Title: Lightning Game
Author: Christine Feehan
GhostWalker Rubin Campo’s rough upbringing made him into the man he is today: strong, steadfast, and wary of outsiders. When he and his brother return to their family’s homestead in the Appalachian Mountains,
he can immediately sense that a stranger has taken up residence in their cabin- a woman who just happens to be a GhostWalker too.
Jonquille is deceptively delicate, but clearly a fighter. She also doesn’t seem to care that Rubin could kill her where she stands. She sought him out, wanting to connect on their shared interest in electrical charges. One of the first failed GhostWalker experiments, Jonquille can produce lightning with her body, but she can’t control it.
Their connection is magnetic, their abilities in sync. Rubin knows she’s his match, the answer to a lifetime of pain and intense loneliness. But Jonquille came to him with hidden intentions, ones that threaten to destroy their bond before it can truly begin….
The GhostWalker Creed
We are the GhostWalkers, we live in the shadows
The sea, the earth, and the air are our domain
No fallen comrade will be left behind
We are invisible to our enemies
and we destroy them where we find them
We believe in justice and we protect our country
and those unable to protect themselves
What goes unseen, unheard and unknown are GhostWalkers
There is honor in the shadows and it is us
We move in complete silence whether in jungle or desert
We walk among our enemy unseen and unheard
Striking without sound and scatter tp the winds
before they have knowledge of our existence
We gather information and. wait with endless patience
for that perfect moment to deliver swift justice
We are both merciful and merciless
We are relentless and implacable in our resolve
We are the GhostWalkers and the night is ours-Christine Feehan
I always find it a bit difficult to write about series that I’ve been read since before I started this blog. Do I write about the whole series? How much of the overall plot do I give away? Anyways, the GhostWalker series holds a special place in my heart. It’s a series that I started reading when life just really sucked. Since the minute I’ve been introduced to GhostWalker team four I’d always thought Rubin Campo was one of the least interesting members. I could name a handful of other members from other teams that I really wanted a story from. None the less I was surprised at how intriguing Rubin turned out to be.
So let’s discuss Rubin. Rubin is a genius doctor, a Colonel in the U.S Army, a member of a pararescue unit, and a GhostWalker. To say the man has a lot going on is an understatement. Yet every year, sometimes twice a year he takes a trip with his brother Diego back home to check on the people who live in the mountains. To say Rubin had a rough upbringing is an understatement. By the age of fourteen, every member of his family except for Diego had died. The fact that he came out sane with just a few minor mental health issues is a testament to his strength.
Jonquille is a unique character. Given the circumstances of her life, she’s has a relatively happy demeanor. Though you can see the effects of what mandatory isolation has done to her emotionally. Dr. Whitney is a monster and while I’ve always known that Jonquille’s past really gets into some of the worst of it. I like that. Jonquille stayed true to herself throughout the novel. Any decision she made was because it was what she truly wanted and you could tell. I also liked how vocal she was when she disagreed with something.
Rubin and Jonquille’s chemistry is instant because they are genetically paired. I’m always conflicted when it comes to predestined romances they’re juicy and dramatic but I’m always left wondering if they’re genuine. Rubin and Jonquille are an exception though. Normally with the GhostWalker series, I expect sexy and sensual whirlwind romances with touches of danger and drama. Rubin and Jonquille’s romance was sweet. It took place within a couple of weeks but it seemed like forever. They both seemed resigned and even elated with the fact they were ‘paired’ with one another.
There wasn’t a whole light of spicy scene in the novel but I was okay with that. I enjoyed the progression of the overall plot. The action, drama, and revelations within this novel were top-tier. I feel like Christine really set the foundation for the next couple of books in her series. The highlight of this novel for me wasn’t Rubin, Jonquille, or the mysterious squirrel men but Diego Campo. It’s something about him. that I just instantly fell in love with. His humor and cheekiness stole the show for me. I really hope the next installment is his story.