Sunday, June 15, 2014

Blind Faith (Sin Brothers #3), by Rebecca Zanetti

Forever (Grand Central Publishing), ISBN 9781455574483, may 2014

The Dean brothers, formerly the Gray brothers, are genetically engineered super soldiers who have escaped the evil masterminds who created them, and have been building a different life in a carefully maintained deep cover. Matt and Shane have found love, and the youngest of the four, Jory, didn't escape with them. They know he was shot; they don't know if he's dead.

This is Nathan's story.

It's also Audrey Madison's story.

Audrey is the daughter of the scientist who has played a major role in creating the genetically engineered soldiers for the commander of the black ops organization, and testing and training them as they grew. Nate and his brothers loathe the woman who made their childhoods a torment; Audrey understands what her mother has done and hates it, but clings to the irrational hope of a real relationship with her mother.

The plot here revolves around Nate's attempt to bring down the commander's operation after getting the information needed to disarm the self-destruct chips implanted in the brain stems of himself and his brothers. Audrey also wants to bring the commander down, but wants to protect her mother in the process.

The plot is fast-paced and interesting. Audrey and Nate are reasonably complex and interesting characters; the others are cardboard, varying from high-quality to really cheap, flimsy cardboard. This isn't a demanding read, but it has real potential as a fun beach read.

Mildly recommended.

I received a free electronic galley from the publisher via NetGalley.

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