Claire Shannon is a killer. She uses no weapons, only her mind.
Born on a planet locked in a long war, Claire is a psycher, a woman with the ability to attack minds and infiltrate a biological computer network where psychers battle to the death. But when the war abruptly ends, Claire must hide her psycher's ability to survive. She is deported to a new planet, a vivid beautiful place, where she meets Venturo Escana, a powerful psycher, whose presence overwhelms both her mind and her body.
She thought she had left war and death behind, but now she must fight for her new life and this battle might just cost her everything...
The Kinsmen world is fascinating and I love learning more about it. Ilona & Gordon write such absorbing worlds and characters. I look forward to any more pieces they give us regarding the Kinsmen.
The story is rich and absorbing with the reader being drawn in and held captive until the very end of the book.
I loved Claire from the very beginning. She came across as a very strong and independant woman. Ven....I mean WOW! If only I could find a guy like this around here. He is very self-assured, yet very sweet with Claire.
Claire is a soldier. She was taken into the military at a very young age and comes from a world where she has known nothing but war and the responsibility of defending her countrymen. She has a strong connection to her team and when that bond is broken she has to adapt fast.
Claire is sent off-world to another planet, which in contrast to her own is extremely vibrant both in people & environment. She gets a job, by hiding skills which if discovered could lead to her death.
During this time we meet Venturo. He is a strong, capable and lethally talented "Psycher". He is also compassionate and is the one to give Claire a chance in this new world she finds herself in.
The story moves on and our hero & heroine show the strength and innate honour they both possess during the twists and turns of this adventure.
Although the story is not the most complex or long that I have read, I truly fell in love with the characters and the world of the Kinsmen.