It’s hard to talk about this book without throwing some spoilers in but I’ll try not to. So let’s go, as the book description states it has always been Brian’s dream to be a soldier in Delta Force. What he wasn’t expecting is what it took to be a part of the Mad Dogs.
It seems most fraternities, groups or clubs have some sort of initiation so it wasn’t a surprise when Brian found himself secured with a bag over his head and laying in the back of a van. The initiation process or the changing process that Brian needs to go through to be a true Mad Dog is pretty dark and cruel. It really messes with Brian’s head and then his elite training kicks in, that gives him the will to finish the mission that was given him.
This book is a means to end. This introduces the Sixth character and Sixth man to the Mad Dog unit. It gives a glimpse at what it means to be a Mad Dog. It sets up the characters so a story can be told. I think it was a really interesting way to introduce a series to a reader and give a different slant to the shifter genre.
Did I enjoy this book all that much? Mildly, I have to say no. What it did do was interest me in what was going to happen NEXT, this is why I stated earlier that this book is a means to an end. To give you a little heads up. I’ve read book 2, Deployed which takes up where Sixth left off. What the team put Brian through all makes sense and it gave me a deeper appreciation for this book.
Brian Hay’s only dream in life was to be part of America’s elite, yet unacknowledged, Delta Force. After years of training to be the best the 75th Ranger Regiment had ever produced, his dream was finally coming true. But what starts out as what he thinks is a Delta hazing op soon turns into much more when Brian not only becomes a Delta Force soldier but a Mad Dog.