Someone wants Captain Admiral Zander Graydon dead. Like yesterday. Almost getting killed three times in one day is pushing it, even for Zander. He’s convinced the delectable Lieutenant Marshal Petros knows who’s behind the attempts on his life and he’ll do whatever it takes to discover what she’s hiding.
Shape-shifting aliens are assassinating political and military leaders and assuming their forms, and Mae Petros is suspicious as hell of Zander Graydon. Mae is on a mission to determine if the captain admiral is still human but finds herself losing her perspective as they run for their lives. There’s no way she could be falling for an alien. Right? Especially when all of humanity is on the line.
Previously released as Quantum in August 2016
Each book in the Atrophy series is STANDALONE but it is best enjoyed in order.
* The Last Sky
* The Lost Stars
* The Dark Moon
* The Empty Night
* The Final Dawn
No enough recap
It took me a little bit to get into this story because it had been so long since I had read the first one, Atrophy and I just didn’t feel there was enough recap to catch me back up. I feel if you were reading these stories back to back you would be totally fine. If you are like me and read hundreds, no exaggeration, hundreds of books a year some of the finer points get lost and I found myself scrambling to try and remember who was who and what happened.
As the story unfolds Mae is sent on a covert mission to capture Zander so Rian can determine if he is a shape-shifting alien. However, things don’t go as planned and there are three attempts on Zander’s life in a very short time frame. She and Zander are left stranded in a jungle for days, ALONE, with a budding attraction despite their suspicions of each other. He thinking she has something to do with the attacks, her thinking he is an alien. Tempers and sparks fly and attraction and chemistry overcome's suspicion. But that was just the beginning.
The story was jam packed with action and intrigue that didn’t stop and you really get two stories in one. Zander and Mae and then Rian. Ah, Rian who I feel is the real main character of this entire series. I keep wondering when he will get his own book. However, I am glad he gets equal time in each book so far. He is damaged, and dominate yet its hard not to want to be in his corner.
I really enjoyed Quantum and the only reason it isn’t getting a 5 is because it just needed more recap. If you even tried to read this book first you would be completely lost. As it was with so much of a gap in between my reading times (over a year) I felt lost.