Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Date: October 2016
Duration: 12 hours 14 minutes
Twelve years after a devastating world war between the green-eyed, magical Gifted and the dark-eyed, non-magical Ashkind, a fragile peace holds society together. It is maintained by a brutal Gifted law-enforcement organization known as the Department, led by the brilliant, ruthless detective David Elmsworth.
But David's position is tenuous. He has raised his fifteen-year-old adopted daughter, Rose, with a terrible secret: within them lie creatures programmed to kill, and every six weeks, locked within metal rooms underneath their house, they must succumb to an excruciating transformation.
Over the years, Rose has learned to lie-to her closest friends, to her teachers, and to her father's colleagues in the amoral, chaotic Department offices where she has grown up. She has never lied to her father. But when an escaped murderer named Loren Arkwood starts hunting down Department members, Rose's loyalties-to the Department and to David-are severely tested.
How much does Rose really know about her father's past? How far is the Department willing to go to maintain order? And, when the time comes, will Rose choose to protect her secret-or the people she loves?