by Jordan Summers
Review by Harriet Klausner
Tor Mass Market Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765359148
Date: 04 November 2008 List Price $6.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
By 2160, the world is a pandemic environmental disaster in which for practical protective purposes the ozone is gone; forests are non existent beyond a few small groves of trees and desert rules the landscape. In this dying land, the former superpower the United States of America is no longer united, as a series of independent republics have formed with only one inter-regional governmental entity linking the new nations. The republics established the International Police Tactical Team (IPTT) to cross lines in order to insure justice occurs and serve as a buffer to abate hostilities. Rumors abound that genetic engineering experiments led to Captain America like super soldiers, but most IPTT deride that because no one knows anyone who has run into a superhuman. From official release/information:
Product Description: Gina Santiago is a member of an elite tactical team in charge of protecting the world. She's devoted her life to apprehending the most heinous criminals that prey on society—and now she's after the worst one yet.
On her own, with no backup, the trail takes her to a dusty, tight-knit town on the fringes of society, where everyone's a suspect. Even the sexy sheriff, Morgan Hunter, isn't telling her everything. Gina knows he's trouble, but she's inexorably drawn to him.
The closer Gina comes to finding out the secret of this sleepy little town and its big bad sheriff; the closer she comes to catching the predator, the more scared she gets—because she's beginning to realize that she has a secret, too. A secret that will change Gina's life… and make her the killer's prey.