"Shadow Falling" is the second novel in Rebecca Zanetti’s amazing Scorpius Syndrome series.
Rebecca Zanetti is the master of layering a great story. These pages are saturated with obstacles standing in the way for our favorite couples; Jax and Lynn and now Raze and Vivienne. Not only do they have the Scorpius Syndrome to worry about but they have every type of enemy coming after them; rippers, the remaining presidential government, competing turf wars with other survivors and now there is internal adversity with in-fighting amongst fractions in the camp and trust issues with members within Jax’s inner circle. There is danger all around them. Finding love seems to be the only break these characters can get in this crazy world.
Not that love comes easy for them. Vivienne and Raze were the breakout stars in the first book, Mercury Striking. Both feel damaged but Vivienne is physically recovering from her captivity while Raze emotionally feels like damaged goods because he has been asked to do the impossible to save his younger sister’s life. Just like the characters in book one, Raze is an alpha male who is rough around the edges and Vivienne is a strong female who makes for quite a match.
The author has set-up an amazing world with a great cast of characters. In "Shadow Falling", the author teases readers with two potential couplings and I can’t wait to read them both. Saying I love this series is an understatement. Rebecca’s books are filled with no-stop action, couples worth rooting for, and rich, diverse stories that make readers desperate to read more books in her series.
Before the Scorpius Syndrome tore through North America and nearly wiped out the population, Vivienne Wellington was the FBI’s best profiler. The bacteria got her anyway. But she survived. She recovered. And when she woke up from a drug-nightmare of captivity, her trust in her fellow man had gone from shaky at best to nonexistent. Her mysterious rescuer wants to convince her he’s the exception. But no matter how tempting he is, with his angel’s eyes and devil’s tongue, Vinnie knows she shouldn’t trust him.
If the FBI were still around they would rate Raze Shadow as one of the bad guys. His military training can’t wipe out his association with the Mercenaries, the most feared gang in a thousand miles. His loyalties are compromised. He won’t even tell Vinnie his real name. But there’s no FBI in the new America of fear and firepower, only instinct and risk. And the way his arms wrap around her tells its own story. Whatever else Raze is concealing, he can’t hide his desire . . .