|The 8th book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood
series, this is John Matthews story. The plot started at the end of book 7, with
Xhexs kidnapping, and follows his efforts to find and rescue her, then kick the crap
out of the evil lesser who took her. Of course Xhex is too cool to hang around waiting for
JM, so she rescues herself before hunting down the bad guy and dispensing some violence!
were several subplots going on beside the main story. Blay and Qhinn and Saxton
Qhinns lawyer cousin who appeared in book 7, Darius, Tohrment and how they are
connected to Xhex, the regular meetings Payne and Wrath have on the Far Side, that are to
practise fighting techniques.
One subplot I couldnt see the point of was the paranormal investigators, Holly
and Gregg. They were investigating a haunting at a Southern mansion unconnected to the
brotherhood and I couldnt see why. I skimmed most of their bits as I found Holly a
bit of a twit and Gregg a selfish prick, but then the ending revealed why it was in the
Im really looking forward to the next book in the series, which is apparently
Paynes story. This is a R18 series and Id recommend you read the first 7
before this one as there are recurring characters and dramas that are continued in the
story, without any back story. Very tightly written, fast paced with lots of action, and
the good guys triumph! I highly recommend this for older readers.