When a bomb explodes inside a Houston high-rise and the governor of Texas goes missing in the ensuing melee, former army ranger Jack "Kell" Kellison and the Omega Force counterterrorism team are called into action. Their mission: infiltrate the activist group suspected of masterminding the bombing, neutralize the threat, and recover the hostage. Yet within moments of meeting his prime suspect, beautiful environmentalist Mori Chastaine, Kell knows she's innocent of the bombing - but definitely guilty of something. Mori has a secret, one she is desperate to hide from Kell and the rest of the world - a secret that binds her to a primal power hungry to assure its future, even at the cost of thousands of innocent human lives. If Mori dares to reveal her true identity, will Kell join her fight? Or will she become his next target?
When I purchased this, I was expecting a straight forward suspense romance. I was surprised when I found that the Omega Force team Kell belongs to had some 'shifter' members. I suppose given Susannah Sandlin's other wonderful books I should have expected this, but the summary gave no indication so I did have a 'what the heck?' moment before I got sucked in to the excellent story. Alexander Cendese has a wonderfully deep reading voice. His female voices were a little jarring at the beginning, but by the end of the story they felt perfectly smooth. Thoroughly recommended!
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Listened to this story after hearing "Allegiance", where Robin and Nick were dominant characters. Robin is a fun gal with all kinds of surprises, but she is not the main character of this story. Kel and Moory are the focus here, and the story was interesting although it did drag at times with too much detail. The narration could have been better.
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This was a pretty good story. Not as good as any of the Penton books but a good story just t5he same.. I really liked Mori and Kell and the secondary characters, Nik, Robin, Archer and Gadget. Benedict was just a whacko!! And got exactly what he deserved..
As to the narrator: He was just terrible! The ONLY person who was worth listening to was the realy, really bad guy Benedict. Kell was just ok but every other voice was horrible. The girls sounded like men and the men sounded like idiots. I would never listen to this narrator again. Sorry!!!
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Kell is an ex-Ranger with an injury, now part of Omega Force, a group of combined military or ex-military and shifters who are organized as a task force. When a building is blown up in Houston, his group is called in to try to find the culprit. All points at first to Mori, who heads an environmental group, and unknown to the group is a shifter herself. She is involved in the plot as a victim of sorts, but has no part in creating the bombing. From there, the interaction/romance of Kell and Mori takes place.
This book introduces some side characters (Robin and her friend), who are then leads (the heroine) or strong secondary characters in another of Sandlin's books, Allegiance. In timing, this book falls right after Omega in the Penton series before Allegiance.
I really enjoyed this book. Like others of Sandlin's, there is more action and plot than romance, and they are paranormals. She is a great writer though, and I was engrossed in this story, which started as a serial but is contained in entirety in this book.
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Action packed, full of suspense and intrigue. I had no preconceived idea of where this story was going so I enjoyed the suspense as it unfolded. Loved it from start to finish.
The narration was spot on. It was like listening to a very highly selected cast of characters. It reminded me how thrilling a perfectly narrated story could be.
Really good except for a huge mistake in regards to the bad guy, but otherwise, I enjoyed the combo of ex-military & shifters. 👍
I didn't realize this was a shifter story when I got it. I love this type of book and was pleasantly surprised. I like the fact that there is an abundance of action and a good romance to this story. I have read only one of the vampire series that Suzanne Sandlin has written and I was on the line how much I liked it and if I would continue. After I purchase this on sale, I realized these books were by the same author and I figured I would listen to this one and if it was good I would continue on with the other series. I really liked this book and this book convinced me to try the other series again. I am looking forward to more books in this series. I liked all the characters in this book and I think they need to have their own books. I liked the narrator he is easy to listen to and sets a good pace, although his voices are not the best in the business.
While a little slow at the start, the story picks up quickly and invites more human/shifter tales to come in the future.
The publisher's summary is misleading since it does not mention that this is a shape shifter story. I am not into shape shifter/vampire/superhero genres - I can't get past the unrealistic elements - no doubt it is my lack of imagination.
Attempting to put the supernatural elements aside, the story couldn't pull a higher rating. The dialog, character development, premise, etc. are pedestrian. The reader didn't help much, either - or perhaps was a bad fit for this story.
Overall, skip it.
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