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Series: Dark Master #1
Category/Genre: Adult Mystery/Thriller
Publication Date: 6/28/13
Source: Received from author for review
Jack Stone is the Dark Master.
A tough man. A hard man - and he is sexy as all hell.
When Jack Stone arrives in the small town of Windswept, Arizona all he wants is answers. What he finds is a sexy woman with a lust for BDSM and a secret the locals will kill to keep.
Jack Stone... Ex-military... Ex-hostage rescuer and BDSM Master is in search of his kid sister, who mysteriously went missing three years ago.
Things just didn't add up for Jack with his sister's disappearance, more so after he started hearing of young women being kidnapped and trained to be submissive sex slaves, then sold to wealthy men. Jack does one of the only things he knows to do. And, that is to delve into the world of BDSM so he can better understand his enemy - the men who purchase these young girls. Come to find out, he enjoyed the lifestyle, not the buying of young women, but the learning of what women want and giving them what they need. Now that being said, the BDSM was a very small part of the story - two scenes, and somewhat light at that - no tying, no spanking, just alpha male bossiness.
After a year and a half, he sets off hitch-hiking across the country in search of clues that might lead him to his sister. These clues lead him to the tiny town of Windswept, AZ., in search of a man, Harper.
While in Windswept, at the local diner, he meets Lilley Pond - owner, operator, waitress, cook and janitor. He discovers, through the local paper, that two girls had turned up missing the week prior and couldn't help but think, more like his military intuition lead him to believe, that there was or could be some sort of connection to his sister's disappearance.
Here's where all hell breaks loose. Day one in town and he beats the ever living crap, in Lilley's defense of course, out of two mouthy out-of-towner diner patrons - who turn out to be a somewhat key part to the story.
Jack then becomes Lilley's responsibility, courtesy of the Sheriff's Deputies. Lilley takes him home with her while helping him get the lay (of her), the land and the locals.
Jack soon learns he's getting closer to finding, not his sister, but some small time players in the kidnapping ring itself as well as the two missing local girls. Certain people want him out of town and they go to great lengths to make sure he disappears, only they don't know what kind of bada$$ they're dealing with. But, they quickly find out.
Does he find out who took the two local girls, is there a connection to his kid sister?
Overall, it was a good, quick read and without giving too much away, there was enough a$$ kicking, appendage breaking and burning sh*t to the ground to keep a man interested. I will definitely be reading the second book - "Jack Stone - Deadly Revenge".