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Phantom in the Night (B.A.D. Agency #2)

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After losing her mother to a vigilante killer, Terri Mitchell has dedicated her life to justice. Working covertly as a new agent for the Bureau of American Defence agency, she's consulting with the New Orleans Police Department to bust an organised crime ring suspected of funding terrorism. But when rumours surface of a phantom ghost terrorising and killing the very people ...more
Paperback, 404 pages
Published June 10th 2008 by Pocket Books
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Auntee
Mar 14, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Romantic Suspense fans
I could tell when I started this one that I was going to like the hero, Nathan Drake. The story starts out with some scenes of Nathan in action as a Special Forces soldier that illustrate what kind of man he is--brave and self-sacrificing, and looking out for everyone but himself. But I also thought that he got a little too self-sacrificing to the point that he practically gave up his own life and a chance for happiness in order to protect his supposedly genius brother Jamie and his dying mother ...more
Gary
Dec 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Only 3 stars for this one I just couldn't get into it as much as the others
Daisiemae
May 20, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Sherrilyn Kenyon's B.A.D series
Recommended to Daisiemae by: www.queuemyreview.com
As a fan of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s B.A.D series, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started Phantom in the Night. I knew this novel was going to be different from the other B.A.D books because this is the first collaboration with a co-author, Dianna Love, in this series. I knew it would this would have a different feel to it than the previous B.A.D books. I was right.
Honestly, it took me longer to get into the storyline. The pacing is slow in the beginning, but as the story progresses, the more it
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Jun 11, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2008-reads
OK. The BAD boys (and girls) are gearing up for some serious ass-kicking. "Phantom in the Night" is the longest BAD novel yet at 404 pages of almost non-stop action. The length of the book can certainly be attributed to the backstory buildup necessary for the next however many books. We learn about a wacko pseudo-religious intelligentsia group who are planning...wait for it...to take over the world! They are experimenting with biological weapons to destabilize governments and snatch control. So. ...more
Fangirl Musings
Oct 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Contemporary romance genre readers that want drama and suspense in their stories!
Recommended to Fangirl Musings by: Favorite author/Automatic buy
Holy crap this book was kick ass!!!

Normally I am not at all a fan of contemporary in any genre, most especially romance. However, because I knew that Sherrilyn Kenyon was such an amazing writer no matter what she writes, I gave this book and series a chance. Technically it is not the first book in the series, for Bad Attitude written only by Kenyon was actually book one. Add that to the fact that I was not at all certain how the story line and writing style would pan out being coauthored with Lo
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Leah
Praise God, hallelujah, for this book. It came at the perfect time for me. I have been having a really hard time with books lately, especially with heroines, but hopefully this book has pulled me out of my rut. I read this book now partly because I really, really wanted to, but also because I can always count on Sherrilyn Kenyon to give me a heroine I can love (with only two exceptions).


I love this book. I love the BAD Agency series. I love Sherrilyn Kenyon. I love Nathan and Terri and Carlos an
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Julie
Jun 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: paperback
This novel by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love is an installment in B.A.D. series. This novel was published by Pocket books in 2008.

This series is more romantic suspense and not the paranormal style Kenyon and Love, as well are known for.

Terri, working with B.A.D. and as a consultant with the New Orleans Police Dept., is out to shut down a possible terrorist attack.
Terri's confidence is not at it's highest. She gets a bit defensive anytime her boss questions her on why she doesn't call in back u
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Shevvy
Aug 30, 2013 rated it liked it
THIS IS NOT A PARANORMAL ROMANCE.

Tortured ex-militant turned vigilante? check
One bold as hell woman who doesn't take no for an answer and believe's she can hold her own? check
both of them constantly telling each other to back off? check

Overall this was a pretty decent book other than the constant back forth between the two. But it was a good break from paranormal/historical romance as it focuses more on the law enforcement side, combined with the threat of biological warfare.

Nathan Drake is a
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April
Jan 04, 2009 rated it liked it
This did not catch me until a few chapters in. I haven't read any of the rest of the series, and I think the book stood alone pretty well. I didn't feel like I was missing anything by not having read the earlier books in the series, and I actually did not even realize it was part of a series until after I read it. I teetered between a three and a four on this one, and only gave it a three because of the beginning.
Sandra Crow
Dec 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kenyon-sherrilyn
Great Book

As always, this is just another example of a well crafted story. I always enjoy a well written story. The writing is very fluid. If I didn't know better, I would find it hard to believe that this is a mix of two authors, not just one.
Brenda (b)
This has a suspense/mystery plot and there are lots of dead bodies. While I enjoyed the story, I'm not sure that I'm up for a "bad guys trying to take over the world" series, so I'm not sure if I'll continue with the next B.A.D. book.
iva
Jul 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
no bad for the last book of the year
Vu N. Quang
Aug 09, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
If I could give this book a negative 5 stars rating, I certainly would. Where do I even start? The book is said to be of both romantic and detective genres, whereas it fails to be both.
First, it's romance is just so shallow that it sounds like high school loves while both characters are grown up detective and SpecOps agent. The authors do not spend too little time to polish the romance element except when describing the love-making scenes, which they wrote IN TOO MUCH DETAILS to more than 5 page
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Elektragedia
bueno no es de los enormes trabajos de estas mujeres, tiene el toque de ellas, el misterio pero no se lo sentí tan rato que no veía la hora de acabar con la lectura entonces lo deje así ye estaba aburriendo
Chelsea
First off. LOVE. THE. TITLE!! I love the title of the book. Just had to throw that in here.
The book kicks off with Nathan Drake in the military where he receives a message from his twin brother Jamie with a note telling him how things are and he ended it with "Laissez les bons temps rouler". Which translates to "Let the good times roll". This has been their code phrase whenever Jamie is in over his head and boy is he in way over his head. He got mixed up with this drug lord called Marseaux. Jam
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Gina
Jun 20, 2008 rated it really liked it
Almost perfect!

So where do I begin? I adored Terri and Nathan, their passion for justice, their lines between right and wrong, including the grey areas. I think they balance each other perfectly.

Terri is stubborn, has a mind of her own, with something to prove, I think more for herself and anyone else. She pushes herself, even when she should be taking a break. She believes vehemently in right and wrong.

Nathan wants to find the person who killed his brother. While his is a sort of vigilante just
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Brenda Franklin
Jan 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, own
This is the first book of the BAD series that I have read and I was pleasantly surprised by it. I had heard mixed reviews about the book, but I wasn't going to let that stop me from reading another one of Sherrilyn Kenyon's works. I'm glad I read it and I will most likely begin reading author Dianna Love's work soon after this. It really is a book I will add to my shelf of favorites. Now getting into the story...

You're leading character is Special Forces member Nathan Drake who is represented as
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Lovetoread47
Jun 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
It was better than I expected. The main characters' story line, Nathan/Jamie Drake and Terri Mitchell, captivated me. When Nathan was eight, his father was killed in a military operation. Since then, he has been the man of the house, taking care of his mom and his twin brother, Jamie. Thus, when he was old enough, Nathan joined the military so that he can support them. Jamie was a genius, but he lacked common sense and was often in many tight spots. There was one tight spot that he could not get ...more
Brenda Franklin
Nov 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, own
This is the first book of the BAD series that I have read and I was pleasantly surprised by it. I had heard mixed reviews about the book, but I wasn't going to let that stop me from reading another one of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s works. I’m glad I read it and I will most likely begin reading author Dianna Love’s work soon after this. It really is a book I will add to my shelf of favorites. Now getting into the story…

You’re leading character is Special Forces member Nathan Drake who is quickly represen
...more
Amy
Apr 19, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, suspense
This book is the second in a series and I must say, I feel this book stands alone very well until the end, at that point it really screams part of a series as it sets up for the next novel. (The I'll get you next time gadget syndrome)

While the over all plot wasn't complicated albeit slightly predictable, it was nice to be forced to think for once.

Terri I found annoying. Because, while she is believable as a real woman; she's not as a special agent. She was suppose to be a field agent for years,
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Mallory
Jan 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was a little bummed when I realized that this was the 2nd in the series (although it could easily stand alone), but that just means I know what book I'm reading next! I normally hate back-tracking, but I have a feeling this series is going to be worth it. I got a real Lori Foster/Elizabeth Lowell vibe from this book, which is definitely a compliment (in my opinion, at least!). It was a real departure from the Dark-Hunter series, which was all I had known this author for previously.

I loved the
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Jilly
Nov 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
Dianna Love and Sherrilyn Kenyon come together to make and interesting tale out of the BAD series and I assume as series by Dianna Love. I have never read Dianna’s work but was immediately drawn into this story and its interesting dilemma of a twin taking the place of his brother in jail only to have his brother die just before he was supposed to be released.

Terri Mitchell is an ex-FBI now working for the BAD group. Her partner recently died and her nemesis at the FBI is leading the investigatio
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Melody
Apr 10, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After reading Kenyon's Dark Hunter series and League series, this book was much more mainstream. The Bureau of American Defense (B.A.D.) is a super-secret organization that, if things went to hell in a hand basket, the American government wouldn't acknowledge. Their job is to assess and take out the most serious threats. Two years ago, a tiny village in South Africa was wiped out with what appeared to be a biological weapon. Nathan Drake was on a special operations mission to investigate. But hi ...more
Laurel
Jul 26, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 11th-grade
This story revolves areound 2 people, Terri and Nathan. After losing her mother to a killer, Terri Mitchell has dedicated her life to justice. Working as a new agent for the Bureau of American Defense agency, she's trying to bust an organized crime ring suspected of funding terrorism. But when rumors spread of a phantom ghost terrorizing and killing the very people she's investigating, she becomes suspicious. Nathan Drake has spent his life protecting his family, the only thing that matters to h ...more
Kasumi
Mar 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, spanish
El libro ha ido a mejor.
Al principio no acababa de convencerme su estructura y forma de presentar a "los malos detras de los malos" porque era muy confuso. Había unos malos y aparecían otros que tenían pinta de malos pero que no entendías qué hacían, qué querían y qué estaba entonces pasando en realidad.
Luego empiezas a darte cuenta que es el reverso de BAD, que es una agencia de agentes secretos tan secreta, que ni las otras agencias/policia saben quienes son. Los "Fratelli" son unos malos tan
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Katrina
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sherrilyn Kenyon's thrilling novel of romantic suspense, a gutsy female agent from the Bureau of American Defense encounters an elusive killer who isn't at all what he seems. After losing her mother to a vigilante killer, Terri Mitchell has dedicated her life to justice. Working covertly as a new agent for the Bureau of American Defense agency, she's consulting with the New Orleans Police Department to bust an organized crime ring suspected of funding terrorism. But when rumors surface of a phan ...more
Tonya Warner
Feb 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Terri Mitchel is working as a consult for the NOPD, but is actually an agent for BAD. Trying to get to the bottom of who killed her partner, and find info on the organized crime ring that is leaving bodies around, she finds that a ghost is killing the people before she is done investigating.

Nathan Drake is finally out of prison. Posing as his twin, Jamie, he leaves jail to find his mother and brother are dead. His brother was accused of being involved with organized crime and a drug lord and som
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Tara
Sep 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
I like these books and this series. They are sexy and fun light reading.

This is the 6th story in the B.A.D. AGENCY series, but only the second full length novel. This story had more action, but again really didn't focus on the agency so much as a police investigation where agent Terri Mitchell was impersonating a police consultant. Nathan Drake is former military, ex-con and attempting to avenge his brother's death.

There are no real surprises here and I knew what the last 5 page would hold, bu
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Kerra
Jul 27, 2011 added it
I've only ever read a couple of books by Sherrilyn Kenyon, and I've never read a book by Diana Love. I've only read a few Dark Hunter books, so I wasn't really sure what to expect. When I read the summary, it sounded really interesting. The first few pages didn't get me hooked, but as soon as I was, I sat down and didn't get back up until I was done. Hot guy, great plot, realistic romance, bad baddies, and cool secondary characters. I liked this better then the Dark Hunter books (and I really li ...more
Mrsku
Oct 25, 2009 rated it it was ok
This book was really up and down for me. The beginning was fantastic and the initial characters really spoke to me. I enjoyed the elude to a BIGGER story and the whole bioterrorism thing was great but after the prelude it began to stink. I didn't like the female character in this at all, totally unbelievable and unlikeable. Also got kind of confused with the story line and some of the supporting characters were so flaccid that I couldn't remember which agency they were working for or not. The 'w ...more
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“I learned the bad guys are not always bad, the good guys are not always good, and to quote Captain Barbossa, the parameters are like rules, mostly guidelines. And that it takes a little bit of bad boy to fight the evil in the world.
--Terri Mitchell”
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“I have two words for you. (Terri)
Oh, yeah? (Josie)
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