Friday, February 13, 2015

Whispers in the Dark by Maya Banks

KGI #4
Nathan has been taken prisoner and is tortured almost daily. He is starting to give up. He is very hurt, thirsty and hungry. Then he hears a voice in his head. She soothes him and takes away the pain. He doesn't understand it but they have a connection. She convinces him not to give up and helps him escape. His brothers find him and take him home.
Shea is relieved that Nathan got rescued. But she needs to keep moving the bad guys are after her. Months later, they find her. She manages to get a message to Nathan. He takes his brother's plane and goes to find her. His brothers think he's lost it because he never told them what exactly happened.
A couple of them follow him out to California. When they finally meet Shea they understand just what she did for Nathan. But she and her sister are still in danger, but from whom? KGI is going to find out the truth.

I really liked this one.  Can't wait to read the next one to find out the rest of the truth behind Shea and Grace's story.

From the author:
She came to him when he needed her the most
She came to him at his lowest point. The voice of an angel, a whisper in the dark. She’s the only thing that gets Nathan Kelly through his captivity, the endless days of torture and the fear that he’ll never return to his family. With her help, he’s able to escape. But he isn’t truly free, because now she’s disappeared and he’s left with an all-consuming emptiness as he struggles to pick up the pieces of his life. Did he imagine his angel? Or is she out there, needing his help as he’d once needed hers?
Now he rushes to save her before it’s too late
Shea has been on the run from people who will stop at nothing to exploit her unique abilities. She never wanted to drag Nathan, who’d already suffered so much, into danger, but she doesn’t have a choice so she reaches out to him for help. Finally face-to-face after having already formed a soul-deep bond in hell, their emotional connection is even more powerful than their telepathic one. Nathan refuses to consider ever letting her go again, but she worries they can never have a life free of the dangers that dog her every step. He’ll protect her with his every breath, but can he convince her that they are meant to face these threats together?

Excerpt:
The valley went quiet. Wind whistled eerily through the trees. Leaves rustled. Chills raced down Shea’s arms. She was Nathan’s only barrier to the cold. His only protection from pain that should have had him unconscious on the ground.
In the distance, the bastards crept forward, drawing closer to Nathan’s position. He held a finger up to tell Swanson to hold off.
“Wait,” he mouthed.
Swanson nodded and tightened his grip around the rifle.
They were about four hundred yards away when the world exploded in a series of gunfire. Several of the men who’d been pursuing Nathan and Swanson hit the ground. Others broke and ran, shooting wildly left and right, completely away from where Nathan and Swanson stood.
“What the fuck?” Swanson demanded.
As Nathan stared, mystified, the valley swarmed with soldiers. Holy fucking hell. American goddamn soldiers.
His heart raced and damn near beat out of his chest.
“Oh my God,” Swanson breathed. “They’ve come for us.”
Nathan had never been so happy to see someone in his entire life. It was all he could do not to run out, waving his arms, but he remained in his position and told Swanny to do the same.
It was clear by the number of Tangos hitting the ground that snipers were picking them off on either side. What was left was taking heavy fire from the swarm of soldiers coming at them from all sides.
A few Tangos got close enough for Nathan and Swanson to squeeze off shots. In a matter of minutes, what few remained turned tail and hauled ass back the way they’d come.
Swanson let out a whoop and hoisted his rifle into the air.
Jubilation filled Nathan as well. We did it, Shea!
Nathan waited for the reassuring response from Shea but she was silent. Dread gripped him until finally he felt her stir and warmth traveled through his body again.
I knew you’d do it.
Her confidence imbued him with the strength to walk out from behind the tree. He staggered from cover just as Swanson started out as well. The two men helped each other as they went to meet the approaching soldiers.

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Pages: 333
Published: 2012

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