Gaia Moore isn't like anyone else in the world. She's trained in ten different martial arts. She has a sharp mind, and an even sharper tongue. As a teenager she cut class to bust gang members and drug dealers on the streets of New York City. And now Gaia's been recruited to join the world's leading crime-fighting organization. At FBI training camp in Quantico, Gaia will become a part of an unparalleled team. She'll learn the strict codes and procedures of the FBI. She'll be pushed to her body and mind's utmost limits.
There's been a murder. And it isn't part of some FBI training exercise. Late one night, in the middle of a rainstorm, Gaia and her roommate stumbled upon an actual killing. Since they were the only ones to glimpse the perp, headquarters has granted Gaia and Catherine temporary FBI badges to solve the case. Way to hit the ground running. But the investigation is not like a TV show. It's gruesome. It's frustrating. It's real. When the killer strikes again, they realize this isn't a one-shot deal either.
Catherine is dead. At least that's what the FBI claims. They say there's no point investigating the strange disappearance any further. Instead they want Gaia to stay in Quantico to carry on the search for the Lollipop Murderer.
An agent's work is never done. Hot-shot recruit Gaia Moore has just managed to close one case — and find her way back into the FBI's good graces — when the Lollipop Murderer strikes again. Every minute that passes with the killer on the loose puts more innocent women in danger.Gaia and Kim are closing in on the killer. But when all leads point to the same suspect, Gaia is thrown off balance — and into conflict with her partner. Because Kim's theories incriminate the one person she desperately wants to trust.