Book Review: The Black Wolf by J.A. Redmerski

19 Jul 2015

Book Title: The Black Wolf
Author: J.A. Redmerski
Series: In The Company of Killers #5
Release Date: July 1st, 2015
Genres: Mystery/Thriller, Suspense Romance
Since devastating secrets were uncovered by Nora Kessler, Niklas Fleischer and Victor Faust have been divided as business partners and brothers. But ultimately Niklas is persuaded to lead a mission to Italy, and he sees it as an opportunity to set in motion forgiveness—or retribution—for his brother’s betrayal.

The mission: play the role of a wealthy German investor and kidnap a beautiful, notorious madam named Francesca Moretti. No stranger to these types of roles, Niklas is the best man for the job, but this time the risks will be much greater as he will not be doing it alone. Izabel Seyfried, still fresh out of a life of imprisonment and sex slavery, could be negatively affected by the things she will see in Moretti’s mansion, and Niklas must keep her in line so she does not blow their cover and get them killed.

But Niklas isn’t the only one who must play a role—Nora takes on the humiliating task of playing Niklas’s slave, and Izabel must play the role of his lover.

On one hand, Niklas couldn’t be enjoying himself more. On the other hand, the emotions that continue to rage inside of him may be too much for him to control, and it may be Niklas—not Izabel—who needs to be kept in line. He cannot forget what Victor has done, and this mission may just be the beginning of his downward spiral.

Can the blood bond that Niklas and Victor share as brothers be stronger than resentment? Or will vengeance dig the blade so deep that their bond be eternally severed?




  “We are unique, you and I, the black wolves of our families, mutations; we are special.” 

If there is such a thing as book heaven, I'm in it now after finishing The Black Wolf. This is a high that I can't come down from because reading this is like being on crack; one taste and it kept me addicted. Hook, line and sinker. Hands down this series is THE BEST romantic thriller/suspense series out there and if you haven't pick it up, you have NO IDEA what you're missing out!


The Black Wolf being the 5th book in the series, takes on a progressive storyline whereby The Order (which is the organisation of assassins) has been shaken up with the aftermath of Book 4. Secrets were revealed and the consequences are devastating for some, particularly with Niklas learning about his brother, Victor's betrayal. When a new mission surfaced that only Niklas would be the perfect man for the job, Izabel convinced him to take the job and together with the newly recruited Nora, they were jetted of to Italy. A mission that hits close to home for Izabel, their latest target comes in a form of a beautiful sadistic madam named Fransesca Moretti.


I'm finally glad that we got Niklas's story in this series. Readers have always seen him as the rebellious and cocky one but being gifted with his POV certainly presented another side of him we've been dying to learn about. While Niklas may be the focus point of this book, I love how the author cleverly shifts to other MCs at times to allow character growth especially Izabel in this one. The dynamic between Niklas and Izabel was something that I've been looking forward to for a long time and I'm glad it delivered!


This is probably a book that I can't give too much away due to the nature of the plot but honestly people, READ. THIS. SERIES. This is just one of those reads that I wish I could devour each page slowly but I can't help but flip the pages fast enough to see what comes next. Call me a hopeless dreamer but I honestly wish this series would never come to an end.


JA Redmerski once again delivers a read that is incredibly well-paced, a storyline that grips your attention from start to finish and puts you on a ride that keeps you on the edge at every single turn. If this series was a real drug, I'd be a very jolly addict because God forbid I wish I could have infinite of it!! Not only is the author capable of messing with my mind with new twists and revelations, she is a genius with wrecking my emotions with her words alone that I wished I wasn't more of a human to be able to stomach these feelings. She hits me right in the gut! 

It's absolutely thrilling, heart-racing, dark and gritty in all the right places plus a group of characters that I'd love to be acquainted with. I can't ask for a better read when it comes to this genre and I'm already dying for the next!

The Black Wolf is the 5th book of In The Company of Killers series. 
This series MUST be read in order. 


J.A. Redmerski

J.A. (Jessica Ann) Redmerski is a New York TimesUSA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author and award winner who juggles several different genres. She began self-publishing in 2012, and later with the success of THE EDGE OF NEVER, signed on with Grand Central Publishing/Forever Romance. She has since signed three more deals with GC/Forever for titles THE EDGE OF ALWAYS, SONG OF THE FIREFLIES and THE MOMENT OF LETTING GO. Her works have so far been translated into twenty languages. THE EDGE OF NEVER made it to #2 on the New York Times bestseller eBook list, and remained on the #1 spot on Amazon for two straight weeks. THE EDGE OF ALWAYS also made the New York Timesbestseller list.

Jessica is a hybrid author who, in addition to working with a traditional publisher, also continues to self-publish. The Portuguese rights to her popular crime and suspense series, In the Company of Killers, have already been picked up by one of Brazil's largest publishers.

Jessica is a lover of film, television and books that push boundaries; and she's a sucker for long, sweeping, epic love stories. Things on Jessica's wish list are to conquer her long list of ridiculous fears, find a shirt she actually likes, and travel the world with a backpack and a partner-in-crime.

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