Publication Date: May 12th, 2015
Payton survived being forced to flee her home in order to escape the Elites. Yet she’s still not safe. The Elites are relentless, and they won’t give up their pursuit of her that easily. With her loved ones at risk, and trusting her boyfriend Conner, the two devise a plan to ditch her family in order to keep them safe. But their plan quickly backfires and puts everyone in even more danger.
Reiley is left behind when Payton leaves. Having to prove herself as a capable assassin, she joins Cadmar in his pursuit to track and end the Elites. Except the agency anticipates their every move. In her angst to establish herself, Reiley is caught off guard and makes a deadly mistake that jeopardizes everyones lives.
Betrayal, abductions, and murder stand between Payton, Reiley, and their loved ones. Can they trust anyone in a world of treachery and destruction?
Seventeen-year-old Payton Morros is a killer. Adopted as a child, and groomed into the profession by her new parents, she longs for a normal life. But lethal assassins at the top of their game can’t exactly quit their day job. Her only escape from her predetermined destiny is spending time with her best friend Conner, if only for a little while.
When Payton is sent to Chile for an assignment, she discovers a devastating truth that challenges everything she knows about herself and her family. Abandoning the mission, and on the run, she must unravel the secrets of her past before she loses all sense of herself. Or worse, before she jeopardizes everyone she cares about.
We hurry down the sidewalk toward the Chinatown Gate. Maybe if we get in there, it will be crowded enough we can blend. Ha! You’ll never be able to blend, never be able to hide. Panic is the name of the game and I’m the lead player. Or I’m the measly pawn, being pushed around by the real players who know what the hell is actually going on. Maybe even a scared mouse, scurrying around, trying to find a damn safe place to hide, but traps surround me. Whatever I am, I’m not in control and I’m very aware of the fact.
My entire life, everything I did was decided for me by either Scarlet or Cadmar. I never really minded until I got older and started killing people. Having that decision made for me was the absolute worst thing one human being could do to another, but it was what I was training to do, so there was no shock in it. When the time came, I knew what I was supposed to do and I did it, mostly without hesitation. Now, realizing I had no place to hide, no place to go, horrified me to my very core.
About the author:
Charyse Allan grew up in Arizona dancing and riding horses. She is an avid reader, but didn’t become one until high school. This is also when she realized her passion for writing, however it wasn’t until a couple years into her marriage that she tried her hand at writing a novel.
When she isn’t writing or reading, she can be found in Northern Arizona, tending her garden with her husband and best friend, while their two kids and two crazy dogs run around the yard. Charyse is also a big fan of Holy yoga, juicing and being a vegetarian—she misses bacon like nobody’s business.