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The Tracker

(The Dregs #1)

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The Tracker:

I’m a trained killer. An expert tracker.

I’ve done despicable things. My soul is damaged. My body impaired. That’s what happens when you are a soldier for The Company. I was discharged a year ago. Now I am a dreg. Worthless. With a bounty on my head. I’ve become a creature of the night, hiding in an underground maze during the day. Because I’m not ready to die
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Kindle Edition, 532 pages
Published February 16th 2018 by Leslie Georgeson Books, LLC
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Shalini
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh hark thee, all and sundry

There is a a new man, a God if I may so say

A bod like nothing I’ve ever seen

And heart so loving has never been

Damaged and a soldier was all he was

Till a gentle touch soothes his scars

She was Jessica, the woman to his man

He was the Tracker, the Dreg, a hunk of a man

A captivating start of the series by Leslie Georgeson, about the Dregs.

My review

The background: The Dregs are the soldiers, captured in childhood, experimented, mutated, injected with more animal DNA than hu
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AMC
Sep 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Half way lost my excitement about the story

The first story in this series gets 3 stars simply because I give this author the benefit of the doubt and hopefully the writing improves as the series progresses.

I don't enjoy paranormal stories in general but this one attracted my attention as it's really lightly paranormal and science fiction.
After the initial apprehension I started the story that literally sucked me in and then half way through it started to drag and lost its excitement.

So the plot
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Rosie Amber
Apr 30, 2019 rated it did not like it
The plot had lots of potential, but Jessica's character was very poor. Afraid this is a DNF
eyes.2c
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
Damaged souls redeemed!

I was initially attracted to this given it was a 2018 TopShelf Indie Book Awards nominee. The storyline seemed interesting. The aura of the paranormal clinging around the edges, beguiling.
The Dregs! A band of brother survivors, ex military experiments, clinging to the shadows (beyond the underbelly of the city), trained soldiers and killers who overcome their pasts with the help of a good woman (in the case of the Tracker (Liam) anyway.)
I acknowledge the warnings strong l
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Helena#bookdreamer
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was ok
Thank you netgalley for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I wasn't crazy about the characters in this romance. Jess is a timid woman in need of the tracke'rs help in finding her sister. When she does find him he agrees to help in exchange for her servitude. She agrees and they built this awkward living situation where she cleans and cooks submissively but demonstrats random acts of rebellion when it suits her. The tracker is this broken, science project who acts tough b
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Jackie
May 25, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish
I was totally lost, felt like I missed a book with the world building/background or something. Gave up by 15%

At my age (approaching 60), life is way to short & my time is to important to force myself to read a book I'm not enjoying, especially when there are so many other books out there waiting to be read.
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Dawn Pressel
Aug 11, 2018 rated it did not like it
I’ve wasted enough time, I can’t make myself finish this story. Jess is just an immature wannabe adult. I thought it would get better but at 46% I’m done
Coco.V
May 12, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
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Blurb:
THE DREGS:
Feared by most. Hated by others. Envied by none.
Always hunted, they live in the shadows.
Once powerful warriors, they are now the dregs.

In a city overrun by gang violence, can these former soldiers overcome their violent pasts, dispel the stigma surrounding them, and learn to fall in love?
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The Tracker:

I’m a trained killer. An expert tracker.

I’ve done despicable things. My soul is damaged. My body impaired. That’s what happens when you
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Mary
Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this military romance. It's a good read with intrigue, suspense, action, drama and non-stop action. I really liked the characters and the plot.
Maria
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Kelly-Jo Sweeney
Jul 01, 2019 rated it liked it
I've changed my mind about five times about how many stars to give this book. The storyline kept me gripped and I really liked the characters. That would usually result in a good four stars, but, unfortunately, this time, there were a few things that stopped me from giving it.
As I started by saying, the storyline was certainly gripping and I was keen to know how it was going to play out. Set in what I assume is a future dystopia, this book has elements of sci-fi and the paranormal. The 'Dregs'
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Abby
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
***arc copy was provided by netgalley.***

Jessica and Liam aka Tracker or THE tracker.
Jessica has a hard life growing up and ended up filling the roll of a mother to her little sister. She just got done with law school when a horrible gang war took out her city and her little sister ended up getting snatched up. With nowhere to go. Non of her things literally only the clothes on her back she went searching for help someone had to help her. Her poor little sister was missing. In her effort to fin
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Karen Roma
Jun 22, 2019 rated it liked it
The Tracker is the first book in Leslie Georgeson’s The Dregs, and also my first read by this author. The story starts out well and has an interesting plot that unfortunately failed to deliver. The book had so much potential that just didn’t seem to be met. And Jessica’s character deteriorated as the story went on and became annoying and immature. The foundation of this series is complex and commenced with interesting and intriguing world building, but it needs some major work on the character c ...more
Frances Law
Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Dregs!

America has changed! The gangs have taken over the cities, the police have been routed after a full out battle and innocent bystanders are the collateral damage. Jessica is a newly qualified attorney who is guardian to her 15 year old sister. But now she is frantic. A gang evicted them from their home with only the clothes on their backs. Then Eliza is taken by the gangs while Jessica was away looking for food. Who could Jessica turn to? The authorities were useless so, in utter desper
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Meghan Lloyd
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
I read this in one sitting, determined to finish by the end of the night, and I was not disappointed in the result! This was a unique read, not something I could easily box into one genre - it was romance, science fiction, paranormal, and mystery all wrapped into one. There were so many elements to the story, and I enjoyed each one. While I felt that the character development could have been done a bit more, I have no doubt that the other books in this series improve upon that, now that the worl ...more
Sharon Tyler
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Tracker is the first book in the eight book (not all yet available) Dregs series by Leslie Georgeson. I’ve done despicable things. My soul is damaged. My body impaired. That’s what happens when you are a soldier for The Company. I was discharged a year ago. Now I am a dreg. Worthless. With a bounty on my head. I’ve become a creature of the night, hiding in an underground maze during the day. Because I’m not ready to die yet. She comes to me one night, needing my help to find her sister. The ...more
Kristen Russell
Feb 09, 2020 rated it liked it
The Company is a defense contractor that kidnaps children and turns them into elite killing machines. They are brainwashed, tortured, and experimented on until they are “perfect” in the eyes of a madman. That is, until they are injured and no longer needed. They are the Dregs. After escaping from their former captures, the Dregs live in hiding, healing from years of abuse. Each has a special, almost paranormal, skill — tracking, healing, fighting, and more.
In the midst of destructive gang wars,
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Book Him Danno
Jun 27, 2019 rated it liked it
2 1\2 stars
The Tracker is part of a series by Leslie Grorgeson it isn't perfect but it isn't a bad book either. The story feel like it might start to become a little BDSM when he makes her his slave but stay with graphic and simple "steamy romance"

Readers like the concept but many the a little less damaged souls wondering around would have been better. The back story of each characters is thought out and readers of course if you are reading this series will make sure to suspend you belief. Each
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Teresa
Jul 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
**I received a copy of The Tracker from XpressoBook Tours and Net Galley in exchange for a voluntary and honest review. My review was not solicited in any way.**

The Tracker by Leslie Georgeson is the first book in The Dregs series. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. Ms. Georgeson is a new author to me and judging by this book the next 7 books should be pretty good. The men have taken over a rundown plantation that has a underground system of tunnels and apartments for t
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Andi
Aug 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Good read!

I wasn’t sure if this would be my kind of military suspense but I was actually quite taken with this storyline. There was plenty of action, suspense, and depth to this novel. The steamy scenes were few and far between but well written and the timing was relevant to their situation. I really liked this group of guys, the “dregs”, and given the description I thought it may be more futuristic or post-apocalyptic. It’s not. It’s actually the reason I put off reading it for awhile, bc I’m n
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Tasha
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Get ready to join a dangerous love affair that will keep you wanting more. Tracker and Jess are not meant to be together, especially with such a background that Tracker has, but that doesn't stop feeling from developing during a time of need. Jessica just went for him for help finding her sister, but she ended up getting more than that.
This was an amazing book, and I didn't want to put it down. It, sadly, took me so long to finish it because work started, but when I was reading, I drowned every
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Denise
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was the first time in reading this author whom grabbed my attention with the story content. The curiosity picked high when I seen that wondering how the spin on this would go.
A trained killer and expert tracker but yet where he is placed in this at the beginning is unusual. Liam is approached by Jessica with this story taking us into its realm. It has a taste of unusual with you becoming snared by this and the flow with its twists and turns taking us along.
She is really interesting in its
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Jen
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a new author and series for me. This book was a lengthy read but the story line was interesting enough and flowed well that I found myself turning the pages to see what happens next. The Dregs, are men that worked for The Company as elite soldiers that have become disposable. They are hunted down and when found will be killed. They now live in the shadows of the night to survive and will only consider showing their faces during the day when it is time to punch out. The Tracker now has a ...more
Sandy Digger
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Tracker

This story is about a man named Tracker who has been altered by a military type of enterprise called the Company. He and the other men like him who have also been altered are living underground in a maze under an old mansion as they have a price on their heads. One day a young woman finds her way to their hideout looking for Tracker to help her find her sister who has been taken by a gang. The story comprises their relationship and the hunt for her sister as well as the overlying stor
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R
Aug 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
YES! EXCELLENT!! Of course ~ in general ~ this is the story of a broken man who is 'fixed' through the love of his 'brothers-in-arms', his 5 year old daughter, and the new love in his life. On the surface, all of that is true ~ but read this story, and you'll see there are so VERY many shades/level/layers to this seemingly 'simply' story arc. Ms Georgeson does a remarkable job with characters and setting ~ I feel/see/smell/feel what they are ~ I'm T*H*E*R*E!! Right there with them, encouraging T ...more
Jennifer
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Tracker by Leslie Georgeson It is the first book about a group of men that have been experimented on by the government. Kidnapped as kids and gene spliced dna with animals. the men have each a different enhancement.They escape and try to stay off the radar from the General in charge of the experiments. Jessica is desperate to find her missing sister and asks for the aid of The Tracker to find her. He agrees to help putting his partner and others in danger .This book has a great storyline wit ...more
Carol
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Leslie can write all kinds of genres, I have read other books by her. and like all her other books this is a great read. This was well written, had a great story line, some twists and turns. The characters were well thought out, the side characters added lots to the story too. This book had me pulled in from the start, Jess and Tracker had such a connection. This book pulls at your heartstring, (better have a tissue box). Leslie makes you feel like you are in the story. I can' ...more
Sara Sigler
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was terrible what the general did to Tracker and his brothers with the experiments, but at least they escaped. Jessica went and found him to get her sister back from the gang that stole her. She had no money so she cleaned and cooked for him to pay him for his services. They finally found her sister and got her out, but by then she had fallen in love with him. Then she was kidnapped so the general would get Tracker back and experiment on him more to create more super soldiers. The guys got he ...more
Mella
Yeah this was pretty bad. I almost gave up a bunch of times. It was very repetitive and extremely long. Basically she agrees to be his slave and do anything for her sister but then fights him everytime he asks her to do anything. I mean make up your mind. The scifi element was weird and not really my thing but worked alright. The book needs a decent editor. There's potential for a decent book here but the plot needs to be reworked and cut down. The world building needs to be expanded, the romanc ...more
Vinessa
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jessica is in need of his skills.
This book is full of drama, action, suspense, mystery and redemption.
Tracker believes he will corrupt her until she is as broken as him.
But she gives him a different type of strength.
As the story is the first one of the series it has plenty of background information about the team.
The story starts off a little slow but quickly morphs in to the thick of the story.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Leslie Georgeson likes to skirt the boundaries between romance and suspense, sometimes tossing in a dash of sci-fi or paranormal to make things more interesting. She is the author of the popular military romantic suspense series, THE DREGS, which was nominated for the 2018 TopShelf Indie Book Awards. Her other titles include the THE PACT duet, the UNLIKELY HEROES series, the UNDERNEATH series, and ...more

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