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Empire

(The Syndicate #5)

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EMPIRE is the final book in The Elite Forces Series. It is recommended to read books 1-4 before attempting to read this
We've loved.
We've lost.
We've hated.
Our Empire is crumbling right before my eyes. No one can be trusted for reasons that are consuming me, contro
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Kindle Edition, 252 pages
Published October 5th 2016 by Kathy Coopmans
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Bloggers From Down Under
Sep 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
** Review written by Gayle from Bloggers From Down Under **

"This man & his entire army are about ready to feel the wrath, the redemption, the absolution and the deliverance for murdering my uncle."

Wow, just wow. I am at a complete loss.
My head hurts.
My heart is aching.
The final instalment in the Syndicate Series.
I am going to miss them all.
Cain, Roan, Aidan and Dilan
Calla, Alina, Deidre and Anna.
These guys, who have been a part of my world for so long, has now come to a close.
And guys belie
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Becky Rendon
Sep 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Oh, hell yeah! Kathy brought it!

When I finished book 4, I was hesitant to read 5. The Deliverance of Dilan was good but it wasn't as good as the others. It felt like a washed out version. But Empire is not washed out, it amps up the tension.

In order to appreciate/understand all that's going on in Empire, you must read the other books in the Syndicate series. You will be lost otherwise.

Empire starts with an unexpected loss. To say the family is rattled is an understatement. Loss like th
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Amy
Sep 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 Thrilling stars!!

“I chose this. It is my life, my family’s life, and in spite of the things we do, I would choose it all over again. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.”

“..At times the most important people in your life can be taken away, but it’s your memories of them which remind you of who you are.”

What a fantastic, crazy, thrilling ride! Empire is the final book in the Syndicate Series and it is going to keep you on the edge of your seat right until the very end.

Empire is told from multiple points of view
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Allena
Sep 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Received an ARC for an honest review.

"This man & his entire army are about ready to feel the wrath, the redemption, the absolution and the deliverance for murdering my uncle."

The final installment in the syndicate series brings all the players back to avenge the death of the head of the Diamond Empire.
Roan Diamond, along with his cousin Calla as his second, pull together the "family" to take down the continued threat to all they hold dear.

Who can you trust?
How many are involved in the mur
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Denise Van plew
Sep 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have got to say wanted this one but on the other hand I know this one will for sure bring me to my knees. The relationships that have built over the course with the families growing have been wonderful to read. The other side though is the danger and death that has come and gone with evil having a couple different faces. These families will now stand up against the biggest evil yet with whom is left standing is the thrill of the read on this one. Goosebumps, thrills and chills will course thro ...more
Book Loving Fairy-Blog
Sep 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Review: Empire - The Syndicate Series
Written by: Kathy Coopmans
Stars: 5*****


Empire is another fantastic book and continues on with the Diamond family. It begins with Roan, Calla and the rest of Diamond family trying to figure out why Salvatore was killed and who did it. You will be pulled in and when the story is said and done you will most definitely be surprised with the outcome of this fantastic story. As with all of the previous books in the Syndicate series Kathy keeps you pulled in and she
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Melissa Mendoza
Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“God, this man standing gloriously naked in front of me is who my mom wants me to remember. The tough exterior, the soft interior. I see it now with the way he rubs his hands up and down my back. The way he runs his fingers through my long, wet hair. This is my Cain.”

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5 Cain stars!!! Has to be my favorite one in the series!!! Highly addictive.

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I have been glued to this series since book one and each one just seems to take my breath away. But out of all five, I think this one is my
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Amy
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Empire The Syndicate #5
Kathy Coopmans
4.5 stars

Empire is the final book in the Elite Forces Series. I recommend you read the first four books before you dive into this one. I will tell you there is somewhat of a recap at the beginning so you wouldn’t be completely lost but in order to appreciate the turmoil and the horror the Diamond family has been through and survived I would read books one through four prior.

Roan and Calla are at the head of the family with the murder of Roan’s father. There
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Latisha Clark
Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received this as an ARC. Now with that being said..

Kathy I'm not ready for this series to be over.. (running lip out)

This family has came so far since Cain and with the death of the head of the Diamond Empire it hits them all really hard. They are a tight family.

Ronan has big shoes to fill and the love of his Family and the Empire is what gets him through. He has to put Calla in to do the job and that's something he doesn't like to do. The women are to stay home and not get put into situations
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Patti Correa
Aug 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The perfect ending to the Syndicate Series, all the loose ends wrapped up in this perfect book! Roan and Calla are back in charge as well as all of the boys and all of the kids. What more can you ask for? Murder and torture only the way Kathy Coopmans can write it, you got it!!

As the cousins prepare to take on the mysterious person who is aiming to take out the Diamond family, they show just how tight knit the family really is. Lots of action and love in this book just like the others.

I’m sad to
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Le Ann Foster
Sep 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
☆☆Reviewed for Hooked On Books ☆ ☆

I gave this book 5 EMPIRE stars!

This book continues The Empire Series, so if you haven't read the other it's a must!

This book is Amazing, Raw, and a Mind Fu**! I never suspected what was coming and it was just what it needed to be to the ending of this series.

We get to see Calla and Roan thoughts through out this book and catch up with the others. I fell in love with each of these characters and I'm a little hungover that this was the end. It amazes me how Kat
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Confessions_of_a_Serial_Reader
Sep 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
After the head of the Diamond family is killed the reigns are taken up by Roan with Calla as under boss. Both are fueled by revenge against the ones - or one - responsible. It wont be an easy job, especially for Calla. Old school made men believe there is no room in the family for a female. Apparently they don't know Calla very well. In the final Syndicate installment we will see if vengeance is gained or if the house of cards falls.

This is my confession: I loved the first 4 books greatly. This
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Hooked On Books
Sep 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing

I gave this book 5 EMPIRE stars!

This book continues The Empire Series, so if you haven't read the other it's a must!

This book is Amazing, Raw, and a Mind Fu**! I never suspected what was coming and it was just what it needed to be to the ending of this series.

We get to see Calla and Roan thoughts through out this book and catch up with the others. I fell in love with each of these characters and I'm a little hungover that this was the end. It amazes me how Kathy took each of the books, made the
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Vickie
Aug 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Syndicate Series has been full of love, angst, loyalty and completely action packed. With Empire being the final book to the series it's totally action packed.

Now that something nobody expected to ever happen does you learn who you can truly trust and can't. People's careers take a turn. Is it by chose though?

Empire ends with all your unanswered questions taken care of. In my opinion it is the most action packed of all the books in the series.

If you can not handle torture, violence or bloo
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wendy Shelton(obsessedbybooks)
I have been waiting for this book, I have mixed emotions cause I'm happy to have another inside look to Syndicate Series but sad to see it end.

We get to see how strong the Diamond Empire really is, if read any of this series you know that even though they may live on the wrong side of the law , when it comes to thier family and what is right , there is no one more loyal, but when these bonds of chains are pulled tighter than ever from within can that bond last?
This whole series is amazing and
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Naughty Mom Story Time
DNF

I've read all four of the previous books and hoped the series finale would end on a high note. But @ 42%, I still can't connect with this story. It's better that I don't rate what I've read so far.
Marie
I have been waiting for the conclusion of this series for a while. Having read all of the previous books I was sucked in from the get go and while I was prepared for the end I wasn't ready. This is one emotional read from the first page. In this one we see Calla and Roan come into their own after a tragic lost to their family. The family had been fighting to gain ground in the previous books and it seemed like every time they won there was a new struggle.

,blockquote>"Although he left me with
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Angie
Sep 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Full review coming soon! Read on behalf of A Book Lover's Emporium
Stacy Hahn
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Empire by Kathy Coopmans was fantastic. I loved having all the different POV’s throughout the book. You get some of everyone although it centers around Roan and Calla. This book was so emotional and kept me wanting more yet not wanting it to end. You could literally feel the angst coming off the pages from the betrayal and deceit. I was angry and my heart broke for all the heartache and pain this family went through. Seeing these hardened mafia men cry almost did me in! Talk about big lovable so ...more
Sarah Dale
Oct 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
⭐I was extremely lucky to receive an ARC copy of this book from the Author and TRSoR⭐

This is the final part of the Syndicate series and it's the first one I've read. I will now be going back to get the first four books. Kathy Coopmans is now added to my follow list

This story is filled with angst, revenge, violence, betrayal and is action packed with page turning twists and turns that keeps you hooked from beginning to end. The men are all hot and steamy, and the women are feisty and sexy.

This b
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Cindy ~
Oct 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
The final book in this mob series has big changes within the Diamond Empire. Calla who when we first met her had no idea what kind of family she was born into nor what kind of family her husband Cain was from is now the second-in-command to her cousin Roan Diamond who had to take over after the murder of his father.

Calla and Roan have one thing on their minds – finding the man responsible for killing Salvatore Diamond. All four of the couples from the previous books are back but its Calla and R
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Wendy Livingstone
Oct 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC for an honest review.
This is the final part of the Syndicate series, and unfortunately the first one that I have read. I will certainly be going and 1-clicking the previous books. This is the story of Roan, Calla, and the rest of the Diamond family, as they try to figure out who killed Salvatore. This story is full of angst, revenge, violence, betrayal, deceit, and twists and turns. I never suspected what was coming!
This is the first time I have read any of this authors work, a
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Lisa Stinson
Sep 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary copy of this book for an honest review. I have loved every book in this series and this one was no exception. While for me it started out a little slow, once the action started...I was hooked. I wasn't sure how I was going to like reading from the POV of people who weren't a couple but it truly played out perfectly. I was so intrigued to find out how they were going to get the person responsible for all the horrible things that had happened to the families. While I am ...more
Anne Milne
Oct 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Yes yes yes Kathy saved the best for last she brought it all together in this last instalment.
At the start of the book the family is in turmoil they are heartbroken after an unexpected and devastating loss but never underestimate this family.
We get both Calla and Roan's POV they are both struggling to deal with everything that's happened and Calla has a new role she has to accept. There is betrayal and deceit at every turn, lives are lost the guys seen to be running in circles trying to figure
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Kim  Brewing
Oct 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sad that it's over
This books starts off with our crew dealing with a major loss and the hits just keep on coming. In this book we get to see Roan and Calla step up to the plate to do what needs to be done. Neither hesitate to do it. We really get to see how strong the ties between these family members really are. The build to the end was page turning. A new threat, an unsuspecting enemy and a ghost that just won't die - by the end of this story all will be dealt with in a way that will leave you
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Jasminn
Sep 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Cover - 5
Storyline - 4
Angst - 4
Steamy - 4
Overall - 4.25

It was awesome to see the original Syndicate group back in action.
It was a very good story!
I loved these characters and I'm really glad I got to follow their journey!
This book will take you on a crazy ride, and you won't really want to get off!

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Yep
Does this book have a cliffhanger? Nope
Is this book in a series? Yes, it is book 5 in the Syndicate Series.
Can it be read as a stand-alone? No, I don't thi
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Julie
Sep 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The final instalment in the syndicate series goes out with a blast. The death of the head to the Diamond Empire means a new leader and then task of finding the murderer and revenge.
Roan Diamond takes the lead and Calla his cousin, his second round up the family to protect all that they dear.
But is it enough, who was involved in the murder, who can be trusted. There is so much suspense and intrigue in this story, and questions abound it was hard to put down, a real page turner. A great ending to
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Epiphany
Sep 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
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This is the first book I have read by Kathy Coopmans. I did enjoy reading this book however since I have not read the first four books in this series I did feel lost some of the time while reading. I found the book to be well written and developed. I do wish there was a little more content to the book. I now need to go back and read the first five books. If you have read the first part of this series I am sure you will love this book. Our Blog was given this book in exchange for an honest review ...more
Caro Richard
Sep 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The conclusion to the Syndicate series.....and what a conclusion it was!

There was drama, revalations and a family divided.

But when a family pulls together....anything is possible.

I love this whole gang, their loyalty, their friendship and their love but 1 woman stood out to me in this book.....Calla...that woman has balls of steel!

Whilst I couldnt wait to read this, Im so sad to see the end of this series. It has been a great ride, I mean read!
Jamie H
Aug 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As the Syndicate Series wraps up, all I can say is hold on for the ride! Kathy Coopmans has created the perfect ending in a way only she can. As Roan and the Diamond family work to take out the threat against them all, you see a surprising leader take charge and take care of what needs to be done in only a way they can. Unexpected partnerships and betrayals, smoking hot sex, and the business violence do not disappoint!
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Other books in the series

The Syndicate (6 books)
  • The Wrath of Cain (The Syndicate, #1)
  • The Redemption of Roan (The Syndicate, #2)
  • The Absolution of Aidan (The Syndicate #3)
  • The Deliverance of Dilan (The Syndicate #4)
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