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Mayhem's Warrior (Operation Mayhem #1)

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Captain T.K. Reaper only cares about his men; until he ends up falling for the one woman who can rescue his team.

Reaper has lived his entire life without love. Living on the edge with no fear, Reaper and his team volunteered for Project Mayhem — a top-secret experiment that uses a serum to enhance physical abilities in order to fight terrorism. Reaper believed the experime
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Kindle Edition, 293 pages
Published July 20th 2017 by Cypress Bend Publishing LLC
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Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
When I got this ARC from Lindsay, I know this is going to be another blockbuster hit and there's no doubt about it.

Captain TK Reaper's team of enhanced soldiers had just murdered a roomful of lab technicians while General Rainer and Dr. Winters looked on. Driven mad and unfeeling due to the serum injected in their bodies, Reaper soon realized the truth about the serum and Project: Mayhem, and managed to escape the clutches of the general. Only to discover that he needed to get the source that wo
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Laura- BookBistroBlog
Mayhem’s Warrior
By: Lindsay Cross
4 Stars

This is my first Lindsay Cross book and what a ride we go on!

Reaper is a soldier who has been without a family, without love, without anything other than his ‘brothers’ in the military who are is only family.
When he agrees to succumb to a ‘testing program’ along with his brothers, he never realized how much of his life along with his ‘brothers’ lives they would be handing over for testing.
Who all is involved in this program, who benefits from the program
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Dawn
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hot damn! Lindsay Cross has done it again and delivered perfection on a page.

Reaper is on a mission and that's to return with Caroline Cotter and more doses of the serum that will keep him and his men alive. His guilt is eating him alive about getting his men involved in the Mayhem Project and he is going to make sure they do not lose another brother.

Caroline has been a captive and unwilling blood donor for more than a year now. She has been kept comatose for most of that time but when she has
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Nancy Mathias
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given this ARC for an honest review. I love this story. Fast paced, emotionally charged, nail biting edge of your seat action. I want more. Reaper has a heart of gold under all that alpha, and Caroline is a kick ass princess. You need to read this series.
Lisa
Jul 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book. Lots of action and steaminess. Love the dialog between the men of the team as well as between Reaper and Caroline. This is going to be a great series. I recommend it.

- - Gifted copy by author - -
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Julie
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lindsay does it again. You will be so into the book that you will not put it down. Reaper and Carolyn will have your emotions on the edge. Loved the book. Thank you for letting me read the book before its published.
Paula
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just wow, I injoyed this story so much.So much action and love the chemistry between Reaper and Caroline.Oh and the sexy times.I could not stop reading .a must read .
Ash P Reads
Jul 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
In spite of being a testosterone fuelled story there is plenty of romance and unexpected humour. The entire story is set among dead torture and evil minded, power hungry, orchestrators of chaos but yet Reaper and Caroline manage to find love and opportunities to tease each other.

I received an Advanced Reader's Copy from the author for voluntary review consideration.
Elizabeth Neal
Jul 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
T.K., a captain in the Special Forced, has made his own family among his team. When a serum becomes available said to enhance physical abilities, he and his team volunteer, believing it'll help them fight the war against terrosists. However, the serum is temporary, should any subject stop receiving it, they'll die. Reaper, as T.K. prefers using his last name, know they only have one choice if they wish to survive. The project, per the doctor, needs funding in order to continue, especially if her ...more
Rozzie
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I first started to read this book by Ms. Lindsay Cross I kept telling myself that I was not going to like it because of the male protagonist because in the previous book I couldn’t stand him but I’ll get to that in a moment. Still I couldn’t help but read this book by Ms. Cross because I admire her sexy military alpha romance books and have read almost all of them. Ms. Cross’s books are filled to the brim with so much action, adventure, hot alpha heroes, strong independent females and a won ...more
Janna
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: military-romance
Linday Cross – Mayhem’s Warrior - (Operation Mayhem – Book 2)


I can truly say, ‘I didn’t see that coming”. In previous books, especially “Operations Mayhem- Book 1 & Men of Mercy Series – Book 11” when the MOM team experiences these super soldiers, but now that this is a new spin off series, my hat is off to Ms. Cross. Therefore, Ms. Cross is the Author and I am the reader because I never thought to turn this into a spin-off series. It makes sense when you think about Caroline and the fact th
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Rebecca Austin
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-author, trsor
Captain T.K. Reaper was one of Jack Mankel's test subjects for Project Mayhem and now he needs to get serum before the rest of his men die without it.

Caroline Cotter has been used as a pawn and hostage since being kidnapped and is now being held by her ex-fiance General Ranier. She is being poked and prodded and has no idea what is happening to her or why people want her.

When Reaper rescues Caroline he does so with a purpose but now the two are being tracker through the South Sudan by Ranier's m
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Jennifer Pierson
Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lord have mercy, my heart is STILL racing, and I finished Mayhem's Warrior a couple of hours ago! Captain T.K. Reaper only cares about his men, and feels huge guilt for getting them into the Project Mayhem mess they are in. He's lived his whole life without love, so he truly believes that he's unworthy for it. His whole world is turned upside down when he rescues a woman that can keep his team alive. They are forced to go on the run, as if they are caught, more than just the two of them are in t ...more
Teresa
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**I received a copy of Mayhem's Warrior: Operation Mayhem from Foreword PR & Marketing and the author in exchange for a voluntary and honest review**

Mayhem's Warrior is the second book in Lindsay Cross's Operation Mayhem series. I loved this addition to the series and I'm sure that it will be another bestseller for the author. I can't wait for the next book.

This is T.K. Reaper's and Caroline Cotter's story and I've said it before but this is another book that is non-stop action, pedal to the
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Dana Busenbark
If you have not read "The Omega Team: Ethan's Promise", I recommend reading that book first. It ties in greatly to what happens in this book. In Ethan's Promise we meet Jack Mankel, and General Rainier. We also meet a sweet young lady named Caroline. They play a huge part in this book. What have Mankel and Rainier done with the help of Dr. Winters. What does she know about the testing? What does she learn very quickly? What is this testing they're having her do and who is she doing it on? When t ...more
Kristen Johnson
Jul 20, 2017 rated it really liked it

Mayhem's Warrior is book one in the Operation Mayhem series - but there's a bit of overlap with previous series by this same author.

Reaper is a soldier, he's been alone except for his team of soldiers, so when he volunteers them for a research endeavor, he has no idea what he's getting into, nor what he and his team will face. To say he feels major guilt over what they go through and still face because of the project is not enough.

Reaper's current mission is to save Caroline and deliver the se
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Donna Dunlap was mcewan
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In this book we get the background of Project Mayhem and how Reaper and his men got caught up in it.
Reaper was one of Mankel's test subjects for Project Mayhem now he is search of the serum that will help him and his men and wouldn’t you know it but Caroline Cotter is the key, she has been used as a lab rat by her ex fiancé her and her blood holds all the answers to Reapers prayers.
Reaper comes across as hard and unfeeling until he meets Caroline and then we see just how much the attraction of
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Cathy Geha
Mayhem’s Warrior by Lindsay Cross
Operation Mayhem #1

I always enjoy reading Ms. Cross’s books even when they stretch plausibility and this one had me wondering just how some of the things could really happen BUT I would then think, “This is fiction and in fact almost more science fiction-fantasy than just military romantic suspense. I enjoyed finding out more about Reaper and his team, how they became what they are and enjoyed finding out that Caroline is saved BUT there were some issues I had th
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vickie Chaisson
Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lindsay Cross has done it again. Mayhem Warrior is a rollercoaster ride of testosterone driven evil generals, power hungry doctors, and two innocent victims trying to survive Cross has taken T.K Reaper and Carolyn and written a story worthy of them both. Two innocents let down or lied to by the system they trusted or people they loved. Reaper his honor and goodness destroyed because he let his team down. A man that believed in the system that he protected with his life thinking he was doing righ ...more
Diane
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved everything about this 5 star read. It's an action-packed roller coaster ride through a waking nightmare for Captain T.K. Reaper, his military team and a woman named Caroline Cotter who are all guinea pigs in a highly secret DNA experiment gone horribly wrong. As Reaper and Caroline run for their lives through the jungles of Southern Sudan they witness the brutality and unbelievable bravery of innocents caught in the crossfire between two warring factions which exponentially ma ...more
Nikki Brooks
A new series which branched off from the original Mercy books and what a great read!

Still the same action, adventure and romance but our heroes this time around have been experimented on and their DNA "tweaked", giving them all a few little added extra gifts.

Reaper may have signed his team up to the experiments but they were not what they were expecting. His men are dying from these experiments and when they finally break free they now need a new source of serum to prevent them from reaching me
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Shelley
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Filled with action and thrills from cover to cover with an alpha military man as only Lindsay Cross delivers.

Captain Reaper is the head of a military team that falls under "other" in the military branches. He leads his team to volunteer to testing, to make them super soldiers. He isn't told they will be altering his team's DNA, they will be dependant on a serum to live, some could die and that their free will is going to be taken from them, making them mindless killing machines.

Caroline was goin
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Pat
Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the story of Captain TK Reaper and Caroline Cotter. Reaper only has one mission - get more serum for his men so that they do not die. As he attempts to get the serum he discovers the whereabouts of Caroline (the host by which the serum is made). Reaper decides that he is rescuing her from her captivity, but it is only because he can use her blood to make more serum. Imagine his surprise when he starts to care for her. That throws a huge wrench into his plans. Add to this, that despite th ...more
Shelley
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Filled with action and thrills from cover to cover with an alpha military man as only Lindsay Cross delivers.

Captain Reaper is the head of a military team that falls under "other" in the military branches. He leads his team to volunteer to testing, to make them super soldiers. He isn't told they will be altering his team's DNA, they will be dependant on a serum to live, some could die and that their free will is going to be taken from them, making them mindless killing machines.

Caroline was goin
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Lourin
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: military, virgin
**I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this title**

If you have read previous Lindsay Cross books then like me, you have probably been waiting on pins and needles for Caroline to get rescued. If you haven't read any other books, have no worries. This book can be read as a standalone, but I would recommend to understand all parts of the ongoing conflict to read the previous books.

A man who believes he has no soul and lives just to find the key to his teams survival.
A woman who is the k
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Paula
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mayhem's Warrior (Operation Mayhem #1) by Lindsay Cross is really the second book in the series. While this reads fine with the background information given reading the crossover book from the Men of Mercy Series, Mercy and Mayhem would enhance the enjoyment of this book.
I thought it was fitting that it is Reaper that finds Caroline Cotter, even though the Men Mercy Team (Riser's Resolve) wanted too. I applauded Ms. Cross for pairing these two together. Carolina understands Reaper in a way that
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Dawn Strickland
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Adventure, Action, and Emotion!
This is my first Lindsay Cross book and wow, I am blown away. The action is almost instantaneous and unrelenting. The plot is intriguing, suspenseful, and compelling. The characters are the driving force in this book. Reaper is former special forces. However, he and his team have been changed by "Project Mayhem", yet the Warrior still remains. He is a trained killer, but at his core he is still a defender and protector of the innocent. Caroline Cotter was kidnapped
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Melinda
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lindsay Cross is back finally letting us know whatever happened to the Senator's daughter, Caroline. Have to say though didn't expect a man like Captain T.K. Reaper in this book. Right of the bat he just seemed to serious for me but once we see his story it all makes sense. His whole life has been centered on making sure his men survive what happened to them including him. Of all the stuff he has seen he didn't expect a woman like Caroline Cotter. Now here is a woman who in all sense has no idea ...more
Reading Addict
Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC of Mayhem's Warrior and this is my freely given honest review. Lindsay Cross does a very good job mixing a romance into a military ops story. This continues where Mercy and Mayhem ended. Lindsay Cross's books all stand alone but are a part of an ongoing series and will refer back to characters from previous books. This book is the story of Captain Reaper and his search for justice, vengeance and survival for himself and his team. The key to this is finding Caroline Cotter, the ...more
Susan
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lindsay Cross has crafted a brilliant military romance novel that captures your attention & is hard to put down. This book is centered around Captain Reaper & his team being used in a top secret black-ops project to enhance their stamina & fighting skills in order to reduce the loss of life during missions or battles. What they don't know is that the general, scientist & others heading this project are going way beyond the scope of this project as it was described to Reaper & ...more
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Lindsay Cross is the award-winning author of the Men of Mercy series. She is the fun loving mom of two beautiful daughters and one precocious Great Dane. Lindsay is happily married to the man of her dreams – a soldier and veteran. During one of her husband’s deployments from home, writing became her escape and motivation.

An avid reader since childhood, reading and writing is in her blood. After y
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Other Books in the Series

Operation Mayhem (4 books)
  • Mercy & Mayhem (Operation Mayhem, #0.5)
  • Mayhem's Desire (Operation Mayhem, #2)
  • Mayhem's Hero