Series: In The Company of Killers #5
Also in this series: Reviving Isabel, Killing Sarai, The Swan and the Jackal (In the Company of Killers, #3), Seeds of Iniquity
Published by Indie on July 1, 2015
Genres: Romance, Suspense
-Series Reading Order-
#1 - KILLING SARAI
#2 - REVIVING IZABEL
#3 - THE SWAN & THE JACKAL
#4 - SEEDS OF INIQUITY
#5 - THE BLACK WOLF
Since devastating secrets were uncovered by Nora Kessler, Niklas Fleischer and Victor Faust have been divided as business partners and brothers. But ultimately Niklas is persuaded to lead a mission to Italy, and he sees it as an opportunity to set in motion forgiveness—or retribution—for his brother’s betrayal.
The mission: play the role of a wealthy German investor and kidnap a beautiful, notorious madam named Francesca Moretti. No stranger to these types of roles, Niklas is the best man for the job, but this time the risks will be much greater as he will not be doing it alone. Izabel Seyfried, still fresh out of a life of imprisonment and sex slavery, could be negatively affected by the things she will see in Moretti’s mansion, and Niklas must keep her in line so she does not blow their cover and get them killed.
But Niklas isn’t the only one who must play a role—Nora takes on the humiliating task of playing Niklas’s slave, and Izabel must play the role of his lover.
On one hand, Niklas couldn’t be enjoying himself more. On the other hand, the emotions that continue to rage inside of him may be too much for him to control, and it may be Niklas—not Izabel—who needs to be kept in line. He cannot forget what Victor has done, and this mission may just be the beginning of his downward spiral.
Can the blood bond that Niklas and Victor share as brothers be stronger than resentment? Or will vengeance dig the blade so deep that their bond be eternally severed?
“Loyalty is learned; love is organic.”
You know how you read a series and you think, okay, the time has come, just hang it up already? Enough is enough?
Well, In the Company of Killers is not that series. I can’t get enough!! Seriously! With each book, Redmerski pulls me in further, as she immerses me in the world of Victor, Izabel, Niklas, Fredrik and now, Nora. I am spellbound. She is my dealer, and I am her addict, follower, stalker….. Once I start reading a book in this series, I don’t stop, can’t stop, won’t stop. I binge read and neglect things that I should be doing until there aren’t any more books to be read. Now, I NEED BOOK 6! PLEASE! I need to know WTF Nora meant in that last chapter!
I think ’The Black Wolf” may have been my favorite in this series. There were mystery and intrigue. It was emotional; there were moments where my heart was in my throat and a tear was rolling down my face. The character development was crazy good. These characters are so life-like, it’s incredible. The writing… GAH, I can’t say enough, the flow was so good, the dialogue… the scenes…. all of it. It was crafted so fabulously, that I was lost in the movie playing in my head.
Izabel has been growing as an operative. She has been out to prove herself worthy, and now that Nora is in the mix, it is even more important to her to prove she can do her job as well and be just as cold-hearted, as everyone else. She doesn’t just need Victor’s trust, she needs everyone’s. She needs their approval. When she is given the opportunity to go with Nora on a mission in Italy to kidnap a notorious psychopathic, sex slave owner named Francesca Moretti, she sees this as her chance. But can she stay in her role, or will being thrust back into the sex trade environment be too much for her?
Nora. She is a bit off kilter. Lmao. There’s not much else to say about her. She is what she is, and always will be. Bless her heart.
Nikas may be angry with his brother, but he still very much cares for Izabel. He doesn’t think she should be going on this mission, so he agrees to accompany her and Nora. I loved this book with Niklas. While in Italy, he realizes how much he and Izabel have in common. He has fought his human side his whole life. He has been trying to be someone he isn’t. When push comes to shove and he is forced to make decisions, for the first time in his life, he makes them for himself.
“I’m not gonna…be what you expect me to be…I know who I am now…and..as long as I live, I’ll be that person.”
And Victor holy hell….what does he have planned. I have a theory. I don’t like my theory. I will be pissed if my theory is right. I am a little emotional right now.
“When I look at you I see someone I care for and love so deeply that I would do anything-anything, Izabel ….”
The rest you have to read, it is the last part of the book. sobs