DEADLY SILENCE is book one in the new Blood
series by Rebecca Zanetti, a spin-off from her Sin
Brothers series. Both series feature genetically
modified groups of males created by a mad scientist who
wants them to be black ops super-soldiers. Ryker, Denver, and
Heath grew up together in a brutal boys home believing they
were orphans. The sadistic physical punishments they
endured made them bond quickly, and they swore to be blood
brothers and protect each other always. Now the three are
running their own investigation agency, assisting the FBI
and other law enforcement around the country. These dudes
are islands -- powerful men who hold themselves aloof from
everyone but each other. Ripe for them to fall in love,
Paralegal Zara Remington has been indulging with a fling
with Ryker when he's in town. Both of them have agreed to
keep things superficial and just about the fantastic sex.
But Ryker comes to find himself inexplicably wanting more.
Both Zara and Ryker have their own huge problems that start
to come to a head at the same time, and they are thrown
together along with Ryker's blood brothers to try to survive
and help each other. I like Zara. She's feisty and gutsy,
but doesn't exhibit TSTL (Too Stupid To Live) behavior most
of the time. Zanetti has written her a little bit
Pollyanna-ish, but it makes her endearing.
There's a lot going on in this story. I mean, A LOT.
Just when you think things can't get any crazier or complex,
another issue pops up to make the story more convoluted.
Just relax and go with it, don't think too hard, and the
story is pretty fun. The romance between Ryker and Zara is
featured in book one, but there's a search for the bad guys
that will clearly be a story arc through many books of the
series, and is a continuation of the action from the Sin
Brothers series. Many of the men from the Sin
Brothers series appear as the mystery deepens later in
the book, so readers of the prior series will be happy, but
newbies won't be lost without knowing the gentlemen from the
previous saga. Zanetti brings together action, suspense, a
touch of paranormal, and whole lot of romance for a
satisfying read in DEADLY SILENCE.
The first book in a breathtaking new romantic suspense
series that will appeal to fans of New York Times
bestsellers Maya Banks, Lisa Gardner, and Lisa
DON'T LOOK BACK
That's how Ryker Jones feels. The Lost Bastards
Investigative Agency he opened up with his blood brothers
has lost a client in a brutal way. The past he can't outrun
is resurfacing, threatening to drag him down in the
undertow. And the beautiful woman he's been trying to keep
at arm's length is in danger...and he'll destroy anything
and anyone to keep her safe.
Remington is in over her head. She's making risky moves at
work by day and indulging in an affair with a darkly
dangerous PI by night. There's a lot Ryker isn't telling her
and the more she uncovers, the less she wants to know. But
when all hell breaks loose, Ryker may be the only one to
save her. If his past doesn't catch up to them
Full of twists and turns you won't see
coming, DEADLY SILENCE is New York Times bestselling
author Rebecca Zanetti at her suspenseful best.