Washington, D. C., 2042: Toby Jameson is accustomed to being overshadowed by his brother, Nick, but he doesn't have to like it.
While attending the funeral of the first lady of the United States, he finds a kindred spirit in Andrea Daniels, the president's daughter. When Nick discovers Andrea's supernatural destiny as a latent leader of the Sentinel race, Toby is happy to accept a secret assignment to protect her as she leaves the Armistice Zone, if only to gain a little distance from his relationship with his lover, Layla.
Layla, the leader of the Daywalker race, has had 3,000 years to earn her reputation as the Prince of Wrath. Her romance with the strong-willed young Sentinel has been contentious at best, but neither is willing to walk away nor give voice to a deeper commitment.
When her protective overtures go awry prior to Toby's departure, provoking them into frank combat, it seems their relationship is finally doomed. Then, a shocking discovery changes everything, casting the very nature of Sentinels and Daywalkers into question.
©2012 Arshad Ahsanuddin (P)2013 Arshad Ahsanuddin
It's always disappointing to change narrators in the middle of a series, and this is no exception. Narrators would do well to listen to the reading of the books that come before them, so they might avoid pronouncing the names, titles, and places central to the story so completely differently than what the listener has already spent dozens of hours getting used to.
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