Author: Sarah Jayne Carr
Heroine: Amelia Hamilton
A week prior to Amelia's 23rd birthday, she's a sissy and she isn't strong. She runs away from confrontation and has a difficult time standing up for herself. Over the course of the next week, that's all about to change.
For years, she has suppressed events from her childhood that cause her to wake up from inescapable nightmares in cold sweats. When Amelia's grandfather resurfaces in the world, she is forced to face her demons and dig deep for an inner strength to face him before he takes away everything she loves. Marius Benedict isn't willing to stop until he gets what he wants: Amelia Hamilton in his back pocket for his sinister deeds.
Amelia's grandfather, Marius Benedict, once headed The Physician Coalition, an elite group of doctors who threw the Hippocratic Oath out the window. Years ago, they used a low-risk medical research study as a front for their experiments. Without their consent, innocents were injected with JackRabbit7, a hazardous substance used to alter their DNA. The victims were left with less-than-desirable super-human powers or excruciating death. Years after he disbanded the group, Marius has a new plan and is reforming The Coalition.
Max, a mysterious stranger from the Insurance Agency, offers to help keep Amelia safe. He introduces The Agency as an underground government organization that contains and eliminates those who intend to harm the world. To protect The Agency, the truth of their activities are concealed and replaced with sugar-coated stories in the media.
Over the course of the next week, Amelia has to accept the truth and learn who can be trusted. At midnight on her 23rd birthday, a contract between The Coalition and The Insurance Agency will expire, giving Marius full rein to approach his granddaughter and finish the project he started with her so many years ago.
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