Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Elliot is tracking an elusive killer, codenamed Ghost, with ties to organized crime. Every time the Sanctuary team gets close, Ghost slips their grasp.
Cole has nowhere left to turn. With his father dying and his sister in danger, he turns for help to the very people trying to track him down. Sanctuary’s assistance is what he needs to punch another hole in Varga’s organization.
When Elliot and Cole meet, it isn’t just passion that consumes them. When lust becomes something more, Elliot realizes that sometimes you can’t hold on to a ghost, and that sacrifice is often the only way to make things right.
Ghost (Sanctuary story #9) is a terrific installment in the espionage thrillers from RJ Scott. In Ghost, the author delivers the answers to major series plot points that have been haunting readers from previous stories while bringing us a suspenseful, white-knuckle ride that also happens to include a romance to die for. I love it when that happens.
Cole has been an enigma since our first meeting with him but now he’s revealed and its heartbreaking. Both tough guy and victim, Cole is a character you can connect with and you immediately understand why Elliot lets him get so close despite their history and Elliot’s suspicions. I have always enjoyed the past histories that RJ Scott has created for her characters in this series and Cole is no exception. The revelations about Cole and his family are huge and I think there’s more to come in the next story. There are narrative bombshells dropping everywhere in Ghost. I can almost imagine the glee that the author felt as she wrote it.
There are huge questions answered about series characters like Simon for instance from his story, Accidental Hero. That’s just a beginning. Ghost is one giddy festival of plot threads opening, and closing and new ones popping open in their place. We also get our Sanctuary characters from other stories showing up as well, always a plus. Another RJ Scott staple? The new couple on the horizon, ready for the next story.
Yes, this massive crime umbrella plot thread is still alive and growing and driving this series like a champ. I had no idea of the surprises the author had in store for us in Ghost and that Cole was the key to unlocking a whole new chapter of deviousness of evil and villainy. Love when that happens too. Bring on Book 10! This series is alive and kicking and I can’t wait for more.
Cover art by BitterGrace Art works for the characters and branding the series.
Expected publication: February 28th 2017 by Love Lane Books Limited