It's 2065. Those born with magic abilities live in government-run zones, without rights or freedoms. Fear of magic created this segregated world and fear keeps it intact.
A high-profile murder brings Detective Nathan Perez to Magic Born Zone 13. He's had little experience with the Magic Born and isn't sure what to expect during his first encounter with a witch, but he never thought he'd be so drawn to her.
Trancehacker Calla Vesper uses magic to break into computers and aid the Magic Born underground. She has no interest in helping a cop, even if he is smoking-hot, but money's tight and Nate offers a tidy amount for help navigating the Zone. Calla's determined to keep it all business, but sparks start flying before the investigation even gets started.
When Calla's trancehacking and Nathan's investigation uncover a conspiracy, Calla becomes a target. Nate can protect her by keeping her role a secret-but then who will protect Nate?
What made the experience of listening to Trancehack the most enjoyable?
The sci-fi, romance and characters are all believable. I would like see this book continued into a series.
What did you like best about this story?
Neither the romance or the sci-fi overwhelmed the characterizations. The people behaved in the context of the society. I want to know what happens to the politics. Apartheid is inherent unstable. In the midst of the politics, people did their best to be happy.
What does Emma Taylor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I think she makes Calla, Nate and the club owner come to life.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Happiness in the face of injustice.
Any additional comments?
The description didn't do the story justice. I almost didn't listen to it. I'm glad I did.
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