Kate Brandeis has it all: a famous reporter at the age of 24, she's the face of the Republic of the Americas. She has a loving fiancée and all the success she could wish for. But when she learns of the death of a long-forgotten friend, her investigations unravel her perfect memories, forcing her to face the fact that she's been living a lie.
Jackson MacNamera, trained from a young age in the art of mind control, returns to the Republic for his mother's funeral. Within a few hours of his arrival, authorities collect Jackson and take him by force to a room ironically called The Liberty Box, where he must choose between surrendering his thoughts to the new Republic, or fleeing for his freedom.
Kate, bereaved and confused, finds her way to a cave community of refugees, where Jackson seems to offer her an escape from her grief. The two forge an uneasy bond, and in the process Jackson learns that Kate has some insight which may help the hunters in their attempt to free other citizens from the tyranny of the Potentate. Against the expressed wishes of the Council, the hunters plot a series of daring raids, attempting to prove that not only is freedom possible, but that the citizens are not too far gone to desire it. But with the odds so stacked against them, can the refugees succeed in their rescue missions right under the Potentate's nose?
©2015 Lauren Deville (P)2016 Lauren Deville
I would and have recommended this book
No certain character
This is the 1st audible book I have listened to and Melissa does a wonderful job she brings life to the book and makes you feel like you are in the middle of it
The whole book no lie
I don't normally read these types of books and I couldn't wait for the 2nd book to come out
Captivating story with complex characters. The story unfolds with surprising twists and turns at a pace that keeps it interesting, but with enough time for the implications of what is going on to sink in. The unpredictable plot facilitated satisfying anxiety attacks during story turns. Melissa Williams' voice inflection and change in speech pattern as she switched between characters was incredible. Even when I stopped in the middle of a chapter and picked it up days later, I could recall from her tone and inflection exactly which character was thinking/speaking and where I had left off without starting at the beginning of the chapter - bonus! C'mon on Book 2!
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