by Kagan Tumer
Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award Finalist.
Lori wants to restore order to a world ravaged by virus and war. But the rage that fueled her rise from hungry teenager to Special Forces colonel has left her with few allies. When a mortally-wounded soldier disappears from the hospital amid a cover up, Lori reaches beyond official channels to her only remaining friend, Mika.
Orphaned at eight, Mika lives across a fortified border. But he could never say no to Lori, so he gets drawn into a world of secrets and deceit. They uncover a conspiracy that assassinates two heads of state to start a war, all to hide the true nature of the virus that nearly destroyed the human race.
With time running out, Lori has to disobey direct orders and embrace new allegiances. The problem is, the rage that powers her also distorts her moral compass—which hasn’t been reliable in the best of times.