Being already familiar with Ms. Feehan’s blatant style, when I read the back of her newest release, Shadow Game, I should have known better than to be too optimistic. I mean the precept for this new book not related to her Dark series, was intriguing. It outlines a tale of conspiracy, intrigue, mystery, as well as romance with a special unit of psychics brought together to form a military swat team taking the spotlight. However, as is the norm with Ms. Feehan’s books, the mystery, intrigue, and conspiracy plot line quickly took a back seat and fell into a very familiar pattern of: Hero A meets Heroine B and we have a little sex. Throw in a few paragraphs about an interesting supporting cast, and a little more sex. Hey we get to meet and immediately dislike the villain, so what do we do? We have some more sex. Then the plot thickens and danger abounds, so how is it solved? With yet a little bit more sex. So on and so forth ad nausea. I must say, although I recognize her style immediately and therefore I suppose I can’t fault the author for sticking with what has made her successful, I still couldn’t help being somewhat disappointed. I mean the whole prospect of exploring the covert operations potential of a psychic special Forces corp was exhilarating, but the resulting story the author offered us totally deflated the original precept’s potential. Ms. Feehan seems content to merely scratch the surface of what the Ghostwalkers are all about as merely a means of sating sexual fantasy. I wanted to scream with frustration that she’d show us a moment or two of sheer brilliance in revealing psychic vulnerability or dangerous possibilities of such a team only to use it as a means of getting into the main characters fatigues… over and over again. I wanted to see more of the scientific process used, more of the covert operations handled, how the weakness were resolved. I felt cheated that the only “action” our guys got to see was breaking into their commanding officer’s girlfriend’s bedroom. Come on! Hopefully if Ms. Feehan chooses to continue this series in search of the missing “girls”, which actually I DO hope she does, then she will consider the clique “less is more” as pertaining to more than the main characters clothing, or lack thereof. Give us something more to drool over than the fact the main character is hung like a mule and completely uninhibited. If the guys are so tough, then lets see some blood and guts glory, by golly! That would be a story worth recommending.