force_bk_nym force_bk_tdh force_bk_ss
Full Name: Krystal 'Voodoo' Laveau and Dwight 'Pike' Harriman
Nationality: American
Organization: F.O.R.C.E.
Occupation Agent

Creator: Louis Scott
Time Span: 2020 - 2020


Krystal 'Voodoo' Laveau and Dwight 'Pike' Harriman are agents with F.O.R.C.E.

That acronym, which minces no words in the way it implies the members mean business, stands for First Ops Response Command Enforcement. It is presented with separating periods between the letters in the blurbs about the adventures but in the narrative it is just all caps 'FORCE'.

However it is presented, it is an "ultra-black ops government agency" put together by Alexandria 'Alex' Vaughn working under an "executive order from the President". [I am particularly taken with Vaughn, especially the comment that "her leadership skills had been learned during her time with the CIA and sharpened through the never-ending skirmishes between terrorists and politicians - some were one and the same".]

When we first meet these two individuals they are both part of a new ad hoc compilation called the South Louisiana Violent Crimes Task Force, "a combination of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies tied together through a mutual aid agreement for targeting the most serious threats in the region". Laveau is there because she had earned her way up through the police ranks to become a decorated SWAT officer. Harriman is there because he needed to sharpen his field skills.

Harriman is a "former Navy SEAL who has lost his edge in the world of special ops". It is implied that he was one of those who had gone after the most wanted man in the States and taken him out but that was a few years before the events we follow and it had been a couple of years without action for Pike, having spent the last two on desk duty. Though he will show early on that he still has what it takes in the field, he admits he has "lost my edge. Not the man I used to be" since he "plopped my fat rear end behind a desk pretending to make a dent in the threats against national security. Only thing I dented was the office pizza supply". Hence his desire to freshen those skills by a temporary stint with the task force.

'Voodoo' Laveau is a Creole woman with smooth dark skin and warm green eyes who is born and raised in the bayou region of Louisiana and loves it there. She knows she is attractive but she also knows she has better things to do than to primp so it is far more likely to catch her unkempt than not. She possesses impressive instincts, incredible chutzpah, and some mean fighting skills. She will be pulled from her SWAT duties with the task force and made part of the FORCE team working with Harriman.

The two are attracted to each other from the very beginning and there is no doubt they will become a couple, if they live long enough.

Good Line:
- After a verbal skirmish between Voodoo and Pike, a coworker said of the former, "Voodoo is good to stir the pot but she won't like the spoon".


Number of Books:3
First Appearance:2020
Last Appearance:2020

1 The Darkest Hour The Darkest Hour
Written by Louis Scott
Copyright: 2020

"The last thing Krystal "Voodoo" Laveau wants is a partner from her past, especially a playboy like Pike. But when the safety of the United States is at stake, she'll do what it takes to get the job done. Pike, a former Navy SEAL has lost his edge in the world of special ops. Assigned to the New Orleans Mardi Gras on a mission with F.O.R.C.E., he reunites with an undercover agent who once stole his heart. They'll have to reconcile their past while hunting terrorists through the Big Easy. There's more at stake than beads and floats in this first book in the F.O.R.C.E. Adventure series."
buy from Amazon

2 Split Second Split Second
Written by Louis Scott
Copyright: 2020

"The terrorist, Rougarou's path of destruction has arrived in Chicago, and the clock is ticking for Pike and Voodoo to discover its identity. The former Navy SEAL, now assigned to a United States black ops anti-terrorism unit is hot on the trail of a murderous group of miscreants. Cutting off one head of the snake only reveals more venomous terror cells. Pike's own worst enemy is the fear of betrayal, but overcoming his past is the only way to clear the path for the future. Can they stop the attack and save America? Can he save himself?"
buy from Amazon

3 New York Minute New York Minute
Written by Louis Scott
Copyright: 2020

"Falling in love was never in Pike's plans, but he learns the one person he can trust is the woman he almost loses. The elusive terror group continues their trail of destruction that has already run through New Orleans to Chicago and now threatens New York. But is the POTUS their ultimate target? Pike, the former Navy SEAL and his team have found themselves in a political hotbed with the only allies they can trust are an outlaw motorcycle club called the Savage Souls. Can he save Voodoo in time to get everything he never knew he wanted?"
buy from Amazon


This three-book series is a very, very enjoyable set of reads which combines excellent action told quite realistically and terrific romantic banter. It is too difficult for me to try to decide which of these two elements I enjoyed more.

Voodoo and Pike each have their own unique style of fighting based on their physical capabilities and both are very lethal. I would not hazard a guess which would come out of a ring standing in a real battle. And I pity those who go up against them as a pair.

And the romance part comes from a past encounter when they first met and were attracted to each other and then separated. It was not a separation done well so there is both animosity and attraction in the air. And both are very well written.

The authors should, IMHO, get back together for more F.O.R.C.E. stories.


My Grade: B+


Be the first to leave your own comments about this series.

Tell us what you think of the series. Give your grade and comments.

Your Grade:
Your Comments:

To give your opinion, you must be logged in.

Sign In

SpyGuysAndGals is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, and links with the Buy from Amazon button are affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.