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 Vinnie tells its own story. Whatever else Raze is concealing, he can’t hide his desire . . .
I was so intrigued by Raze and he's everything I wanted him to be and oh, so much more. Yes, he has his own agenda and we learn pretty early on what he intends to do, but can he really be so cold as to betray Vinnie? Vinnie has verbal diarrhea at times which is so funny and Raze just handles it and no messing! Loved seeing him take in his stride Vinnie talking to what could be imaginary friends but for Vinnie it's a terrible secret she's desperate to hide. The Scorpius Syndrome changes people but it's different for everyone and I'm still not sure exactly what's happened in Vinnie's brain but whatever is going on, it's not over yet.
Fighting to survive in this inhospitable post-apocalyptic environment is definitely not easy. Food supplies are dwindling, deadly Rippers are roaming the streets, other factions and gangs are all seeking territory, oh and not to forget that the President is insane. Amidst all this we get not just Vinnie and Raze but the hint of other relationships brewing and it's a wonderful amalgamation of so many plot lines.
Everyone, and I do mean everyone, is searching for the mysterious bunker. To some it's sanctuary, to others the possibility of a cure but essentially it's where all their hope comes home to roost! Loving these characters, the tension that builds and underlying danger. Ms Zanetti turned just a few short days into a riveting read that never felt rushed and I'm so looking forward to the next instalment, Justice Ascending.
I was gifted a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.