Rising star Burnard takes readers on a second mind-blowing journey into an intergalactic war zone where insidious plots threaten more than one empire. Readers will stay on their toes thanks to plenty of death-defying action, painful loss and burgeoning romance, making this book a definite keeper. The trajectory for Burnard is straight up!
While combating a deadly plague, Jayleia Durante is abducted by Major Damen Sinkrivik, a member of the Claugh nib Dovvyth spy corps. Jayleia’s father, Tagreth Federated spymaster Zain Durante, has been declared a traitor and is in hiding. All sides are trying to locate Zain, as he may hold the key to dismantling the network of traitors allied with the violent Chekydrans. Jayleia will need all her wits if she is to stay ahead of those trying to get at her and her father. As Damen and Jayleia play a dangerous game of hide and seek, dare they take a chance on trusting one another? (BERKLEY SENSATION, May, 352 pp., $15.00)