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Anna nearly dies, along with all her family, at age four from the deadly Cacao virus. But she survives, thanks to a poisonous red-headed krait. The medical community is excited since there is no known cure for the virus, but Anna and her snake, Red, have a symbiotic relationship - containment, not cure. If she is ever separated from Red, she will die.

Anna struggles through foster homes. As her krait becomes known and valuable throughout the three star empires as one of only a handful of such snakes, she fights off attempts to kill her and snatch Red. She even comes to wonder if her brilliance in school and eventually at deciphering code is somehow connected to her constant companion.

When the Naval Intelligence Agency, the NIA, recruits her, her adventures grow beyond fending off thieves and killers to tracking down interstellar smugglers as part of an elite team, but the smuggling cartel are quick to fight back. In the midst of space battles and well-placed assassins, Anna is convinced that Red's presence may make the difference in survival or death, not just for her but her entire NIA team.

©2017 Skyboat Media, Inc. (P)2017 Skyboat Media, Inc.

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  • Susannah
  • Corona, CA, United States
  • 11-21-17

Good Book One; Good narration

Interesting cross between space opera and YA coming of age. Story a bit repetitious at times; for example, same scene told aain after we just went through that scene. Narration very good, and I think helped the writing. I'm onto the second in the series noow. Easy listening.

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Good reading but a warning

Good story that I got as soon as I saw it. Especially liked the young Anna. But there is an odd problem relevant to listening on an Alexa enabled reader. Anna's adoptive parent is named Alexa. When I got to the chapters where there was a lot of dialog the reading stops every time the name gets read. I'm embarrassed by how long it took me to figure it out. So turn off the auto respond and you'll have a much better experience.