Reading Assignment Challenge: Samurai Game by Christine Feehan
In an underground club, a high-ranking public official spends his secret nights indulging in fantasies as exciting as they are depraved. For a seductive employee of the Dungeon, it's her job to fulfill them. But she's playing a far more dangerous game--one of blackmail, politics, and murder that reaches into the shadow world of the Ghostwalkers, and the creation of a spectacular, one-of-a-kind new weapon of defense.
But when a dictator makes his own catastrophic moves, the Ghostwalkers have no choice but to bring in two major players--a man and woman both driven by passion and revenge. Both expendable. Both with nothing left to lose.
I pretty much loved everything about this book! Azami Yoshiie and Sam Johnson are so perfect for each other. Azami and her two brothers are going to the Ghostwalkers compound in order to set up one of their company's satellites--although she is really there to see if Peter Whitney's daughter Lily is working with her father and if her son Daniel is being used for experimentation like Azami was as a young child.
Azami is so strong and Sam allows her to be her own woman and his equal in every way. Sam has his own difficulties as he is being set up to die by his own government and perhaps even by the man he considers his father. He knows there is something more to Azami than meets the eye the moment he meets her, although the other Ghostwalkers don't seem to feel anything amiss. Soon after meeting they are forced to trust each other with their very lives and quickly bond on multiple levels including mentally and emotionally.
Azami's past history with Whitney, when she went by the name of Thorn, was absolutely horrific and seeing the wonderful, full life she has built for herself and watching her discover love with Sam really was watching the best revenge possible. Sam has always been a trusted member of the Ghostwalker brotherhood and seeing this wonderful man find a woman who is his perfect match in every way was fabulous. I don't want to say too much about this book as it is best experienced firsthand. I am very much looking forward to seeing if Viper Game can live up to the high level Christine Feehan hit with this one.