28 March 2011

Book Review Number 59: Dangerous Games by Keri Arthur


Dangerous Games is book 4 in the Riley Jensen series.  Now that Deshon Starr has been dealt with, it's time for Riley and the directorate to deal with the dangerous, and cloned, former Guardian, Gautier.  While she's dealing with that, there's also a serial killer on the loose that has been dumping the bodies of young women at abandoned warehouses.  The signature of this killer?  A missing finger on each woman's hand.

As often happens in books of this type, the two quests actually become one.  As Riley is trying to find out information about the serial killer (and gets a gorgeous source along the way), she spots Gautier at the same time.  And as she gets deeper into both mysteries, it looks like she may not be able to make it out.

While I enjoyed Dangerous Games, it wasn't my favorite by a long shot.  The sex scenes were much harder and more brutal than the previous books, and Quinn was being an utter jerk through almost the whole thing.  Though, I do like the way that Quinn's past, and his reasons for being so tight-lipped regarding what has been happening, get resolved by the end of the book.  I also like the fact that Riley tells Quinn that he needs to stay away from her for awhile by the end of the book.  Having read future books, I know what's in store for the two of them.  But seeing the 1200 year old vampire have to live by the saying, "If you love something, set it free" was an interesting bit of reading.