Military science fiction — finalist in the USABookNews Best Books Award for Science FictionWhen the first sentient alien life forms are found on a remote scientific colony, everyone wants to own the discovery–for research, for ownership, for profit–which only leads to enormous problems.
Paul Thomas, a man seeking a break from his troubled past, stumbles onto a beautiful young woman who has been severely beaten, near death. His attempt to help her threatens all the stability and control he is striving for as she learns she is a pawn in a desperate game played by shadowy forces.
My name means nothing, or rather little, for although it is mentioned in the annals of our chronicles mine would not conjure to mind names of the majestic or heroic, and certainly mine is not a name listed amongst the notorious. I am of noble blood, and my clan is royal.
For readers who enjoyed Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter, and The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.
Meg Storm has stepped in it. After becoming entangled within an industry as nefarious as it is criminal, she gets swept into the lurid world of drugs.
In Newcity, everyone is content. Bad feelings are not allowed, because your monitoring chip will alert the police to bring you in for treatment. Getting better is mandatory. Unchecked emotions made the world outside Newcity dangerous, unruly, and violent.