by Ann Christy

Long ago the United States fractured into warring nations, peaceful times fleeting and mistrust the only constant. Texas is the worst of them all, a cruel and totalitarian nation where crime is punished not with prison, but with a tattoo. For each crime a strike is marked upon the offender’s neck. At five strikes…death.

Karas Quick is sixteen and already has a strike. Unlike the elites, people like Karas can expect to be dealt with harshly. Any accident might be labeled a crime. Even so, she manages a decent meal every day…well, most days.

Trouble has just found her again, but this time she’ll accept no needle to her neck. With everything on the line, she’s going to escape Texas…she’s going Striker. The only problem? She’s got something that Texas wants and they’ll stop at nothing to get it.

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Category: Science Fiction – Dystopian