A trainee spy. A washed-up operative.
A doomsday cult with a city to burn.
Xiu thinks her recovery mission is leading her to the middle of nowhere, but when she reaches a derelict city on the Chinese border, she finds a seasoned operative with only a pistol, twenty rounds and a broken heart.
Cut off from the rest of the world, Xiu and her new, begrudging mentor face an unimaginable enemy: a paramilitary apocalypse cult with room for two, and irradiation for two million.
Zero by Nathan M. Farrugia ( Helix, #10)
She wasn’t even a full-fledged operative, but when a well-armed paramilitary doomsday cult rain death upon her comrades, Xiu barely escapes with her life. Now it is up to her to find an elusive, seasoned warrior, Jian and stop the irradiation of millions with the Red Dust. Can they prevent the annihilation of innocents? Is Xiu too green and Jian too worn out to do the impossible? They says heroes aren’t born, they are created during the worst of times and this time things couldn’t get any worse.
Nathan M. Farrugia is back with the tenth episode of his non-stop action thriller series, Helix and ZERO is the perfect title…because the clock is ticking down…
Once again, the tension is razor taut, the action breathtaking and the characters brilliant in a gritty and mesmerizing way as a damaged pro and a young trainee take on a force of soldiers with only their heart and sheer force of will to succeed. No mincing of words, no extraneous blather, just pure adrenaline-inducing scenes that flash past like an explosive fireball!
I received a complimentary copy from Nathan M. Farrugia! This is my honest and voluntary review.