Some grudges live forever, and the worst enemies are the ones you didn't know you had…
Alpha empaths are dying, executed by an assassin who leaves no psychic trace. Zara Itani derides the mystery as sloppy investigation until Danyael is injured by the assassin’s bullet. If he died, his empathic death throes would have driven everyone within ten miles to suicide.
The only solution is to imprison Danyael beyond the reach of assassins, damning him to physical solitude and emotional isolation. Zara, however, bets on her ability to use Danyael as bait to draw out the murderer. Kill the assassin, end the threat, right?
But nothing is ever easy in a world transformed by the Genetic Revolution. Sins of the past transcend decades and centuries to coalesce into a threat no one can contain. A vigilante driven by hate demands absolute vengeance—the suicide of millions of innocent people—and it will begin with Danyael’s death.
This is a standalone futuristic thriller set in the award-winning world of the Double Helix.
AMAZON 5 STARS
I really liked Danyael but boy he sure can't seem to catch a break. It sure doesn't help him much to be one of the most powerful people living. He is so self-sacrificing but gets hurt time after time; both physically and emotionally and even financially.
His relationship with Zara is one complicated deal. To his way of thinking though, he can't trust her and she doesn't want to love him. But it was so unique that as an alpha empathy he saw Zara through emotions in color like she was living art. It's quite the dilemma when if his emotions are unchecked he could kill anyone who wasn't shielded. And even as tough as the assassin that she is, Zara had no innate psychic ability. So, that means no ability to have shields.
I was saddened to read that his former friend Lucien was just that, a former friend. I didn't see that one coming. It seems I missed reading that book.
Maya was quite the surprise from the beginning and was a great addition. I'll let you read the book to find out why.
If you are looking for a book with a lot of action, this book has it. Looking for a story with a lot of intrigue and emotion. This book also has that too. I guess, my final words on it would be that it is INTENSE and I loved it!
"I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy of this book.
And I want to read more of this series.