Excellent addition to a hot series.
Kaleb Krycheck, Psy Counselor, and Sahara Kyriakus, missing member of Night Star Clan (Faith's family). Turns out Kaleb has a big secret. Considered the most Silent of all the Psy; he's not so Silent after all. Sahara has been held captive for 7 years and can't remember much about her life. She and Kaleb obviously have a past and the book slowly unravels their history and their relationship to each other while building on their chemistry and attraction. However since Keleb's past ties directly to Enrique Santano, evil serial killer villain from book one, there are a lot of questions about his character. (and some serous potential ick factor, although everything is resolved in the end.)
Krycheck is a very interesting and mysterious character. He's an exciting read although the story took a few chapters to get going. Sahara wasn't very memorable. There was a lot tied up in her secret Psy powers but the powers seemed kind of useless and then the author made using the powers have weird side effects. It seemed not important or valuable enough for the years of captivity and torture she suffered.
Also I think Nalini Singh has a plan to confuse and drive readers crazy with all these characters with similar sounding names. Sienna, Sascha, Sahara, hanging out in Sierra Nevadas. Is there a Savannah too or am I making that up? I start to get them all mixed up.
A little bit with Faith and Vaughn, a brief sighting of other Dark River characters, a visit with Judd and Father Xavier but mostly this book stands in isolation from the rest of the Psy/Changeling world. These two are on their own but it works.
Terrific book. Lots of setup for next characters to explore in the series (the Arrows).
MUST READ other books before this or it won't be near as much fun.
Nalini Singh is a great author--and I can see why she wrote this book...she needed it as bridge for the overall PsyNet plot-line that has run throughout every single book in the series.
However, this book focuses on Kaleb Krychek and Sahara Kyriakius...two Psy characters. Which, frankly, are less interesting to me than her Changeling characters.
This book, centered around two Psy, is written with a very cold, sterile, emotionless style--just like a Silent Psy. I found it hard to read...mostly boring, very few interesting parts.
Definitely furthered her overall storyline, and should pave the way for the continuation of her Psy-Changeling arc. I just hope the next book has more Changeling, and less Psy. Yawn......