ONYXX

 
Full Name: Onyxx
Nationality: American
Organization: NSA
Occupation Agency

Creator: Wendy Rosnau
Time Span: 2004 - 2008
ABOUT THE SERIES

       Onyxx is a department in the National Security Agency.
       It consists of several teams of six men each to fight the nation's enemies behind the scenes. To accomplish their missions, they sometimes need the assistance of women, preferably beautiful, trained operatives, which they obtain through an agent-for-hire organization called Euro-Quest.
       The author chose to call her spy adventures the Spy Games series as it really combines two groups, separate entities that often work together.
       As stated, Euro-Quest is a for-profit group out of Europe who specialize in training and hiring incredibly gorgeous women to act as femme fatales and these ladies are very, very good at what they do. They are capable of literally charming the pants off most any man and getting him to reveal more than just his underwear.
       The main group, though, is Onyxx, a very covert branch of NSA. Its agents are thoroughly and totally male with manly names like Ash, Casmir, Sully, and Sly. Each of these men signed a contract to work for seven years and during that time to put their personal lives on hold.

       As with other spy-and-romance combinations where the concept is that the man and women protagonists end up together at the end of the book, the idea of a follow-up book in which either is out with someone else quite destroys the romance angle. Therefore, each book is about a different couple and the only real series bond is the organization for which they work. Although in this case, the author has been kind enough to present a recurring bad guy
       This bad guy is sometimes the star of the series as he is quite good at being bad and with a name like The Chameleon, it is obvious that he can really be anyone. What he is, though, is known as the Chameleon is the world's greatest assassin, so good that even when he is caught and put in prison, he seems to keep killing in the outside world.

BOOKS

Number of Books:6
First Appearance:2004
Last Appearance:2008

1 A Thousand Kisses Deep A Thousand Kisses Deep
Written by Wendy Rosnau
Copyright: 2004

On what should have been his final mission, agent McEwen is in Greece to find a way to capture the Chameleon, needing the help of Eva Creon who has her own agenda.

2 The Spy Wore Red The Spy Wore Red
Written by Wendy Rosnau
Copyright: 2005

Nadja Stefn was one of the best undercover agents Euro-Quest had to offer. When she is chosen to accompany an Onyxx agent on a mission she didn't know he was the man she had loved years before, and borne a child now at risk from an assassin.

3 Perfect Assassin Perfect Assassin
Written by Wendy Rosnau
Copyright: 2005

The daughter of the world's most infamous assassin has been trained by the best there was and now she must take up the task of removing all who was on her father's hit list.

4 The Spy With The Silver Lining The Spy With The Silver Lining
Written by Wendy Rosnau
Copyright: 2006

Casmir Balasi was such a good seductress that she got a master criminal to propose marriage. After he is caught and later escapes, he swears revenge on her.

5 Undercover Nightingale Undercover Nightingale
Written by Wendy Rosnau
Copyright: 2006

While all indications are that the woman he is falling in love is working for the infamous Chameleon, ONYXX explosives expert Ash Kelly can't help how he feels.

6 Sleeping With Danger Sleeping With Danger
Written by Wendy Rosnau
Copyright: 2007

Agent Sully Paxton has been left for dead in a previous mission but he was alive though held captive by the terrorist leader known as the Chameleon. His only chance for escape lies with the daughter of the Chameleon who has her own agenda.

7 Merrick's Eleventh Hour Merrick's Eleventh Hour
Written by Wendy Rosnau
Copyright: 2008

The head of Onyxx, Adolf Merrick, was used to seeing his men fall in love while in the service of their country but that was not for him as he still mourned the loss of his love two decades before. Now he finds she is alive and needs help but she believes he is the man who betrayed those many years before.

MY COMMENTS

       I don't much like romance novels and since I prefer recurring heroes in my series, not having that is a negative. Also working against it is the fact that there are really two different groups, it seems, competing for time and that is distracting. The bad guy, though, makes up for a lot because he is really bad and really, really dangerous.
       All other comments aside, Ms. Rosnau is a heckuva writer and her action is better than most so it isn't a bad series. I just would have preferred one central character more than the antagonist.

GRADE

My Grade: B-

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