“Deadly Games” is yet another winner for me from Jaycee Clark. It’s almost scary how well she writes her villains. And it doesn’t seem to matter if they are male or female, she imbues them with a sense of menace and absolute amorality.
Rori is ready to retire. Her unique upbringing and parental situation resulted in the perfect contract killer–the Raven. Her job has made her extremely wealthy even though she’s careful to screen her jobs in an effort to make sure those she kills really need killing. But there’s something ‘off’ with this last job offer and Rori decides to investigate even more closely than normal. What she finds is her alter-ego in male form.
Ian is a master of disguise and works so deeply undercover, sometimes it’s hard to remember just who he really is. When his covers are blown as he rescues a small child from a porn ring, he sets into play the plans he’s had for all these years…with one difference…the Raven will be coming with him.
Thrills and chills just aren’t enough to describe these books by Jaycee Clark. She makes you believe in her characters and this book where both hero and heroine are killers is a prime example. It would have been hard for me to imagine a story with lead characters who were killers that I would enjoy…yet here it is. I liked both Rori and Ian. Their characters and morals may be different from mine, but in their world those morals are necessary to keep the rest of ‘us’ safe. Two flawed individuals who work together to save a child and end up saving themselves. I’ve already ordered book three and sent the author an email to ask about book five. I like this series that much.