Review: The Killing Game, by The Black Rose Reply


3 out of 5 Stars

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The Killing Game is the first book in this series that follows the life of Chief FBI Agent Ives Andrich during his time undercover for the mob. Eager to catch the crime boss Vincent Luca and all his connections, the Bureau devises a plan to set a trap Luca can’t resist- in the form of a beautiful woman.
Allina Kovar, a romance writer, isn’t having the best luck. Writing a book about the Mafia, gambling, and money laundering she stepped out of her usual element and can’t seem to get it published. Leaving for New York she hopes her luck changes for the better. A chance encounter at the airport with a dreamy man, who reminds her of a leading man in one of her books, may be just what she needs to get her life back on track- or so she thought. Now caught in a world of FBI agents, Mob hitman, lies, murder, and sports games can Allina survive to be with the leading man of her dreams.
The Killing Game was a long read. At times it dragged and was overly emotional. It would derail from the focus of the plot. The concept was interesting and when focused on this, the storyline raced and made the characters interesting, especially when it came to FBI Chief Andrich. A good read that I will give 3 stars. If the book focused squarely on the plot and wasn’t so wordy with some of it’s filler scenes I would rate it higher.

Reviewed by Airmeith

Our Blog was given this book in exchange for an honest review.


A seductive story about corruption, sin, lust, and redemption. The series opens as Ives Andrich, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Division of the FBI, is confronted with investigating the woman he has waited a lifetime to find. Because of her more than accurate novel about an Italian crime lord, the Bureau, against Ives’ wishes, asks for her help in infiltrating the internal organization of the nation’s most nefarious Mafia don. When the Bureau’s plan fails, and she becomes dangerously entangled in the private life of the United States’ most wanted criminal, Ives tolerance for Bureau mishaps vanishes. No holds barred, he puts everything on the line to save the woman he loves in the first book in The Killing Game Series, a suspense thriller series by The Black Rose.


About The Author:

The Black Rose is an author, photographer, and filmmaker. Born in Chicago, she currently resides in New York with the love her life, her Hokkaido Dog, Kuma. She began writing at the age of seven and dabbled until she woke up one day and simply had to write a novel. She has several 5-Star reviewed novels, both part of individual series.

She categorizes her novels very directly; “My writing is deeply rooted interpersonal relationships: people’s feelings, thoughts, emotions, and the intimacies between two people that truly love each other despite the circumstances surrounding them.” Her genres are suspense, thrillers, crime, romance, and espionage. As she says, “I write about love, honor, and doing the right thing, even when it seems disadvantageous, even when it’s not the popular path to take.” She sees her writing as a gift from God, and appreciates and learns from her stories.

Her writing passion stems from her immense love for art, which began with drawing at age five and moved into oil painting by age eight. Her love and study of photography soon became a professional passion, and she spends hours photographing and laying out her book covers. Readers can visit “Privé with The Black Rose” showcasing behind-the-scenes insights into her writing, novels, characters, photography, and films. She films and produces her book trailers and, in the future, plans to make short films.

For more information on The Black Rose and The Black Rose NYC brand, visit these links:

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