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In a world so dark and seductive, expect nothing less than a triple-cross in the explosive all-new Ghostwalker novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author 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...more
ebook, 416 pages
Published July 3rd 2012 by Jove (first published July 1st 2012)
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UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine...

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Christine Feehan’s GhostWalkers is one of my very favorite PNR/RS series. I love the plot, the characters, the writing… I’m always thrilled when a new book is released, then sad when I’ve finished reading it. That was, and is, the case with this tenth installment of the series, Samurai Game.

I always like to include the book blurb in my reviews, but the official blurb for Samurai Game sucks doesn't really give us much of what this story is about. Christine Feehan posted this on her...more
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
I was so sad to finish this book. I love visiting with the GhostWalkers in any capacity, and the arrival of the long lost Thorn (now called Azami) was desperately appreciated. Sam is a sweetheart while clearly maintaining his capable and lethal identity as an enhanced soldier. He is a very calm, together person. I think in some ways, the quiet heart of Team One. From the other books he seemed courtly and down to earth, eminently huggable. It's nice to see more dimensions to him and to see his lo...more
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
I'd even go as far as a 4½♥'s on this one.

Just as you would expect from this series, you will still find alpha males, near insta-love, psychic (DNA manipulated) talents, and high action. This book also has a walking lethal weapon of a female, and I loved that. The female, Thorn/Azami was just as deadly, if not more so than Sam. That just plain rocked. I loved that she was Japanese and brought her culture into Sam's life. I found it to be a sensual, heart-pumping journey.

If you are a fan of the...more
Luna Chulhan
Ok so when I started reading the ghost walkers I was obssesed I particularly loved the story of Jack and Briony their story was hot and compelling. I guess I am just tired of the I am damaged and not worthy of your love women and the men who make them whole. I am also pretty sick of the we have been paired is this really love nonsense.
I was eager to read this book but the formula is getting old and their have been little or no advancement at bring down Whitney... I mean isn't Whitney tired to at...more
Truitti
I enjoy Feehan's series so much. I enjoy the plot, the characters, and the world they live in. However, I do not enjoy sections which deal with intimate sexual situations. Yes I am uncomfortable with Whitney's experimentation on humans, but I don't want to have intimate details of a sexual nature as major parts of the story. I am sure I am missing bits of the plot, but I skim and skip the sections that deal with what she did to him and what he did to her. I don't feel it is necessary to go into...more
Keri
4.50 stars for me. I will review about the first 3/4s of the book first and then talk about the last 1/4 of the book. Yoshii has an ax to grind with Dr. Whitney and she is going to grind it against his head. After all he had her thrown out of a car in a very bad part of Japan at 8 years old, after she had served as his operational guinea pig since she was three. When I say operational I mean he literally operated on her without any pain killer wanting to see where the threshold of pain was. This...more
Sia McKye
Loved seeing more of the Ghostwalkers and Amazi was a fascinating woman. I enjoyed learning of some the Japanese customs and in particular the fact that there were female Samurai warriors--usually you hear of only the male. Their view of death was interesting as well.

I laughed out loud at all the weapons Amazi regularly wore and all were decorative. If you didn't know they were weapons you would have never known. She is a walking arsenal which Sam found sexy (and that was fun to see). The whole...more
Ceci Marlow
I've read all of Feehan's "Game" series. This one felt different. It feels good to be making some headway on ending the tyrannical work of Whitney. It was exciting to have a stronger, more emotional connection between the male and female key characters (Sam and Azami/Thorn) than the pheromonal pairing constructed by Whitney. I enjoyed the skill with which Azami did just about everything--that was very empowering for any female reader. Different and even more satisfying. Good read, Ms. Feehan. Th...more
Joanne
I know that Christine Feehan writes romance novels, which pretty much mean that her characters are going to fall in love within the word count of one book. But with this I think she has hit a whole new level of disbelief.

They go through a fight within hours of meeting each other for the first time and they're in love? Yes, i realise they have a psychic bond but that's still ridiculous. A person is made of the core character and personality, and also the behaviourial traits, habits that are uniq...more
Gina
A good read, though it felt like it got a little lost at times. The huge introduction of Azami, the buildup to Azami and Sam meeting, the mission for the ghostwalker teams was given light coverage and the attack on the compounds while the teams were away seemed weak and thrown in. Several of Whitney's supporters were killed and we don't hear anything from him in this book? Maybe it's part of Feehan's plan?

As much as I love this series, it seems like it's taking a long time to make any progress...more
Lillie
If you have been following the Ghostwalker series, you may remember this heroine. Thorn was mentioned briefly in Predatory Game. Saber was forced by the evil genius Dr. Whitney to stop little Thorn’s heart repeatedly as an experiment.

Thorn is now an adult. After Dr. Whitney decided she was dying from his experiments (torture), she was tossed into the streets to die and was found by a wonderful man who adopted her, gave her a family and a new name. Azami Yoshiie. Azami’s entire purpose in life is...more
Darcy
This book reminds me of why I really like the series. A lot of that has to do with the return of a lot of the previous characters. I loved watching the characters interact, the men planning their missions, the men and Lily not sure what to do with Azami, then towards the end, the women gathering together in a battle of their own to protect the babies and the compound while the men were doing their own battle.

Azami had her own charm. I have to admit that at the start I wasn't sure what to think o...more
Darcia Cowart
I loved this book! Thorn has been mentioned in books past so it was no surprise to meet her or Sam.
We had been given hints about them both in previous books so it was a real delight to meet them and follow their story. This book does not have a real deep plot. It does provide more in depth insight of their inner feelings and fears and how they cope. It is a relationship built book where each sees the other for who they are has deep respect for their skills and principles. There were dark events...more
Kathy Davie
Tenth in the GhostWalker paranormal romance action series. The couple focus is on Sam Johnson and Azami Yoshiie.


My Take
Oh man, the summary on the back of the book sure dances around. Yes, all these events are in the book, but they're so minor...I had to really think about them.

Feehan gets you worked up immediately with three short, nasty scenarios which leave you questioning and curious. Then she ratchets up the tension with the meeting between Sam and Azami and her brothers. I do love that Sam...more
Donna
This is a terrific romantic suspense series with a touch of paranormal thrown in. Action! Adventure! Intrigue! Romance! What’s not to love? I’ve waited anxiously for this installment of the GhostWalkers series as I sense a change in the focus. The GhostWalkers are starting to ferret out Whitneys spies and are becoming a more focused and cohesive unit.

In this installment another GhostWalker finds her way to the mountain retreat where some of the GhostWalkers and their families have made their sa...more
A-Hersia A
I gave it FULL 5 stars. IT deserves it. It was different, warm, satisfying and fast the speed [Oh the speed] lol. Azami aka Thorn fits Sam, even with her imperfection, the man still loves her. That's one of the things I like about this series. The different culture in the book, I'm so glad you didn't skipped it. Azami is a such a strong woman and a great samurai warrior. Meeting her brothers, and the extraordinary satelite. A new road for the GWs, and the scene in Whitney (Ohmygosh, HIS DOUBLE?)...more
Andaleigh
I really liked this series when it first began, but now it has just stretched suspension of disbelief beyond the realm of possibility. I didn't think there was much of a storyline to this book as I was more than three quarters of the way through before there was any significant forward motion. I will say the characters were well developed and for the most part the writing flowed well, but the negative aspects far outweigh the positives.
For example:
-The character of Daniel is ridiculous.
-The ex...more
Hbeebti
It was so nice to be back with the Ghost Walkers, Oh how I missed them! Anyway I just adored this book. In fact I think that it very well may be my favorite of this series. Sam and Azami were so great together. I just loved Sam he was so sweet.Talk about a kick butt team. Yeah so what they fell in love right away, somehow with them it felt right. I loved that they did not fall in bed together right away and that there were Japanese traditions that Azami wanted Sam to follow and it was so sweet t...more
Mollie *scoutrmom*
Jul 08, 2012 Mollie *scoutrmom* rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of paranormal suspense romance
This book would be good as a stand-alone, even though it is a great part of the series.

I adore the characters. Thorn is one of those who does not know her own inner strength. I liked how Sam set about correcting her negative self-image, especially when he put the brakes on lust in order to do so.

The character of Sam was very lovable, if not well drawn. Had the author given him the depth and character growth our heroine experienced, this would have been a five-star read.

The suspense plot was very...more
Marilyn Rondeau
4-1/2* Rating - This is a Review of the Audiobook

In a private underground club, a high ranking politician spends time gratifying his secret perversions with a seductive employee of the club. Behind the scenes this femme fatale is ready to use her wiles for blackmail and even greater payment from a master puppeteer. However, the dangerous game she’d plan to play just came to an abrupt halt.

Shortly thereafter, the same puppeteer loses two more assets whose purpose was to create mayhem and furnis...more
Susinok
Good to see Ryland's team again!
Sarah
Fans of Christine Feehan will not be disappointed with this 10th entry in her great Ghostwalkers series. The story starts out fast and violent, full of conspiracy and death. After being tortured and used by Whitney as a live dissection lab rat, simply because she had no apparent psychic talents, Thorn was tossed into the streets of Japan, where she was rescued by a man who became her father and mentor. Raised with love and trained in the way of the samurai along with her two "brothers", Thorn h...more
Carolyn (Book Chick City)
Reviewed by Vickie for www.BookChickCity.com

***May contain spoilers***

Stepping back into Christine Feehan’s Ghostwalker series was like putting on an old, comfy pair of slippers that you just found hiding under the bed. Sure they have a hole or two in them but you stick your feet in them and ahhh… heaven! I have missed reading about the men and women that have been turned into paranormals by the ever weirder Whitney and it was really good to get back into them with the newest book in the series...more
Andreasoldier
The blurb had little to do with this story, everything mentioned is over with by the first couple chapters.
Tenth in a series, I was looking forward to this one because of the Japanese influence. It was certainly better than the last few where the plot was basically "DNA has programmed us to love each other, let's have sex 24/7."
Yes, there maybe DNA pairing in this one too, it's overly written by Feehan, and repetitive (where is her editor?) as usual, but this one has more of plot, more danger, a...more
Crystal Mcnamara
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. First off, I must say that the back of the book, the book's 'trailer', so to speak, had very little to do with the actual story. The book was SO MUCH MORE than what it is portrayed to be about, and I really liked that quality because it made everything that happened in the story and progression of the book so unexpected! I know, it's shocking, right? A book that actually kept me on my toes a bit?! Unbelievable.
I really enjoyed both the story line and t...more
Heather
The story itself in Christine Feehan’s Samurai Game (a GhostWalker novel) is an absorbing read. There are twists and turns, tense scenes of action, meticulously planned assassinations, surprising new characters, enjoyable sex scenes, and plenty of character friction.

I loved the character of Azami, an enhanced psychic in her own right who comes to the GhostWalkers not knowing whether they’ll be allies or enemies. Her past helps to demonize Whitney, the GhostWalkers’ enemy, although he's a villain...more
Amabelle
I have waited for this book for a long time. I salivate over it, especially since I read the first chapter. The first part promises suspense and action and Ms. Feehan didn't disappoint. I love both characters, they are both physically and psychically strong, very smart and loyal to their loved ones. I enjoyed the camaraderie between the GhostWalkers and loved reading about the them again since the last 2 books were about another team based on San Francisco. The fight scenes were really well tho...more
Scooper Speaks
Review originally posted at Fiction Vixen as a guest review on July 5. I was given the book to review.

Favorite Lines: "You're so easy to want, Azami, so easy to love, but you still reject who and what you are. You are Thorn, that incredibly brave girl who has grown into a remarkable woman." (p. 244)

Christine Feehan's Ghostwalker series is one of my favorite paranormal romance series. I love it so much that I rarely review the books out of fear that I'll over think them and ruin the experience....more
Amy Lignor
This is the tenth book in the famous GhostWalker series, and fans will absolutely love everything from the slightly paranormal aspects to the thrilling puzzle to the beautiful love story. All three facets are woven together perfectly by Ms. Feehan, who has certainly made a career out of being able to produce a riveting plot.

To begin, there are many men in the government who are customers of the “Dungeon.” This is one of those very private venues where famous and infamous men go to live out thei...more
Wensies
I remember enjoying Feehan's Carpathian series very much, so I decided to pick up something else from her. I chose Samurai Game because it's pretty rare for a woc to be the leading heroine. Unfortunately, the characters had little to no development (thankfully, Azami had a touch more development, and at least Feehan gave readers a glimpse into her inner turmoil.) I feel like even Feehan didn't really believe in the couple, so she focused mainly on the military/Whitney aspects of it and neglected...more
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan has over 40 novels published, including four series. Each of her four series has hit #1 on the NY Times. Her debut novel Dark Prince received 3 of the 9 Paranormal Excellence Awards in Romantic Literature for 1999. Since then she has been published by Leisure Books, Pocket Books, and currently is writing for Berkley/Jove. She also has earned 7...more
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“I am not a woman who would be practical in your life, Sam. You need a home and family..."
"I'm a soldier, Azami. That's who I am. What I am. My woman will be my home----my family...”
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“I see you have no need of a sword.”
“Very difficult, these days, to get them through security,” she pointed out without changing expression.
“You’re extremely accurate with that weapon.”
“With all weapons. My father was an exacting man.”
“You’re a very dangerous woman, Azami Yoshiie.” Sam meant it as an admiring compliment.
One eyebrow raised. Her mouth curved and she flashed a heart-stopping smile. “You have no idea how dangerous.” She said his own words right back to him and he believed her.
“And you’re as adept with a sword as you are with your other weapons?” he asked curiously.
“More so,” she admitted with no trace of bragging—simply stating a fact. “I said so, didn’t I?”
Sam turned on his heel and strode toward her purposefully. “I’m about to kiss you, Ms. Yoshiie. I’m fully aware I’m breaching every single international law of etiquette there is, and you might, rightfully, stick that knife of yours in my gut, but right at this moment I don’t particularly give a damn.”
Her eyes widened, but she didn’t move. He’d known she wouldn’t. She was every bit as courageous as any member of his team. She would stand her ground.
Thorn moistened her lips. “It might be your heart,” she warned truthfully.
“Still, I have no choice here. I really don’t. So pull the damn thing out and be ready.”
She felt her body go liquid with heat, a frightening reaction to a woman of absolute control. “If you’re going to do it, you’d best make it really good, because it very well might be the last thing you ever do. I have no idea how I’ll react. I’ve never actually kissed anyone before.”
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