Jada and her friends have been living in America for over a year now. At school she blends in with the other children, but she knows that she is different. They didn’t have to kill for their freedom.
The memories of her past haunt her each time Gerard takes her to visit someone from her father’s list as they try to find out where he is being held. But what they don’t realize is they would have been safer in Syria… A hidden enemy is attacking America from the inside, and no one is safe…
Annabel dreams of a happier life. One with a normal family instead of one that chooses heroin and the Wild Boar Riders biker over her. The only person she can trust is Brandon, another person living on the streets. They bond over their hatred towards Troy, a pimp and drug dealer who takes great pleasure in ruining lives.
As the passion grows between Brandon and Annabel, so does the chaos in New York City as it is now under attack. They are forced to flee to an unknown hideout beneath the heart of the City.
Ethan is scarred by his father’s death. He has spent his entire life planning for revenge.
…And the day has finally come...
**I received the free ebook copy from the author but this has not affected my review and rating in any way.
There were new characters introduced. There's Annabel, the only key witness to the Wild Boars Rider gang's trial; Brandon, who helps Annabel to escape from Big Red (the crazy leader of WBR) and his gan; Ethan, the guy behind the chaos, and there's the homeless funny Meemo.
Jada and his group escaped the war in Syria but now they're caught up in the middle of terrorist attacks... This was such a tight-gripping read that took me on the edge of my seat and not wanting to stop reading because I just so love the adrenaline rush this book gives. The author did a great job with the plot, the character development and the shifting of POVs.
From drugs, to suicide bombers, terrorist hiding in an US airman uniform, and crazy Wild Boars Rider gang; this read has so much thrill and suspense. Then there's the heartbreaking scene in the Brooklyn bridge after the bombing. The people running for safety, the cries and pleas for help from those injured and trapped, the people killed by the bombing, the others who fell for their death on the river and there's the unexpected death of Victoria. The ending was unexpected and left more questions. Were they gonna actually leave Haytham? Where's Kyra's father and Haytham's family? Were they safe? Will they be able to get in the second plane? All these questions are swarming in my head and I really can't wait to read the next book.
I was totally absorbed in this read that I lost track of time. I finished reading this at 3Am! This second book lived up to my expectation of more action-packed scenes. There should be a film adaptation from this book! I know I will be having that book hangover from this read for days....
This is a highly recommended read to anyone especially those who wants an adrenaline rush of a book.
Rating: 5 stars
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About the Author:
H.J. Lawson was born in Lancaster, England. As a young child she found a passion for drawing, and continued this into adulthood, she graduated from the University of Central Lancashire, England with a BA(Hons) in fashion design.
At aged twenty seven, she and her husband packed up their belongings for a lifelong dream to move to California. Her American dream was completed with the birth of their daughter. Her love for traveling, continued after the birth of her daughter; traveling around America with the family, and the best traveled dog.
A new job position opened up in New York, and the family decided to relocate to Long Island, NY, which is where she currently resides.
On August 21 she was moved by the images of the Syrian conflict, and embarked on an unlikely journey of writing her first novel.
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.