Someone is slowly offing Gen One Breeds and Nikolai is dispatched to Montreal to warn Sergei Yakut, one of those Gen Ones. Pity, he meets his bodyguard first. Renata, a woman of incredible psychic power fells him with one thought, catching his eye. Unfortunately, the girl appears blood-bonded to Yakut. Which wouldn’t be that bad, if the bastard wouldn’t be a real bastard with a sadistic streak a mile wide and a huge superiority complex…Then all goes to hell in a hand basket and…You’ll just have to read it to know what happens next.Well, it seems this series is (finally) picking up pace, because this is the second book in a row I actually liked…And (coincidence?), it was also very character-centered, compared to the first three in the series that were more about the action – and world-building – than anything else.I enjoyed Niko’s story, it was light and entertaining, but still retained that small amount of gravity so as not to fall off the PNR grid. I loved both Niko and Renata (though she irked me more than Dylan did in the previous book), I can’t wait to read more about little Mira, the first baddie (Sergei Yakut) was chillingly thrilling to read, the second one not so much and I didn’t care much about the main series arc and its bizarre breeding Nazi-like program. The action scenes were good, never taking over the story (hence it staying character-centered and me liking it), the one-on-one scenes were hot enough to keep me entertained, and the cliffy with which Ms. Adrian left us regarding Andreas was nail-biting and intriguing (which is always a nice bonus where cliffys are concerned).Also, I’m (impatiently, I might add) looking forward to [b:Deeper Than Midnight|8150317|Deeper Than Midnight (Midnight Breed, #9)|Lara Adrian|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1320460948s/8150317.jpg|11649990] (yep, something to look forward to in regard to this series), because Hunter just…Well, he touched me, and I want to know more about him (despite him being the creation of the above-mentioned bizarre breeding Nazi-like program).