Brilliant investigator Luka Foxe's hidden mental talent is out of control, making him barely able to function in the aftermath of violence, and the body count is rising. The convoluted trail leads to a corrupt pharma industry and the possibility of an illegal, planet-sized laboratory. In the face of increasing threats, he must rely on an enigmatic, lethal woman he just met, but she has deep secrets of her own.
Mairwen Morganthur hides extraordinary skills under the guise of a dull night-shift guard. The last thing she wants is to provide personal security for a hot-shot investigator, or to be plunged into a murky case involving sabotage, treachery, and the military covert operations division that would love to discover she’s still alive.
Two more lives in a rising death count won’t bother their enemies one bit. Their only hope for survival lies in revealing their dark secrets and learning to trust one another.
Overload Flux features two very different main characters, on one side we have Mairwen a trained killer who has been hiding in plain sight whilst acting as a night time security guard. Her life takes a turn when her new “assignment" requests she assist him with his ongoing investigation and Mairwen struggles to keep her training and enhanced abilities a secret. Then we have the investigator, Luka Foxe, a man with his own secrets. He has the uncanny ability to be able to recreate crime scenes in his head and it's something that is tearing him apart. I cannot imagine how truly horrendous it would be to see foul events play out in my imagination but this brilliant, honourable man has to live with it. He is a man on the edge, as his talent is out of control, but to avenge his recently deceased friends he will need to dig deep. Luckily Mairwen is no slouch and as they learn slowly to trust each other a mutual respect occurs.
This was an amazing adventure and really brought a possible future to life. Unfortunately greed and avarice are still very much a part of life, with corruption not too far behind. In a world where pharmaceutical and chemical companies have perfected unbelievable strides, we see two damaged people with their backs against the wall but they are determined to do the right thing.
I did really enjoy this story but as I'm a hopeless romantic I just wanted perhaps a little more romance. Nevertheless it was a fabulous read and I happily recommend Ms Van Natta's work.