Darkest Before Dawn : KGI

  • by Maya Banks
  • Narrated by Tad Branson
  • Series: KGI
  • 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The all-new KGI novel from the "incredibly awesome" (Jaci Burton) number-one New York Times best-selling author of When Day Breaks.
The Kelly Group International (KGI): A super-elite, top secret, family run business.
Qualifications: High intelligence, rock-hard body, military background.
Mission: Hostage/kidnap victim recovery. Intelligence gathering. Handling jobs the US government can't...
The enigmatic Hancock has been both opponent and ally to the KGI teams for as long as they've known him. Always working a deep game, Hancock's true allegiance has never been apparent, but one thing is for certain - he never lets anything get in the way of duty.
But now, his absolute belief in the primacy of his ultimate goal is challenged by a captive he's been ordered to guard, no matter how much she suffers in her prison. She's the only woman who's ever managed to penetrate the rigid walls surrounding his icy heart, but will he allow his perplexing feelings for the beautiful victim to destroy a mission he's spent years working to complete, or will he be forced to sacrifice her for "the greater good"?


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The characters were fairly one-dimensional, and there wasn't as much of a story as I had expected. Although there was a lot of angst, it didn't do much to move the story along. The ending was especially contrived. Although I have read and enjoyed other books in this series, it may be time to retire the KGI series. This seemed to be an independent story that was shoved under the KGI umbrella in the last few chapters, and in my opinion, the author didn't pull it off.
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- B. D.


WOW. Long awaited; almost 16 months since the last KGI book. Of all MB's books/series, the KGI are my favorite and this one did not disappoint, more than that, it was the best in a long time. I loved this book. I loved the drama, suspense, sex (what little there was of it), romance (that too was sparse, but when it was portrayed, it was heart-wrenching). I loved the strong heroine and, of course, as all MA's books, tough alpha males. But the thing that drew me into this book was a storyline that was multifaceted and kept me on my toes. I dislike figuring out the "who done it" or what's going to happen next. I want to be surprised, intrigued and baffled, only to have something revealed that I didn't ever suspect….this was it.

I admired the heroine as did everyone in the story; I felt her fear, her anguish, her sympathy and empathy and her suffering. This is what I expect from a good storyline, and again, this had it all.

As For Mr. Branson's performance, well, it was spectacular as well. The many male voices and especially accents were differentiated and distinct; his female voices were done well also and he glided from one persons voice to the next seamlessly.

All in all, this was a great listen. I would recommend it to anyone who loves the romance or mystery genres. Now, MA, lets not have to wait almost a year and a half to hear what's happening next. There is Joe Kelley left to be brought to his knees by a woman; what about Resnick or the rest of the disbanded & reassembled Titan Group?
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- Coooper

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-27-2015
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio