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Jet and Iridium—best friends turned bitter enemies—teamed up to foil the evil plans of the rogue superhero known as Night, but in defeating him they inadvertently destroyed the secret Corp-Co transmitter whose frequency kept the metapowered heroes of the Squadron in line. Now these heroes have turned against New Chicago, ransacking the city they once protected.

Even worse, the powerful antisuperhero group known as Everyman has taken advantage of the chaos to fan the flames of prejudice against all superpowered men and women. Just when New Chicago needs them most, Jet and the small band of heroes who have remained on the right side of the law find themselves the targets of suspicion and outright hatred.

Things aren’t going much better for Iridium. When she springs her father, a notorious supervillain, from prison to help her fight the marauding ex-superheroes, she finds that Corp-Co still has some nasty tricks up its sleeve.

But when the most dangerous man alive, the sociopath known as Doctor Hypnotic, suddenly surfaces, Jet and Iridium will once again be called upon to set aside their differences. Yet in the process, deeply buried secrets will come to light that will change everything the former best friends think they know about each other and themselves.


"A Spectra trade paperback original."--T.p. verso.

About the Author

Caitlin Kittredge has been an unrepentant geek since the age of twelve, when she first saw "Star Wars." When she's not writing about super-powered dystopias, she blogs, goes to the movies, reads books and comics voraciously, collects vintage clothes, and turns her music up too loud. She lives in Olympia, Washington, with a garage full of comics and two pushy cats.


 Jackie Kessler is the author of the Hell on Earth series, a sexy, funny dark paranormal about a succubus-turned-stripper who ran away from Hell (devilish antics ensue).


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emmejo, June 28, 2012 (view all comments by emmejo)
After Jet and Iridium inadvertently destroy the method by which the Corp has been keeping superheroes calm, sane and in a helpful mood, obviously, chaos erupts. Heros split into two factions; some lashing out at the society that kept them chained, and others trying to prevent New Chicago and its everyday citizens from being destroyed by the others.

The plot of this book felt a bit splintered and scattered. Unlike the first, there isn't a solid goal for heros and villains. It's all reaction rather than action. Things improved towards the middle, with the pacing evening itself out and the writing feeling more focused.

I liked the structure of the book, displaying events from so many angles, but thought some of the new characters could have been introduced better and integrated into the plot quicker.
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Kessler, Jackie
Spectra Books
Kittredge, Caitlin
Fantasy - Contemporary
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Contemporary
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