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Phantom in the Night (B.A.D. Agency #2)

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Now in mass market from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon—a thrilling novel of romantic suspense featuring a gutsy female agent from the Bureau of American Defense who encounters an elusive killer who isn’t at all what he seems.

After losing her mother to a vigilante killer, Terri Mitchell has dedicated her life to justice. Working covertly as a new ag

Mass Market Paperback, 408 pages
Published May 19th 2009 by Pocket Star (first published June 10th 2008)
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Jun 17, 2008 Auntee rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Romantic Suspense fans
I could tell when I started this one that I was going to like the hero, Nathan Drake. The story starts out with some scenes of Nathan in action as a Special Forces soldier that illustrate what kind of man he is--brave and self-sacrificing, and looking out for everyone but himself. But I also thought that he got a little too self-sacrificing to the point that he practically gave up his own life and a chance for happiness in order to protect his supposedly genius brother Jamie and his dying mother...more
Jun 27, 2008 Daisiemae rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Fans of Sherrilyn Kenyon's B.A.D series
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As a fan of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s B.A.D series, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started Phantom in the Night. I knew this novel was going to be different from the other B.A.D books because this is the first collaboration with a co-author, Dianna Love, in this series. I knew it would this would have a different feel to it than the previous B.A.D books. I was right.
Honestly, it took me longer to get into the storyline. The pacing is slow in the beginning, but as the story progresses, the more it...more
Julie (jjmachshev)
OK. The BAD boys (and girls) are gearing up for some serious ass-kicking. "Phantom in the Night" is the longest BAD novel yet at 404 pages of almost non-stop action. The length of the book can certainly be attributed to the backstory buildup necessary for the next however many books. We learn about a wacko pseudo-religious intelligentsia group who are planning...wait for take over the world! They are experimenting with biological weapons to destabilize governments and snatch control. So....more
Jun 09, 2010 Jacqueline rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Contemporary romance genre readers that want drama and suspense in their stories!
Recommended to Jacqueline by: Favorite author/Automatic buy
Holy crap this book was kick ass!!!

Normally I am not at all a fan of contemporary in any genre, most especially romance. However, because I knew that Sherrilyn Kenyon was such an amazing writer no matter what she writes, I gave this book and series a chance. Technically it is not the first book in the series, for Bad Attitude written only by Kenyon was actually book one. Add that to the fact that I was not at all certain how the story line and writing style would pan out being coauthored with Lo...more
This novel by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love is an installment in B.A.D. series. This novel was published by Pocket books in 2008.

This series is more romantic suspense and not the paranormal style Kenyon and Love, as well are known for.

Terri, working with B.A.D. and as a consultant with the New Orleans Police Dept., is out to shut down a possible terrorist attack.
Terri's confidence is not at it's highest. She gets a bit defensive anytime her boss questions her on why she doesn't call in back u...more
Praise God, hallelujah, for this book. It came at the perfect time for me. I have been having a really hard time with books lately, especially with heroines, but hopefully this book has pulled me out of my rut. I read this book now partly because I really, really wanted to, but also because I can always count on Sherrilyn Kenyon to give me a heroine I can love (with only two exceptions).

I love this book. I love the BAD Agency series. I love Sherrilyn Kenyon. I love Nathan and Terri and Carlos an...more
This did not catch me until a few chapters in. I haven't read any of the rest of the series, and I think the book stood alone pretty well. I didn't feel like I was missing anything by not having read the earlier books in the series, and I actually did not even realize it was part of a series until after I read it. I teetered between a three and a four on this one, and only gave it a three because of the beginning.
Brenda (b)
This has a suspense/mystery plot and there are lots of dead bodies. While I enjoyed the story, I'm not sure that I'm up for a "bad guys trying to take over the world" series, so I'm not sure if I'll continue with the next B.A.D. book.
After reading Kenyon's Dark Hunter series and League series, this book was much more mainstream. The Bureau of American Defense (B.A.D.) is a super-secret organization that, if things went to hell in a hand basket, the American government wouldn't acknowledge. Their job is to assess and take out the most serious threats. Two years ago, a tiny village in South Africa was wiped out with what appeared to be a biological weapon. Nathan Drake was on a special operations mission to investigate. But hi...more
First off. LOVE. THE. TITLE!! I love the title of the book. Just had to throw that in here.
The book kicks off with Nathan Drake in the military where he receives a message from his twin brother Jamie with a note telling him how things are and he ended it with "Laissez les bons temps rouler". Which translates to "Let the good times roll". This has been their code phrase whenever Jamie is in over his head and boy is he in way over his head. He got mixed up with this drug lord called Marseaux. Jam...more
Almost perfect!

So where do I begin? I adored Terri and Nathan, their passion for justice, their lines between right and wrong, including the grey areas. I think they balance each other perfectly.

Terri is stubborn, has a mind of her own, with something to prove, I think more for herself and anyone else. She pushes herself, even when she should be taking a break. She believes vehemently in right and wrong.

Nathan wants to find the person who killed his brother. While his is a sort of vigilante just...more
I like these books and this series. They are sexy and fun light reading.

This is the 6th story in the B.A.D. AGENCY series, but only the second full length novel. This story had more action, but again really didn't focus on the agency so much as a police investigation where agent Terri Mitchell was impersonating a police consultant. Nathan Drake is former military, ex-con and attempting to avenge his brother's death.

There are no real surprises here and I knew what the last 5 page would hold, bu...more
Dianna Love and Sherrilyn Kenyon come together to make and interesting tale out of the BAD series and I assume as series by Dianna Love. I have never read Dianna’s work but was immediately drawn into this story and its interesting dilemma of a twin taking the place of his brother in jail only to have his brother die just before he was supposed to be released.

Terri Mitchell is an ex-FBI now working for the BAD group. Her partner recently died and her nemesis at the FBI is leading the investigatio...more
This book is the second in a series and I must say, I feel this book stands alone very well until the end, at that point it really screams part of a series as it sets up for the next novel. (The I'll get you next time gadget syndrome)

While the over all plot wasn't complicated albeit slightly predictable, it was nice to be forced to think for once.

Terri I found annoying. Because, while she is believable as a real woman; she's not as a special agent. She was suppose to be a field agent for years,...more
Brenda Franklin
This is the first book of the BAD series that I have read and I was pleasantly surprised by it. I had heard mixed reviews about the book, but I wasn't going to let that stop me from reading another one of Sherrilyn Kenyon's works. I'm glad I read it and I will most likely begin reading author Dianna Love's work soon after this. It really is a book I will add to my shelf of favorites. Now getting into the story...

You're leading character is Special Forces member Nathan Drake who is represented as...more
Brenda Franklin
This is the first book of the BAD series that I have read and I was pleasantly surprised by it. I had heard mixed reviews about the book, but I wasn't going to let that stop me from reading another one of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s works. I’m glad I read it and I will most likely begin reading author Dianna Love’s work soon after this. It really is a book I will add to my shelf of favorites. Now getting into the story…

You’re leading character is Special Forces member Nathan Drake who is quickly represen...more
Shevani Kumar

Tortured ex-militant turned vigilante? check
One bold as hell woman who doesn't take no for an answer and believe's she can hold her own? check
both of them constantly telling each other to back off? check

Overall this was a pretty decent book other then the constant back forth between the two. But it was a good break from paranormal/historical romance as it focuses more on the law enforcement side, combined with the threat of biological warfare.

Nathan Drake is a...more
This story revolves areound 2 people, Terri and Nathan. After losing her mother to a killer, Terri Mitchell has dedicated her life to justice. Working as a new agent for the Bureau of American Defense agency, she's trying to bust an organized crime ring suspected of funding terrorism. But when rumors spread of a phantom ghost terrorizing and killing the very people she's investigating, she becomes suspicious. Nathan Drake has spent his life protecting his family, the only thing that matters to h...more
This book was really up and down for me. The beginning was fantastic and the initial characters really spoke to me. I enjoyed the elude to a BIGGER story and the whole bioterrorism thing was great but after the prelude it began to stink. I didn't like the female character in this at all, totally unbelievable and unlikeable. Also got kind of confused with the story line and some of the supporting characters were so flaccid that I couldn't remember which agency they were working for or not. The 'w...more
I've only ever read a couple of books by Sherrilyn Kenyon, and I've never read a book by Diana Love. I've only read a few Dark Hunter books, so I wasn't really sure what to expect. When I read the summary, it sounded really interesting. The first few pages didn't get me hooked, but as soon as I was, I sat down and didn't get back up until I was done. Hot guy, great plot, realistic romance, bad baddies, and cool secondary characters. I liked this better then the Dark Hunter books (and I really li...more
Sep 27, 2008 Britta rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Kim, Milli, Cindy
Shelves: 2008, romance, fiction
Nathan Drake's life couldn't get any worse: he is finally get out of jail (2 years), his mother died of ovarian cancer, and he finds out his identical twin brother, Jaime, has been exectuted by a crime family who thought they were killing Nathan. Could his life get worse?
Oh yes it could.
Into Nathan's life walks Terry. Blonde and deadly, she's working for B.A.D. and she's damn if some man is going to take away her bust. But when they both fall into something bigger (an international crime syndic...more
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I didn't enjoy PHANTOM OF THE NIGHT as much as SKenyon's other books. I love a good conspiracy story and Nathan Drake's story is oozing with it as PHANTOM OF THE NIGHT is a mystery within a mystery, there is a puzzle uncovered every chapter but I didn't feel the connection between Nathan and Terri. I found the intermediate investigation lengthy, I could certainly do away with some parts, and the secondary characters were a little flat for my taste. Nathan and Terri didn'...more
I’ve read the first two installments; “Born to Be B.A.D.” and Bad Attitude and
enjoyed both of them. For some reason, “Phantom in the Night” missed the
mark. Terri Mitchell and Nathan Drake were both well written and drew
me in as a reader right away, even the Fratelli de il Sovrano; the evil global
group is intriguing as the adversary for B.A.D. But the code names and
monikers left this reader sometimes confused, as well as the often times,
ambigious outlines for the adversaries.

The adversarial ch...more
Aug 05, 2011 Jennifer rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: fans of romantic suspense
I've had this book on my to-read shelf for ages, and finally decided to pull it out after a friend of mine mentioned the author on another website.

This is the second in a series, but thankfully works just fine as a stand alone novel.

This is the type of book I'd have inhaled about 10 years ago (non-paranormal contemporary romantic suspense/thriller), and it was nice to revisit a genre I hadn't really read in awhile.

This was actually a pretty quick read for me. I liked the writing style and the ch...more
Phantom in the Night is the third installment of the BAD series, and I gotta say it's improved a lot when you compare it to the previous books. I love Nathan Drake. His is the type of character I can idolize. Not much for Terri though. I don't know, I just don't think she's that badass for BAD. The story line got better too. But one major thing I've noticed is that while the whole plot and flow got better, it just isn't as funny anymore. While I don't like books with TOO MUCH sarcasm, I found it...more
Dec 08, 2013 Kristen rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Adults 18 & up
I won't start this review with a synopsis, since that is available under the book description.

This series is so good. I liked that this book wasn't a short story like the first ones were. The characters were awesome and likable. The whole story was non stop action with intense moments. I really loved that they didn't give any secrets away until the end. I wasn't expecting what happened at the end to happen. So it had the shock factor and left me wanting to read the next book. I love when you don...more
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Dec 13, 2008 Ladiibbug rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Romantic Suspense Fans
#6 B.A.D. (Bureau of American Defense) - Romantic Suspense

Kenyon's latest B.A.D. novel, written with co-author Dianna Love Snell, takes this enjoyable and action-packed series to a whole new level. A thoroughly entertaining, don't-want-it-to-end read :-)

The writing and plot seem more sophisticated. The characters and story are just perfect, and so much fun to read! The romance is very nicely written, but I wouldn't call it "steamy" (not a complaint).

The men & women of B.A.D. find much more t...more
Brandy *Ahviel*
The book started off really good. We learn about Nathan Drake while he is on a special ops mission.He gets word that his brother is in trouble and that his mother is dying.
The next thing you know "Nathan Drake" is dead.
Terri enters the picture hurt from a job prior and consulting becuase no one wants her. As the story moves along "Nathan Drake" or "Jamie Drake" contiunes to sneak up behind or or in her house surprising her. She never really gets to see his face but she FEELS him. Just from thei...more
I liked this one a lot better as it went on, but still not as much as the others. It didn't focus on the actual agency as much and the two main characters were a bit distant toward each other. Terri and Nathan are great characters but the chemistry just isn't truly there. Good gravy I'm happy for Nathan after all the shit he's been through, but I don't know. Something about them didn't click fully for me. The plot surrounding them is interesting and gruesome, if not a bit far fetched, but still,...more
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“I learned the bad guys are not always bad, the good guys are not always good, and to quote Captain Barbossa, the parameters are like rules, mostly guidelines. And that it takes a little bit of bad boy to fight the evil in the world.
--Terri Mitchell”
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