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Merciless Hunter

(Dark Syndicate #4)

4.59  ·  Rating details ·  575 ratings  ·  123 reviews
She should have run away from me when she had the chance…
I was on a mission of retribution and vengeance:
find my son then make my enemies pay for kidnapping him and killing my wife.
Then I met her.
Olivia made a big mistake when she tried to trick me.
I’m the leader of a blood-thirsty brotherhood.
In the Bratva the rules are simple:
An eye for an eye.
A tooth for a tooth.
Kindle Edition, 409 pages
Published May 10th 2021 by Amazon Digital Services
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Star Rating : 4.5/5 Stars

POV : Dual

Cliffhanger : None

Hero : Aiden

Heroine : Olivia

Pace of the story : Moderate

Angst Rating : 5/10

Heat Rating : 7/10

Triggers Involved : past Trauma , Kidnapping

Plot Summary :
Aiden has only one goal in his life now. To find his son and avenge the death of his wife. His enemies made him think that they killed them both years ago but now he knows that his baby boy has been alive all this time.
Intel Chicky Reads Romance (Kara Merideth)
Aiden Romanov is tormented by guilt and is a shell of the man he used to be. Nine years ago he believed both his wife and his son were killed because of his connections to the Bratva and every shred of his humanity has been lost to his search for vengeance. When he finds out his son is still alive, he finally feels a spark of life that has been missing for so long.

Olivia is trapped in hell. Her brother whom she believed to be dead is actually alive, but missing, she’s being blackmailed into mar
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May 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
I was first introduced to Faith Summers with Tease Me which is a mafia romance that is part of another series, so I jumped at the chance to read another of her books and it did not disappoint.

The book starts out with an unforgettable and devastating fire that destroys Aiden Romanov’s life and turns him into a ruthless killer on a mission determined to find out who murdered his family and which one of his men betrayed him.

Olivia Markov is desperate to find her brother she had originally thought d
Sherly Nyo

I loved loved loved this one. The couple's chemistry. The angst. The tension.
The magnetism between them was so intense it was throwing both of them off the cliff.
The deadly attraction that was ... not to be.
Aiden was such a strong character; ruthless, ever suspicious, meticulous and without a doubt; so tall, handsome and sexy.
He's an a**hole who kidnapped Olivia and mentally tortured her despite knowing she was telling him the truth. He was keeping her to get leverage to Jude.
He’s an enigma
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Merciless Hunter by Faith Summers is book 4 in the Dark Syndicated Series.
This is the story of Olivia and Aiden. I have read the previous books which did add to my enjoyment of this one but I do think you can make it a standalone book if you wish to do so. Aiden lost his wife and baby son in a fire due to retaliation in the mafia wars. Now he is out seeking revenge and just for that lost. Olivia has fallen into his path for that vengeance. Olivia is just trying to survive after her father's dea
Anika Kay
May 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Violence. Destruction. Revenge. Aiden Romanov, the Pakhan of the NY Brotherhood breathes danger and trusts no one. A small ray of hope is his only consolation, and he is focused on the mission, ready to obliterate anything that is in his path.

Loyalty. Anguish. Desperation. Olivia Markov is trapped in despair, but refuses to give up. Her last hope leads her to seek Aiden, but will that help her or make it worse?

This book is a part of a series, but I read it as a standalone and didn’t find anythin
1-Click Addict Support Group
May 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
As the Bratva’s Leader, Aiden will make sure to get his revenge on those who killed his loved ones no matter the price and lives that are lost.

Olivia knows what her fate will be if she does not find her brother Eric and if her marriage to Jude goes through. Knowing that her only hope is Aiden, she goes in search of him for his help and it leads to more than either one ever thought. You could feel the intense chemistry Aiden & Olivia had from the first meeting and it only keep getting hotter!! T
Kelly Gregory
Jun 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I just loved Aiden's story so much! His story was full of so much heartache, violence and secrets! I loved how the overall story fed on from the previous three books, how Aiden was dealing with the same enemy that Triston, Massimo and Dominic have had to deal with! Aiden is what i would call a proper anti-hero, he is not a good guy yet you can tell deep down he wants to be, its just his previous heartache that has made him the man he is now! His relationship with Olivia was unexpected, i loved t ...more
Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
May 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Aiden and Olivia’s story is spellbinding and draws you into their web. He is a man who has lost everything and has nothing to lose. Olivia is caught in the middle. She is forced to marry a man that has taken her family’s livelihood while abusing her mentally, physically and sexually. She goes to Aiden looking for her missing brother and a spark ignites between them. Will he learn to trust again and will their connection lead them to a happily ever after? I voluntarily agreed to receive an ARC of ...more
Sandy S
May 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
MERCILESS HUNTER is the fourth instalment in Faith Summers’ contemporary, adult DARK SYNDICATE dark, erotic, crime world, romance series. This is thirty-six year old, Bratva Pakhan of the Los Angeles Brotherhood Aiden Romanov, and twenty-six year old Olivia Markov’s story line. MERCILESS HUNTER can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty but I recommend reading the series in order for back story and cohesion. MERCLIESS HUNTER is the introductory storyline to the next arc of the series.

Ellen YS
May 11, 2021 rated it liked it
Measuring good writing vs a good story

I have followed this series from the beginning. The overarching mystery storyline has kept me engaged and I liked the premise of each book. Some of the books being better than others.

In this book we have the tortured Aiden, whose wife was murdered and his son kidnapped. Enter Olivia, aligned to the enemy through force, she approaches Aiden for information. This meeting sets in motion Olivia's forced confinement by Aiden with sparks flying between the unwill
Olivia and Aiden’s story has hooked me from the beginning.
Aiden loses his wife and his newborn son to a fire set in his house by an organization called The Order, for which he has worked. But after a failed mission, those deaths are the price to pay. As a result of that Aiden enters a self-destructive path until he discovers that his son could be still alive, that gives him the strength to move forward.
Olivia lives in hell bc of Jude, a man who is 20 years older than her, who has been obsessed w
Aidan Romanov, is the infamous Obshchak of the Voirik Bratva, one of the most powerful groups in L.A. and that meant he was untouchable, well he was wrong, and the ones he loved the most paid for it.....
The Order killed his wife and took his son. The Order will pay with their lives!!
He will use everything and everyone to find his son.

Olivia needs her brother alive if she is to escape the clutches of an evil man, and upon discovering her brother maybe alive, she needs help, the help of the Synd
May 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Vicious vipers val! Faith serves up one skillfully enthralling, sinfully addictive, delectably decadent, devilishly delicious rock-our-world landslide, clearing hurdles, jumping hoops and skipping snags, blazing through on a raging inferno, hotter than an erupting volcano and more explosive than dynamite, bursting this bad boy to staggering heights. One action packed, dirty dealing, underhanded, take no prisoners, no holds barred and no turning back approach, launc
May 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is the 4th story in Dark Syndicate Series. We have meet Aiden in the previous stories as he is the Pakhan of the Russian Bratva in Los Angles and the crime world continues. Aiden lost his wife and young child 9 years ago and recently found evidence that his son is alive. Olivia has lost her brother and under the thumb of Jude from the Syndicate who is mean and down right nasty man and forced fiancé who enjoys hurting those he says he loves. Olivia’s life was turned upside down when her gran ...more
May 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
She was a pawn in a battle for riches and power. Her whole life was taken from her, first the loss of her father, then her grandfather, then her brother and now her own freedom is being taken away from her. Olivia is a woman that is desperate for help and there is one man that could help her, but he’s unapproachable. She’ll have to become creative to get to him and get his help. It cost her everything, but it’s worth the risk to save her mother, herself, and her families business and legacy.

Jessica Hawkins
Jul 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I’m so happy with this series! I was super bummed after the last book because the D’Agostino brothers all had their stories and I didn’t know how Summers was going to add on to this series but I was super happy with this new addition. It continues with the thrilling and suspenseful dark mafia romance and it brings in a fresh feel with Aiden Romanov and the Russian Bratva. His story starts off with a heartbreaking and tragic opening that only leads to him being a cold-hearted killer. Olivia Marko ...more
May 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The addition starts with the book cover….yeah…yeah…yeah don’t judge a book by its cover they say ….well we all do it and this one here it is the scratch to your itch or better yet the filling to your oreos! Speaking of filling…..wait, that’s for later. Within the first chapters you get the panoramic view of whom you’re dealing with!
Bad boy….check
Bod boy’s crazy brother/friend…check
Bad boy’s Kryptonie…check ….check and check
By the time you’ve figured out who is who and how deep hate can run, you’
Jun 11, 2021 rated it it was ok
Fed up! As usual, editing is atrocious! 🤬😡🤬😡This author is known for the sloppy states she sends her books out in and I’m fed up! I am reading an arc and mistakes are expected but this is beyond the pale, plus they are rarely fixed. Ive read several books from this author and complained but she does nothing about it. I can think of one book I found over 50 😡 I posted the edits and after buying the book still not seen the edits fixed. I suggest reporting through Amazon might be the only way to ge ...more
Daisy Sauceda
So I am pretty sure this is the first book I have read by Faith Summers and I gotta say that now I am intrigued with this series. So I will be going back to read the first three soon. We have the Merciless Hunter, and I gotta say I did not expect the story I read. I was intrigued from the beginning. The twist that kept coming had my head spinning. So we have Aiden that has changed so much due to his loss. However we find out some interesting news about the past. We have Olivia who is a sweet gir ...more
Sep 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
Now this is what I wanted to see from this series!

After receiving news that his son is still alive after nine years of believing that both his son and wife perished in a fire, Aiden sets out to discover - with the aid of the other members of The Syndicate - where his son is after all this time. Meanwhile, in San Francisco, Olivia is being forced to marry Jude Kuzmin (might have spelled that wrong or got it wrong altogether) since she is next in line to inherit her family's tech company, and Jude
Jun 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

Merciless Hunter by Faith Summers is the fourth book Dark Syndicate series. Others from earlier in the series do appear throughout. It is a stand alone but definitely better to read the series in order. In this dark romance story, it unfolds to be the love and survival story of Aiden Romanov, the Bratva Pakhan of the Los Angeles Brotherhood and Olivia Markov.

In the past Aiden betrayed The Order. Because of this
World Of Books 65
May 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Merciless Hunter is a fast-paced, action-packed, edge-of-your-seat super hot dark Mafia must-read. Full of twists and turns and moments where you feel slightly uncomfortable but are so invested in the story that you can't stop until the last page is turned because you just don't know what is coming next.

This is my first time reading Faith Summers and the Dark Syndicate series, but I fell in love with this writer's skill at producing such a great storyline although intricate in places I never got
Jennifer Pierson
May 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I totally LOVE this alter ego of Khardine Gray HARD! Her writing as Faith Summers is the kind of dark & twisty that sings to my dark & twisty self, and I devoured this lengthy story in one sitting. Aiden lost everything in one fell swoop, and since that day, he's been hunting down who hurt his family. Olivia is in captivity by a pure evil man who is forcing her to marry him, and the things he's done are totally unacceptable. She & a couple of others come up with a plan for her to find Aiden to h ...more
May 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of "MERCILESS HUNTER"
This story was so addicting, a web of deceipt, betrayal, secrets, lies, suspense, intrigue, angst, hot steamy scenes, abuse, kidnapping, danger, violence, twist that have you turning the pages.
Aiden Romanov is Pakhan still out for revenge for his wife Gabriella & son Akeskei's death then to find out his son survived he'd he 9yrs old now no stone left unturned to find him.
Olivia Markov is engaged to a man she hates Jude Kuzmin who was CEO of Mar
Alê Oliveira
Aiden Romanov has lost every person he cares about. 9 years ago he suffered the death of his wife and son, years after his father is murdered and soon after his brother dies in his arms. At the end of "Wicked Liar" we learned that after all this year his son is alive but he has no idea where he might be. But just that fact gives him reason to make his enemies pay for murdering his wife and kidnapping his boy.

Olivia Markov, has been living in the shadows since she was born. And 5 years after the
May 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Merciless Hunter is book 4 of the Dark Syndicate series. We met Aiden in a previous book in this series. I think that of all of the books in the series this one stands alone the most, you don't have to read the first three books but it definitely adds many delicious layers to the story that you would not want to miss out on.

This is Aiden and Olivia's story. Aiden is a man who has lost everything; his wife, his child, his father, and his brother all to a war being waged between the Syndicate and
Romaine Heart
May 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
Being the Parham of the Voirik and the Syndicate Aiden knows first hand the smell of death and the blood that is on his hands. Aside from that he has experienced so much personal tragedy. The lastest being losing his wife to a fire and the kidnapping of his one month old son. He seeks vengeance for all involved. Never to be weak again he vows not to be involved in a relationship.....
He meets a woman at the Dark Odyssey who brings a spark back into his dead black heart.
Olivia is being fo
Coastie  Mom
Jun 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Another great story in the Dark Syndicate series! This is the story of Aiden and Olivia. Aiden has gone through some heartache during his life – he had to watch his wife and child burn in their house when his son was only 1 month old. He is dark, dangerous and seems to have no feelings. With the New Syndicate, information came to Aiden that his son had made it out of the fire. Aiden will do anything to find him. Olivia has had a rough life herself – unable to be claimed by her father, and then a ...more
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