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Samurai Game

(GhostWalkers #10)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  6,690 ratings  ·  373 reviews
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 fulfil
Mass Market Paperback, 389 pages
Published July 3rd 2012 by Jove Pubns (first published July 1st 2012)
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
2.5 Flat stars


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I am going to keep this short, and to the point. The two words I would use for Samurai game is Flat, and boring! I don't know what happened, but this book was so off for me. I didn't connect to the lead couple, or the plot. Sam had no real personality . I didn't feel like I got to know him at all. Azami was just Meh. She totally pissed me off when she went undercover as a high priced escort, and lets one of Dr. Whitney's flunkies, Frank , feel her up, suck on her fingers
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
3rd Reread Completed in October 2017.:

I think that Azami is one of Feehan's more complex GhostWalker heroines. She is definitely the most tortured. Like physically and emotionally. Whitney used her for experiments and operated on her repeatedly and then literally threw her away. She rose like a phoenix from the ashes, which is why her tattoo is so appropriate. I love how badass she is. Not only badass, but also very calm and soothing and has a sense of peace that took many years of discipline to
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

(Spoiler free)

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
Alex is The Romance Fox

This is the 10th book in this series, which I really liked in the beginning…..more about what I feel about the last one or two before this one later….

Azami Yoshiie, beautiful and dangerous, once known as Thorn, when she was used as an experiment by Dr Whitney and discarded and left to die in the streets of Tokyo, is adopted by a powerful samurai family and is now a powerful samurai and assassin.
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She travels to the Ghostwalkers compound to negotiate a business deal, where she meets Sam Johnson.
2.5 stars. This book is a hot mess. Who wrote it? I find it hard to believe that Feehan wrote this or wrote all of it. The quality of the work was far below her norm. I am not talking about the story/plot, but the writing itself.

The beginning was ok. Although Thorn/Azami was hard to connect to, what Whitney did to her as a child was unspeakable. (She is mentioned in Saber and Jesse's book) So, so terrible. Luckily she did get a very good adoptive family and she thrived. She became a samurai. I d
Luna Chulhan
Jun 17, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: semper-fi
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
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
I'd even go as far as a 4♥'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 G
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
Jul 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Aug 01, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: pnr
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
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
Jul 14, 2012 rated it did not like it
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
Ceci Marlow
Jul 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Barbara ★
I disliked the last few books in the Ghostwalkers series but this one was very enjoyable. We have a very tortured and scarred heroine who trusts no one until she meets Sam Johnson. The attraction is instant and the psychic connection goes deep quickly.

I liked both Azami and Sam and thought Ms. Feehan did a good job pairing them up. The fight against Whitney is heating up and hopefully the Ghostwalkers will defeat this asshole soon as his antics are getting progressively more evil as time goes b
Kathy Davie
Aug 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 16, 2012 rated it liked it
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
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Dying over and over again can easily change a person's hair white. It's kind of cool to be able to survive death, like nine lives of a cat. However, when it's a child forced to die over and over again through sadistic butchering in the pursuit of science, this is a horrendous crime. In Samurai Game, Azami is a powerful part of a brother/sister triad. She's the brains of the lucrative Japanese satellite company. She's also bent on vengeance.

For her early eight years of life, Azami was named Thorn
Darcia Cowart
Jul 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Jul 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 06, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Jul 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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*
May 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Jan 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
Good to see Ryland's team again!
Jul 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
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Marilyn Rondeau
Jan 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
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

Review originally published at BookThing! (Reviewed by Tracey Risebrow)

The Ghostwalkers are an elite group of physically and psychically enhanced soldiers, so secret most people do not know of their existence. Those who do seem to want to destroy them or experiment on them! In a compound home to some of the most deadly Ghostwalkers and their families, Sam Johnson welcomes Azami Yoshie and her brothers – the owners of the most sophisticated satellite technology company anywhere in the world. Ther
Nov 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
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4.5 Stars

I am a long time fan of Christine Feehan’s GhostWalker series and have been waiting with bated breath for Samurai Game. This is a paranormal series but the GhostWalker series is not about ghosts. GhostWalkers are a secret group of Super Soldiers created by a brilliant scientist, Dr. Peter Whitney, who ends up going a “little” mad. They are humans born with extra sensory skills who have had their DNA altered, some by choice and some were “adopted”
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“He knew he needed to release her, but once he allowed his physical connection to drop away, he was uncertain if he’d ever have a chance to reconnect. Instinctively, he knew Azami was elusive, like water flowing through fingers, or the wind shifting in the trees. He needed a way to seal her to him.
“How does one court a woman in Japan? Do I need your brothers’ permission?”
She blinked again. Shocked. A hint of uncertainty crept into her eyes. She frowned, and he bent his head to swallow her protest before she could utter it. Her mouth trembled beneath his, and then she opened to him, like a flower, luring him deeper. Her arms slid around his neck, her body pressing tightly against his. He tightened his fingers in her hair.
He was burning, through and through, from the inside out, a hot melting of bone and tissue. He hadn’t known he was lonely or even looking for something. He’d been complete. He loved his wife. He was a man with teammates he trusted implicitly. He lived in wild places of beauty he enjoyed. He hadn’t considered there would be a woman who could ever fit with him, who would ever turn his insides soft and his body hard.
Feel the same way, Azami. He didn’t lift his mouth, kissing her again and again because one he’d made the mistake, he was addicted and what was the use fighting it? Not when it felt so damn right.
Somewhere along the line, his kiss went from sheer aggression and command, to absolute tenderness. The emotion for her rose like a volcano, encompassing him entirely, drawn from some part of him he’d never known even existed. His mouth was gentle, his hands on her, possessive, yet just as gentle. Another claiming, this coming from that deep unknown well.
Feel the same way, Azami, he whispered into her mind. An enticement. A need. He waited, something in him going still, waiting for her answer.
Tell me how you’re feeling?
She hadn’t pulled away. If anything, her arms had tightened around his neck. He shared every single breath she took, feeling the slight movement of her rib cage and breasts against him, the warm air they exchanged.
Like I’m burning alive. Drowning. Like I never want this moment to end. He wasn’t a man to say flowery things to a woman, nor did he even think them, but he shared the honest truth with her. Like we belong.
Once he let her go, the world would slip back into kilter. He wanted her to stay with him, to give him a chance with her.
She didn’t hesitate, and he loved that about her as well. She gave herself in truth in the same way he did. I feel the same, but one of us has to be sane.
She initiated the kiss when he pulled back slightly, chasing after him with her soft mouth, fingers digging tightly into the heavy muscle at his neck, sighing when his lips settled once more over hers. He took his time, kissing her thoroughly, again and again, all the while slipping deeper into her spell and hoping she was falling under his.
Is this your idea of sanity? He’d make it his reality. He was falling further down the rabbit hole and he’d make her his sanity if she’d fall with him.
Her soft laughter slipped inside his heart, winding there until there was no shaking her loose. Not really, but you have to be the strong one.
He kissed her again. And again. Why is that?
You started this.
“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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