Kit Rocha delivers an addictive, apocalyptic thriller with lots of action, intrigue, and sexual tension. Knox leads a group of rogue super-soldiers and Nina is a "librarian" with ninja skills and lots of secrets. A mission to retrieve a lost archive goes haywire when Nina finds out about Knox's hidden agenda. Bullets fly, bodies pile up, and our characters have to choose between old friends and new ones, between doing what's easy and doing what's right, even if it means paying the ultimate price. I loved this series opener and can't wait to find out what comes next for our merry band of murderous heroes! Recommended By McKenzie W., Powells.com
Solar flares have decimated the world as we know it. Devious corporations experimenting with cloning and genetics rule the higher echelons of the populace. The Mercenary Librarians are trying to keep a low profile to help their community survive and thrive. But they are about to be dealt a load of betrayals, heaped with murder, mayhem, and sexual tension. What more could you ask for in a story! GIMME the next book ASAP!!! Recommended By Mecca A., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Orphan Black meets the post-apocalyptic Avengers in the vein of Ilona Andrews' Hidden Legacy series by USA Today and New York Times bestselling author duo Kit Rocha
The United States went belly up 45 years ago when our power grid was wiped out. Too few live in well-protected isolation while the rest of us scrape by on the margins. The only thing that matters is survival. By any means. At any cost.
Nina is an information broker with a mission: to bring hope to the darkest corners of Atlanta. She and her team of mercenary librarians use their knowledge to help those in need. But altruism doesn't pay the bills — raiding vaults and collecting sensitive data is where the real money is.
Knox is a bitter, battle-weary supersoldier who leads the Silver Devils, an elite strike squad that chose to go AWOL rather than slaughter innocents. Before the Devils leave town for good, they need a biochem hacker to stabilize the experimental implants that grant their superhuman abilities.
The problem? Their hacker's been kidnapped. And the ransom for her return is Nina. Knox has the perfect bait for a perfect trap: a lost Library of Congress server. The data could set Nina and her team up for years...
If they live that long.
"Compelling characters, white-knuckle action, and deceptively smooth worldbuilding make this first Mercenary Librarians book a satisfying and cinematic escape." Booklist (Starred Review)
"Rocha slide into traditional publishing with a high-action, high-stakes sf romance. Intriguing characters, tragic backgrounds, and a few twists comprise a strong launch to this new series." Library Journal
"Rocha capably deploys found family and forbidden love tropes while keeping readers on their toes with unpredictable action beats. This postapocalyptic tale of espionage and romance will have readers eager to know what happens next." Publishers Weekly
"A risky and frisky adventure." Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Kit Rocha is the pseudonym for the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author duo Donna Herren and Bree Bridges. They are best known for their gritty and sexy dystopian BEYOND series, and were the first indie authors to receive a Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award. They currently live three miles apart in Alabama and spend their non-writing time caring for a menagerie of animals and crafting handmade jewelry, all of which is chronicled on their various social media accounts.