By Rebecca Zanetti
Before the Scorpius Syndrome tore through North America and nearly wiped out the population, Vivienne Wellington was the FBI’s best profiler. The bacteria got her anyway. But she survived. She recovered. And when she woke up from a drug-nightmare of captivity, her trust in her fellow man had gone from shaky at best to nonexistent. Her mysterious rescuer wants to convince her he’s the exception. But no matter how tempting he is, with his angel’s eyes and devil’s tongue, Vinnie knows she shouldn’t trust him.
If the FBI were still around they would rate Raze Shadow as one of the bad guys. His military training can’t wipe out his association with the Mercenaries, the most feared gang in a thousand miles. His loyalties are compromised. He won’t even tell Vinnie his real name. But there’s no FBI in the new America of fear and firepower, only instinct and risk. And the way his arms wrap around her tells its own story. Whatever else Raze is concealing, he can’t hide his desire . . .
Shadow Falling is the story of Raze and Vinnie. Raze rescues Vinnie from the Ripper that is currently the President of the United States. Raze also knows that the President will do everything in his power to get her back. But there are also others that want her.
Raze is a mysterious man. He shows up out of nowhere to help protect Vanguard. Jax is extremely suspicious of Raze because he trusts almost no one. But Raze does have a secret that might end up getting himself and Vinnie killed. I really liked Raze partly because he is conflicted because of his need to rescue someone he is very close to and his need to keep Vinnie safe. He also feels that he can’t trust anyone so he is constantly on guard.
Vinnie is an ex-FBI profiler and possible psychic. She is rescued and quickly forms a bond with Raze. She starts to settle down in the Vanguard community. She even starts to provide therapy for the inhabitants of Vanguard. Vinnie is an equally compelling character. She doesn’t want to admit that she may be losing her mind because she’s having constant hallucinations. She starts to build a life again and hopes that she and Raze will have a future together.
Shadow Falling is an action packed ride that doesn’t stop. Jax, Lynne, Tace, and Sami help balance the emotional heartache with witty humour. I thought this story has a great pace and was a quick read. I enjoyed the humour that was injected in between the more heart wrenching parts of the story. I also found it interesting that we are starting to see some more infighting in Vanguard, because it seems natural that this would happen.
This series has become addictive for me, I can’t wait for the third book.
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