Debase, the final book in the Eagle Elite Series and the first new book in the Elite Bratva Brotherhood by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Rachel Van Dyken.
Release Date: April 30, 2019
With blood on my hands, I held her.
With death in my soul, I took from her.
With the devil in my heart, I coveted her.
There’re many definitions of Hell.
My list was exhaustive, my definitions tragic.
Tonight I was adding something new to the very top.
Girl number six thirty-two.
She arrived on my birthday, the same day, every year, I play Russian Roullete and pull the trigger.
She was my omen.
My end game.
She made it personal.
And for the first time in my life, I gave in.
A virgin mob boss with no soul.
My name is Andrei Petrov.
They call me the devil.
All I want is for the pain to end.
All she wants is for me to share it.
I am the last remaining heir to a dynasty that should burn in Hell.
And my last wish remains for it to die with me.
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When I started this one, I had read some books (not all yet) in the “Eagle Elite” series, and so I was very curious about this new spin-off. It was said that this story was a complete stand alone, but I have got to be honest here and say that I was a bit confused when I started this one, as to who everyone was and what their “place” in the story was.
So I went back to the Eagle Elite series and did some more (re)reading…it did help. I still have some I need to read, but I have a bit of an idea which person is behind most the names now. I do think this story could be read as a stand-alone. but you won’t have all the knowledge about everyone. So my advice would be to actually read some of the “Eagle Elite” books. It makes it that much more enjoyable. At least, that’s how I felt.
Now for those who haven’t read the previous series and don’t feel like reading it first…no worries. The author does not leave us completely in the dark. At the beginning of the book, there is a list of names (a bit of a family tree) which shows us exactly who is who. So there you go 😉
I am a big fan of Mafia-type books. I think that’s because I really love me a big bad anti-hero and that is what most of them “Made Men” are
The previous series was all about the Italian Mafia, but this one…this one also brings us the Russian one… the Bratva.
Blood in. No out.
Compared to the first Mafia book I read by this author…this one is way darker. The series really evolved. What I loved most about it though, was that it wasn’t all darkness. There were also some nice laughs here and there and for me, that’s what really broke the tension.
Andrei is definitely the sort of (anti) hero that I love. Constantly battling his demons and fighting his way to freedom. Torture is his specialty.
Alice, captive 632, is part of the “De Lange” family, though I am sure she wished she wasn’t. Her past is pretty horrifying. Even though she has no reason whatsoever to trust anyone, especially not a man…she sees something “more” in Andrei. There is an instant sort of connection between the two.
This book kept me at the edge of my seat from the very start, and I really enjoyed reading it. I can’t wait to see what’s next, but first I am gonna finish every book I skipped in the “Eagle Elite” series.