Death follows Dr. Samantha Bartlett throughout her life until it claims everyone close to her. There's one powerful man responsible on whom Samantha sets her sights for revenge. The price is her soul. For centuries, sex has been the weapon of men...now it's her turn.
“I never intended to kill the President. As a doctor, I swore an oath to protect life – not take it. But that was before...”
Second year resident, Dr. Samantha Bartlett, is swept from the frigid New York winter to once again confront the sting of death back home – and face those she left behind. But she’s not alone. A strange man she dubs Shades haunts her every step as she seeks answers to the inferno which claimed her grandmother, an eerie reminder of her parents’ deaths. The secrets Samantha uncovers forever changes her image of those she only thought she knew.
Confronted by Shades, Samantha joins a secret underworld known only as the Elite, where a web of power and control is woven deep within governments worldwide. Their sights are set on the power structure of the United States, and Samantha becomes the unlikely key to infiltrating the White House at its most intimate levels.
The quest for blood threatens to destroy Samantha. From the darkness there is no escape.
I was searching on twitter for some free reads and good thing I found this one! Mystery, thriller/ suspense, action, this read has it all. Such a page-turner. As you get deeper into the story, the more you'll be entangled with lots of twists and turns and shocking revelations that will not only entertain you but will definitely rattle your brain as well. Lies, murders, politics, lust, sex, incest, conspiracies, unexpected love....This read is like one hell of a roller coaster ride. You'll never know what's coming as when you get deeper into the story, the more twisted and surprising events unfold. It ended with a cliffhanger and I can't wait to read the sequel! Can't wait to know what happened to Marcus and where will Samantha be heading! Will definitely have that book hangover!
Will definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants a good read to blow their mind.
Rating: 4 stars
About the Author:
Life is filled with tragedy and Ms. Bale's writing reflects this reality. However, there is always a silver lining...even if one must spend their entire life searching for it.
In her previous career, Ms. Bale traveled the United States as a Government Relations Liaison, working closely with Congressional offices and various government agencies. This experience afforded her a glimpse into the sometimes "not so pretty" reality of the political sphere. Much of this reality and various locations throughout her travels make it into her writing.
She dreams of the day she can return to visit Alaska.
The Bookish Ailurophile
Shin is a 27-year-old bookworm who loves books that give her adrenaline rush and makes her feel the characters' emotions. When she's not reading, she's either spending her time listening to oldies music while making some crafty stuffs made out of old book pages, or spending her time reading books with children at an orphanage.