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Publisher's Summary

The final "powerfully intense" (Romantic Times) Black Ops, Inc. novel from New York Times best seller Cindy Gerard, featuring a covert private security team and electrifying romantic suspense.

Black Ops, Inc. operative Joe Green is determined to bring to justice the man responsible for former team member Bryan Tompkins' death. He's convinced the ambush that killed Bryan was no coincidence but a setup. Unsure of the consequences of the battle he's about to start, Joe distances himself from both his Black Ops, Inc. team members and the woman he loves, Bryan's sister, Stephanie Tompkins. But Stephanie knows there must be some reason Joe broke it off, and when she hears Joe's charged with a murder in Sierra Leone, she wastes no time in breaking him out of prison. Then they must unravel the mystery behind the ambush and bring resolution to a long-ago betrayal.

©2012 Cindy Gerard (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Narrator Morais Almeida's deft pacing brings out the drama in this romantic suspense. Joe Green - a privately trained paramilitary operative - is captured in a third-world country. Stephanie Tompkins risks her own life to rescue Joe, who grieved for her brother when he was killed on a previous mission. In the opening scene, danger and high stakes are conveyed by Almeida's breathy, staccato delivery as Joe faces a grim outcome to his personal mission to uncover the truth behind the death of Stephanie's brother. Almeida portrays the military side of Green with a gruffness that contrasts well with the gentle, slower-paced tone the character falls into when he's with Stephanie. Similarly, Stephanie is richly portrayed with a softness that is especially loving and sweet with Joe. But Almeida also depicts Stephanie's fierceness when she finds herself in Sierra Leone, coordinating Joe's rescue. Almeida's range of modulations brings out the characters' myriad emotions, including bittersweet moments between Joe, Stephanie, and the boy soldiers who assist in Joe's rescue. Almeida's crisp enunciation also sharpens the gritty urban scenes, adding to the effectiveness of this listening experience." ( AudioFile Magazine)

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needed a male narrator

All books in series, except this one, used a male narrator who were excellent at accents and voice variations. This narration had neither. All voices were the same. Very disapointing for final book in series.

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The books in the series just kept getting better and better

I really enjoyed these books. I loved the characters and their development. You got to share in them growing, changing and becoming better. And the sexiness was good too.

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Great Series

I really loved the whole Black Ops series and this book really brought a conclusion to the storylines. The only pro lemon I had with this book in particular was that the narrator was a little deadpan

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Great Finish to the series

I have loved every book in this series, this one wrapped it nicely. While I liked the female narrator, I would of liked it to be s male like the rest of the series. It's based on these men of BOI, so Joe should of had his own voice doing his story. Happy to have gotten the mystery around Bryan's death solved.

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Great series!!

I really enjoyed the entire series. However, I don't think the narrator was right for this book. While she is a very good narrator, a strong male voice (like in the other books in this series) would have been much better for Luke.

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One of the Best series

If you love action and adventures as well exciting saspence, this is for you. the story lines are unexpected. tho there is one bad guy I wanted to suffer more. overall an unexpected tear jerker at times. loved it.

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Disappointed

I’m only into the 3rd chapter and I’m so frustrated with the narrator and the redundancy. I love her books but not sure I just won’t skip to the end🤷‍♂️

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Loved this book!

I was a little unsure of a female narrator for this series but it worked well. The story line was engaging and had me laughing and tearing up throughout the book. I’m sad the series is over but I will be dropping this into my “favorites” folder so I can listen again.

I love Cindy Gerard!

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Enjoyed it even more than I expected

First, it wasn't that I expected to completely dislike the book. I had enjoyed the rest of the series and there was no question I'd listen to this one and like it, but I did not expect to enjoy it as much as I did. I personally relate to the Tink and BJ type women, the independent take no crap types. So whereas it wasn't that I hated Stephanie or anything, but I just hadn't related to her in the previous books....but boy did she surprise me. She became the woman whom had been hiding beneath the shell I suppose, and displayed her strength and independence with a force. It was a surprise for Joe too, giving some humor to the story which was filled with action and suspense as you'd expect from a Black Ops book. And of course you got follow ups on the rest of the couples from the previous books. All in all a great listen in my opinion. It did take a little adjusting to the new narrator however, considering all but 2 of the other 12 (Bodyguards and Black Ops series) were read by the same narrator which I liked very much and was used to, but once I adjusted it was okay.


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The perfect ending to a Touching, sensual, dangerous, exciting and just wonderful series.
I fell in love with every character and in awe of everyone's strength determination and loyalty.

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  • 05-23-22

loved the epilogue to this series

I've listened to this series of books back to back from start to finish and every one has followed a very different storyline. all the while keeping the integrity of the action and adventure as well as the romance. I loved hearing all of the BOI's stories and them finding their lady loves along the way. the epilogue brings the whole team back together as a huge family unit with some extra additions, all of whom clearly love and respect one another and who would go to the ends of the earth for each another. I highly recommend starting at the beginning of the series if you haven't already, otherwise you'll miss out on some truly fantastic performances from some top notch narrators and you'll want to know where, how and when all the various characters that are present throughout the series fit in with the continued storyline. don't let the fact that these were written a few years back put you off, the time frame does not diminish the series in any way.

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  • 05-12-22

bodyguards and black op

I have listened to all the body guard books and all black op books and have loved every single minute. What I am I going to listen to now ???????????

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  • FIONA CHRISTIE
  • 05-10-22

OUTSTANDING SERIES!!

Start at the beginning- this series has some of everything . Enjoyed every book. Thank you

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  • 03-25-22

After listening to all previous books...

I loved all the books in the series but the last one... Just didn't like to change to female narrator. Don't get me wrong, she read beautifully , I just got used to male narrator. Otherwise excellent listen.

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  • Kenneth Penman
  • 10-31-21

black ops series

this did not disappoint as the final of these 7 books one well written and unrated series. definitely worth the hours listening to all black ops books.

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  • 05-14-22

Loved the story

Loved the story… didn’t think the narrator did the voices justice, no good with accents did have them sound like the previous stories. Was hard to tell make to female voices.
Love this series can’t wait for the next.

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  • 12-22-21

Great bounce back from the last book.

Great story and awesome twists and turns. The heroine stepped up when I thought she was going to be a washout...especially for Joe.
It was a heart breaking scene to know that Joe was almost rogue.
His grief, anger and redemption churning his soul.
It was shocking to see the boys not available to help but cindy wrote in their absence nicely.
Was hoping nate would have found out why they were away and unavailable but looks like that went by. loved the reunion with their little helper.
Still think gabe was the best followed by johnny....doc was next.
HEA all round...nice wrap up to the series.
Morais did well for a female narrator, we're so used to hearing the boys talk but this was Stephanie's story and I think she does ok.
D a re I think prime time and ty are going to be another BOI