Claudia Frost is surviving…barely. Kept in chains, made to fight for the aliens’ enjoyment, she can’t survive much longer. But she knows her squad is coming for her…knows Shaw is coming. Only thoughts of the sexy, charming sniper get her through the hell, and for the first time in forever, she wishes she hadn’t let the wounds of her past stop her from taking a taste of the man who is her friend, her sanity and her secret obsession.
But rescuing Claudia is only the first dangerous step. The alien keeping Claudia prisoner is far more intelligent, far more patient and a hell of a lot deadlier than any they’ve faced before. Not only is he hunting their band of human survivors through the forests of the Blue Mountains, but he wants Claudia. And he’ll let nothing get in his way.
Claudia Frost was captured by the Gizzida but her fellow members of Hell Squad are determined to find her. Shaw may have teased and irritated his kickass teammate but he is desperate to save her. As the resistance travel looking for a safe bolt hole, the Squad keeps searching but the Gizzida keep moving camps. A rescue mission is in the cards however, and now all Shaw and his teammates have to worry about is what will they find when they finally catch up with Claudia?
You have to admire Claudia as she is one tough warrior woman. She's a fighter to the end but her captor is far more wily than other aliens we have previously met in this series. Shaw is a player I'm afraid and even though I didn't doubt his dedication to Claudia, he wasn't my favourite hero in this series. What does work though is the overall story arc of survivors leaving their mountain home behind and trying to travel undetected by these monstrous aliens. The Gizzida are cunning, bloodthirsty, and numerous. Luckily the humans are not about to give up!
Ms Hackett has penned a series with an exhilarating fast paced plot, vivid action scenes, and varied characters. Now add in fiery romance and you begin to see she has a lot invested in her post-apocalyptic adventure series. These stories each feature a different couple, but it's slowly building up and this time Berserkers were introduced. I personally can't wait to discover what's in store for them!
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.