It's a simple plan: first get away. Then get revenge.
The future will bring technological revolutions and political upheaval, but some things are timeless. Love grows, trust is precious, and nothing ever goes as planned.
Naomi Kwan is running for her life. First she's accused of terrorism, then her friend Serena is charged with murder, and then the police try to kill them both. They escape with their lives before the corrupt officials behind the frame-ups can silence them, but as conspiracies unravel on all sides, their luck is sure to run out.
Carl Jenson and his brother Parker are government contractors hired to gather evidence against Naomi, but the mission turns personal when all hell breaks loose. They know Naomi is innocent, and they know all about liberating people trapped by escalating violence. The hardest part will be convincing Naomi they're on her side.
A daring escape and a desperate rescue are only the beginning. Mysteries from Naomi's past will collide with Carl and Parker's many secrets, and unraveling the plots that tie them all together leads to explosive consequences.
©2013-2016 K. M. Herkes (P)2016 K. M. Herkes
I really enjoyed this continuation of the story started in Controlled Descent. My favorite part was the growing relationship between two characters particularly, one old, one new.
The story is well-written, flows beautifully, and comes to a satisfying conclusion. My one distraction was the overuse of personification. At times the cast seemed even bigger than it was because so many of the characters' emotions were personified.
The narrator has some noticeable vocal patterns he falls into and this was most obvious in the first part of the book. Near midway, he slows down and really improves, to the point that I could forget I was listening to someone reading and just enjoy the story.
Overall, this was a great story and audiobook. I'd recommend it for folks who enjoy thrillers and science fantasy!
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