"excitement , intrigue and incredible alpha men"

Be advised, this is book 2 of a series that is ongoing. If you have not read book 1, then I consider this review to need a spoiler alert. As with most series books, what was started in the first book is being continued in this book. Nothing has been spoiled in the way of THIS book, however, if you have not read Into the Mist, and I suggest you do, you may not wish to read further until you read that book first.

Katie has been running so long she doesn't know how to stop. Alone for years, she has developed into a strong spitfire who doesn't know how to give up. However, she's tired, scared and now worried about her brother. Gabe hasn't called, that means something terrible has happened and Katie knows she can't trust a soul. She's on the run, if the men that she's running from find her, she's dead. Little does Katie know, she has more than one group of men hunting her. The men searching for her because of her brother make the dangerous, sadistic men hunting for her own issues look like cupcakes. Then, there's two other men hunting her. They hunt Katie for their own reasons, but they will also look after her. That is, if they can convince Katie she's safe with them in order to keep her from running. Katie just doesn't know how to trust. Not even the incredibly strong and compelling men that have caught her, and caught more than just her body, they've caught her heart as well. Ian and Braden are going to teach her how to trust, and they are going to teach her that there is nowhere she can run that they will not find.

Ian and Braden are on a mission. They have been betrayed so many times it's becoming hard to count. Who to trust is always an issue in their line of work as mercenaries, now they must learn to trust Falcon. Because trust and teamwork are the only way they will ever be able to find a way handle their new found abilities to shift shape. Hopefully, to even find a cure, but that cure lies in the mind of a man that is hunting a woman. A woman who happens to be the sister of a man they promised on his dying breath, they would find and save; a promise made despite his betrayal of his team. Regardless of betrayals, hardship, dangers and a need to fight their way out of the country with a woman who is determined not to trust them, they will not fail. Men like Ian and Braden never fail, but the brothers soon set their sights on more than just saving Katie, because it becomes painfully obvious to the brothers that Katie is theirs. They know it, their hearts know it and their inner beasts' know it as well. Now, it's time to convince the hellcat that her destiny is with them, and although she is used to running from dangerous men, she will not run from them. Despite just how dangerous they can be.

Into the Lair is the second book in The Falcon Mercenary Group Series. This series still holds all the excitement and intrigue that I knew it would with the first book. One of the things that I love about Maya Banks is the depth of her characters. That is especially true in this series. However, not only does she have incredible emotion, and her trademark of wonderful men capable of great sex, The Falcon Mercenary Group Series also has fantastic action. This book had me from page one and kept my attention right to the end. I am a great lover of series books, and with most series, I feel you might be lost if you don't read the first book, Into the Mist. I highly recommend them both. This series has it all, action, hot sex, incredible alpha men, a strong heroine and wonderful paranormal elements that promise you a read you will not be able to put down. If you adore shape shifters as much as I do, you have to read this series. Ms. Banks just can't write a bad book. Some books are better than others, as with any author, but this book, and this series, is by far one of her best.

Reviewed by Stephanie Q. McGrath
Posted November 8, 2008


**A PNR Reviewer Top Pick**

It was supposed to be an easy mission. But nobody told her that.

Ian and Braden Thomas return to the U.S. to extract Katie Buchanan, the sister of the teammate who betrayed them. She could very well be the key to taking down the man responsible for turning Ian and Braden into unstable cat shifters. Unfortunately, they’re not the only ones after Katie.

Katie has no intention of going quietly or of offering her trust on a silver platter. She’s got troubles of her own that don’t include two pain-in-the-ass men who claim her dead brother sent them. She’s too busy trying to stay one step ahead of Ricardo de la Cruz, the brother of a man she killed.

As the bodies pile up, Ian and Braden are only sure of one thing: Katie makes them crazy. Something about her calls to their inner predator. They both want her, but she’s made a practice of making bad decisions and trusting the wrong men. And by the time she realizes that she can trust these two warriors, it might just be too late.

Genre: Red Hots!, Paranormal Romance
Length: Novel

Note:Falcon Mercenary Group Book 2, a sequel to Into the Mist

Warning: Blood, gray matter, guts and gore. Ass kicking, potty mouths, acerbic wit. More mean people, mean people dying, mean people getting what they deserve. Sex…explicit sex, rough sex, ménage a trois, voyeurism, light bondage. Oh, and avalanches.

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Into the Lair
(Falcon Mercenary Group: Book 2)
by Maya Banks

Samhain Publishing
October 1, 2008
Available: October 14, 2008
ISBN #1605042102
EAN #9781605042107
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