what really happened and soon learns the terrible truth: Her firm is conducting inhumane experiments in secret and the man she thought she knew and loved was involved in the torture.
As Murhder and Sarah’s destinies become irrevocably entwined, desire ignites between them. But can they forge a future that spans the divide separating the two species? And as a new foe emerges in the war against the vampires, will Murhder return to his Brothers… or resume his lonely existence forevermore?
5 Stars: a surprisingly good and entertaining story with Murhder as the lead. I didn’t have high hopes about him, because that character was mentioned once or twice and fast forgotten. It felt like an intruder in a well-established cast. But it has been exactly that what it has brought some kind of fresh air that was missing from the previous stories.
Great cast: I have enjoyed the characters more than I was expecting. Even him… John Matthew. My hate towards that vamp is no secret, but this book has made me hate him a bit less. I do not get his obsession about being a Brother, though. Why so eager to get an absurd beating by your co-workers?. Do you see Blay complaining? No? That is because he is the smart one, John…
Boom: Throe’s plot thickens. Even though it made me a bit sad how it ended his plan to gather influence, it has taken that part of the story to a new level. What the Hell are those shadows? Who is really behind them? I will have to keep reading!!
Fumes: great cast minus Vishous, obviously. I love that Xhex put him in his place. It is about time that he learned that smoking everywhere he pleases is very rude!