Born to Darkness
Suzanne Brockmann
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Born to Darkness
Suzanne Brockmann
608 pages
August 2012
rated 5 of 5 possible stars

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A great suspense story!

Having read one of Suzanne Brockmannís Navy SEALs books, I wasnít entirely surprised to discover a Navy SEAL, Shaun Loughlin, in this book. However, this is a different genre of story, set perhaps a little in the future (I wasnít too sure about this aspect) and with people who have special talents--telekinesis, telepathy and more.

Shaunís just a regular chap who has been blacklisted from the Navy for disobeying orders and going with his conscience instead. Heís run out of money and decides to take up an offer to participate in some kind of trial at the Obermeyer Institute. Drug trial? Who knows, but itís worth a look. The evening before he goes in for the trial, he hooks up with an attractive woman named Mac at a bar for a night of amazing passion.

When he arrives at the Obermeyer Institute, he discovers that Mac works there. He also finds out about this whole new world of Greater-Thans (those with enhanced abilities), Potentials (those whose abilities could develop), and Fractions (the rest of the world). Although he was assessed as a Potential, he seems to in some way boost Macís power levels, and this has to be investigated.

Unfortunately, everyone is caught up in investigating the disappearance of a young girl named Nika, who looked to be one of the most promising Potentials. Nikaís sister, Anna, is brought to the Obermeyer Institute for her own safety and to try to help in the search for Nika.

There is much to like about this book. We follow Mac and Shane as well as another couple whose relationship develops through the story. A third potential relationship which adds to the interest. The telling of the story varies between different characters, so we get a different view of events at times. A range of situations includes time in the labs, trying to storm a fortress and more. The romantic side of the story is well handled without taking up too much space, although I found some of Macís behavior rather irritating as the story progressed. However, I enjoyed reading about the other relationships and characters, and it seems as though the story has been left open for subsequent books in this series--books that I will definitely be reading!

Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at © Helen Hancox, 2012

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