Review: ‘The Black Wolf’ by J.A. Redmerski – a dark tale that has too much story and not enough action

the black wolf

Format: e-book, paperback

Format read: e-book

Series: book 5 of The Company of Killers series

Rating: 18+ sexual content, language, dark themes

Genre: Thriller/Drama/Romance

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In the next book of the series, we will follow Nikolas, Izabel, and new recruit, Nora as they take on a mission to bring in a mistress who is wanted by their client. But as they work the mission, Nikolas fights with the desire to get revenge on Victor and his loyalty to his brother.

You know that there were a lot of questions that were raised at the end of the last book and we as fans were desperate to get the answers. Will Nikolas be able to get revenge on Victor for him killing Claire or will he rise above his anger and finish the mission? That whole turmoil takes up most of the book and he goes back and forth with his conscious and his desire. We get to see that turmoil and the longer the mission goes the more that the tension grows.

What I had liked so much about the first four books was the twists and turns that happened more often than a maze. Especially after the last book, I had hope that this book would have some big explosive confrontation between Nikolas and Victor, but there really wasn’t one. It was moves and countermoves that really didn’t lead to anything. At least as of right now.

The story does take some time to develop and when it gets to the point where you think things will start to get interesting (i.e. the mission is at the meat of the mission) but nothing really comes of it until about 80% left in the book. I had hoped that there would be more action or at least more twists, but there really wasn’t any.

The story does have a bit of a cliffhanger at the end of the book. It is a big question of what is going to happen next, especially since it involves multiple people. Of course there is no clue as what it could be. It is intriguing enough that we are going to want to know what is going to happen and I know that I hope that there is more of what I came to love of the series in the next book.

I had high hopes for this book and perhaps that is why I am disappointed with how it came out. Hopefully with the small cliffhanger and questions that are raised by the end of this book will make for a better book.

Rating: C+
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in company of killers
Killing Sarai

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Reviving Izabel

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The Swan & the Jackal

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Seeds of Iniquity

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The Black Wolf (out 2015)
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