This week I managed to read two incredible futuristic crime novels by powerful writers, Teri Polin and J. D. Robb.
I’m on a deadline for the next novel I’m writing and have one releasing March 20th (my birthday!) so I haven’t had the chance to read as much as I wish, but I did enjoy a book from a new-to-me author and another from the incomparable J. D. Robb.
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When young Asher Solomon is forced to take his two sisters and run for their lives from soldiers of The Colony, he knows inside he’ll likely never see his parents again. And then his sister falls, injuring her ankle, and he knows all their lives are about to change forever.
Years later, Asher is an operative with the insurgents, fighting to protect civilians from The Colony.
Now that scientists have figured out a way to rid the population of diseases and therefore lengthen lives, the echelons of society pay them to strip the desirable genes such as favored eye or hair color, intelligence, or strength from captured civilians, leaving the hostages to die horrible deaths.
Ash and his team work hard, and often endangering their lives, to protect the outliers and their families. When a terrible secret comes to light, Asher is tested in ways he never could have expected.
There are so many layers to this story, it gripped my attention from the start and kept my interest to the end. The author created a believable- though horrifying- concept for the future of mankind. I can only hope there are brave heroes like Asher ready to save the day should this come to pass!
A must-read, I can’t wait for the next book in this series!
From the first paragraph I was hooked on this book!
When a cop is murdered in a nightclub owned by Lieutenant Eve Dallas’ husband Roarke, it’s just the beginning of one of the most complicated cases of her career.
The investigation uncovers a web of dirty cops, drugs, money laundering, and murder orchestrated by an old associate of Roarke’s.
Tension escalates between Eve and Roarke. Eve is determined to do her job and catch a killer, while Roarke is just as determined to protect his wife from a crazy crime boss.
While the police procedural aspect fascinated me, it was the push-pull between Dallas and Roarke that made this story unforgettable.
Because of her abusive past, Eve tends to come across as abrupt, but it’s also the reason she’s so good at her job. She’s made it her mission to rid the planet of the monsters who pray on those weaker than them. Roarke loves her even more for her dedication, but he’s also protective and it causes them to come to loggerheads in this book.
Someone is killing cops and Roarke is standing in the way of allowing Dallas to do her job- something has to give.
When a threat is made on Eve’s life, the two of them set aside their differences to pool their resources. Will they be able to uncover the truth before it’s too late?
I can’t get enough of this series!
Have you read anything by these authors? Are you a fan of futuristic fiction? Let’s chat!