Title: In the Blood (Metahuman Files #4)
Author: Hailey Turner
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: December 18, 2017
Genre(s): Science Fiction Romance
Page Count: 373 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Running out of time.
Captain Jamie Callahan is frustrated with his team constantly being at the mercy of the enemy in order to further the MDF’s goals. To make matters worse, his father’s political campaign is ramping up and Jamie’s every move is being watched by the media. He is acutely aware of all the eyes trained on him, his team, and Staff Sergeant Kyle Brannigan in particular. Meanwhile, Kyle would give anything to stay in the shadows, but he refuses to leave Jamie’s side, no matter the scrutiny. Staying out of the spotlight becomes impossible when their families are threatened and vital choices about their future together can no longer be ignored.
Staff Sergeant Alexei Dvorkin and Agent Sean Delaney are enjoying their time together as a couple when Sean’s past catches up with him. As Alpha Team’s long-running mission gets derailed in the worst way possible, Alexei discovers the enemy is playing for keeps, and neither he nor Sean are in any position to beat the odds and win the game. As for Sean, he’s worried that even if they make it out alive, Alexei may never forgive him for giving into the enemy’s demands.
Stand your ground.
Manipulation is the name of the game, but Jamie is done playing by everybody else’s rules. So is the rest of Alpha Team, because if there’s one thing Jamie’s team knows? It’s that they’re a family—and you don’t mess with family unless you want to get hurt.
In the Blood is a 107k word steamy gay sci-fi military romance with a HFN ending that skirts HEA. There is military violence and on-page torture within the story that may not be suitable for everyone, so please read with caution. There are also explicit intimate scenes that are not suitable for readers under the age of 18. This is a direct sequel to In the Shadows and reading the previous books in the series would be helpful in enjoying this one.
I just thought the last three books in this series were good but this one took the cake for how good it is. I thought that the other books would have been hard to beat but this one was so much better than any of the other books combined.
All of your favorite characters from the MDF are back again and still working on taking down the good guys while still coming out on the other side of things intact. Jamie and Kyle are once again in the midst of all the MDF business. But this time is different because not only is Jamie’s family now a target but so are other MDF agents. Sean and Alexei seem to be huge targets in this book and both men are not going to come out of it without some major physical and mental scars.
The Cillians found out that Sean betrayed them and is not who they thought he is so they are after Sean to pay him back for the betrayal. The Cillians do not care who they have to go through or who they have to hurt in order to get what they want, which is revenge.
When things finally come to head for the MDF as a whole no one will get through it unharmed in one way or another. The question that remains though is will all of them walk away from things scars and all or will one or more of their team members not come out of it at all?
I really enjoy this series. This book is by far the best in this series so far. It is one of those reads that once everything starts happening you are on the edge of your seat and you honestly cannot predict what is going to happen next. I love a read like that because it always surprises you what the author will have the outcome be. This book was like that. I look forward to the next book in this series. Hailey Turner definitely has a talent for leaving the reader wanting more.