Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Mercury Striking (The Scorpius Syndrome #1) by Rebecca Zanetti

Mercury Striking by Rebecca ZanettiPost-Apocalyptic Romance

From Goodreads:

With nothing but rumors to lead her, Lynn Harmony has trekked across a nightmare landscape to find one man—a mysterious, damaged legend who protects the weak and leads the strong. He’s more than muscle and firepower—and in post-plague L.A., he’s her only hope. As the one woman who could cure the disease, Lynn is the single most volatile—and vulnerable—creature in this new and ruthless world. But face to face with Jax Mercury…

Danger has never looked quite so delicious.

There is a lot to like in Mercury Striking.  Both Lynn Harmony and Jax Mercury are very strong main characters and an equally strong cast of secondary characters supports them.  The plot revolves around a plague that has killed many and changed those that survived.  There is no cure but there is a supplement that keeps the illness at bay.

This is a romance.  The interaction between Mercury and Lynn is used to do both the world building and tell the back story.  The plot features the struggle to stay alive and to keep Lynn safe.  She is on the run from a man from her past who will go to any lengths to get her back under his control.

There is the hint of a solution to the illness and the hooks for future stories and romances in the series.  While Mercury and Lynn get their HEA there are still many problems left as the book ends. Mercury Striking is a interesting start to a new series full of interesting possibilities for future books.

Zebra Published Mercury Striking by Rebecca Zanetti in 2016.

I received an ARC of Mercury Striking from Netgalley in return for an honest Review.

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