Author: Anna Hackett
Series: Hell Squad #9
Genre: Science Fiction
Dates Read: 2016, 2019, May 28, 2020
The Blue Mountain Base survivors are finally at the Enclave and making plans to take down the Gizzida. Mackenna is second in command of Squad Nine and is now working with the sexy leader of the Enclave, Nikolai Ivanov. These two team up on a dangerous mission to stop a drone killer and they finally realize how much they care for each other.
This is the first book with the new base with all new people. Niko and Mackenna are both passionate and dedicated to their jobs. They both let their pasts keep them from opening up to people. I really liked Mac. She is a kickass heroine who takes no shit. I can always count on Hackett to write amazing female characters that I wish I could imitate. She also has a vulnerable side that Niko discovers and brings out. He encourages her to be her true self and not just the tough woman she portrays.
“With him, she felt okay about leaning on someone. She no longer felt the need to be tougher or stronger…she could just be Mackenna.”
Niko has a surprising past. He worked for Russian Intelligence and was an assassin. He tries to hide for fear of what Mackenna will think. While Niko can be deadly he has a gentle artistic soul.
While working together to bring down a drone killer, these two learn to open themselves up again and to trust each other.
“I don’t regret a single second with you, Mackenna. You make it bearable. You make it all worthwhile.”
This was another great action packed book for the series and I cannot wait to dive into the next one.
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