The Black Wolf by J.A. Redmerski

Posted September 7, 2016 | 41 Comments

The Black Wolf by J.A. RedmerskiThe Black Wolf
Author: J.A. Redmerski
Series: In the Company of Killers #5
Publication Date: June 29, 2015
Format: eBook
Pages: 302
Source: Purchased
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Since devastating secrets were uncovered by Nora Kessler, Niklas Fleischer and Victor Faust have been divided as business partners and brothers. But ultimately Niklas is persuaded to lead a mission to Italy, and he sees it as an opportunity to set in motion forgiveness—or retribution—for his brother’s betrayal.

The mission: play the role of a wealthy German investor and kidnap a beautiful, notorious madam named Francesca Moretti. No stranger to these types of roles, Niklas is the best man for the job, but this time the risks will be much greater as he will not be doing it alone. Izabel Seyfried, still fresh out of a life of imprisonment and sex slavery, could be negatively affected by the things she will see in Moretti’s mansion, and Niklas must keep her in line so she does not blow their cover and get them killed.

But Niklas isn’t the only one who must play a role—Nora takes on the humiliating task of playing Niklas’s slave, and Izabel must play the role of his lover.

On one hand, Niklas couldn’t be enjoying himself more. On the other hand, the emotions that continue to rage inside of him may be too much for him to control, and it may be Niklas—not Izabel—who needs to be kept in line. He cannot forget what Victor has done, and this mission may just be the beginning of his downward spiral.

Can the blood bond that Niklas and Victor share as brothers be stronger than resentment? Or will vengeance dig the blade so deep that their bond be eternally severed?

Assassins, whores, and a sadistic madam …

I can’t believe I held off reading The Black Wolf for so long! In the Company of Killers is one of my favorite series, and I’m happy to say I absolutely loved this installment. I devoured it in a couple of hours (with breaks) because it’s practically impossible to put down.

There’s some bad blood between Niklas and Victor after what happened in the last book, but Niklas ends up going on an assignment in Italy with Isabel and Nora. While they deal with some sadistic people, Victor deals with some issues on the homefront. Whew! It gets intense and crazy. I even found myself leaning forward in anticipation. I’m still in shock about something that happened, even though I shouldn’t be.

These wonderfully fleshed out, complex characters are the best! I love seeing them work together in effed up situations, especially when certain characters want to kill each other. I’m thrilled that Nora is on the team! Cold and heartless is the way I love them. Not that I trust her or anything. It’s hard to fully trust anyone in this series, actually. I have trust issues, okay? Ahh, but then there’s Fredrik. ♥

The following conversation made me laugh. It’s someone wanting to understand Fredrik and the responses.

“I’ve just taken a special interest in you is all, and would like to know more. About your background anyway; I already know what you do, I’m just fascinated by why you do it.”

“Mr. Ware is a fan,” Connors says, suppressing a grin.

“I seem to have quite a few of those.” Fredrik purses his lips. “It’s kind of disturbing, actually.”

“I have to agree,” I say with the shrug of my shoulders. (Victor)

“Me too,” Dorian Flynn speaks up

Yes, dear author, we get it. Fredrik fans are a disturbing bunch and proud of it! 😀

Anyway, these books work better in order since there’s a continuous storyline that involves all the characters. Where it’s leading is killing me! I have a feeling I know what’s going on, but you never know!

Gah! I love The Black Wolf! It’s dark, twisted, thrilling, and completely captivating! Seriously, you have to start reading this series if you haven’t already.

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41 responses to “The Black Wolf by J.A. Redmerski

  1. I’ve never read a book by this author (I own The Edge of Never, though). The comment about not trusting anyone in this series has me intrigued and I want to know why🤔 I’ll need to check it out. Great review!

    • Christy
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      It’s much different than her other books. I love how much the books have evolved over time. You should definitely read them!

  2. Redmerski is hit or miss with me. This one scares the crap out me, considering your mad love for it. 😳 I may have to download a preview of the first book and see what it’s like, tho (a good October scary read??)

    • Christy
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      Nooo no no, it’s not even like that. I’m sending you a copy of the 1st book! It really evolves throughout the series too. I don’t think she meant for it to expand as it has from the first book. They’re really quick reads.

  3. Nathan

    I have never heard of this series before but I am curious after reading your review. What is the first book in the series?

  4. Great review! I’ve been wanting start this series for so long. It seems really good. Happy that you enjoyed this one. I love dark and twisted stories with complex characters. This sounds right up my alley.

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