Corey McAllister lived through the first alien attack fourteen years ago. Plagued by nightmares of the giant Bugs that had infected him and made him a Haunt, he’s still leery of the government that detained him for his own protection.
Now, fully human with a PhD behind his name, he’s ready to embrace his future in aerospace engineering. But when the abandoned and forgotten alien beacons in our atmosphere send out a signal that causes a response from the former Haunts, Corey’s plans are delayed. He’s instead recruited to help find a way to stop the Bugs from returning to Earth.
Kitriona Vanetti was spared during the last attack when the Bugs passed her over to take her younger sister. Kit’s interest in insects came from a desire to be prepared for another invasion. The entomologist has been enlisted to join Corey’s team. However, it’s clear her skills as a “bug doctor” will only be needed in a worst-case scenario.
Their attraction grows into a something stronger as they work to find a way to save the world. Another detainment for the Haunts is enacted. This time a secret, underground military installation in Raven Rock Mountain will keep the Haunts safe from any more alien signals as well as the hate groups lurking outside the gates.
Corey has been down this road before. The pressure is on to stop the Bugs from returning before society decides to go with Plan B and destroy the Haunts once and for all. As Corey gets closer to Kit, he discovers the women he loves could be an even bigger threat to humanity than the Bugs.
by Allison B. Hanson on 2018-02-26
Can love survive on the edge of humanity?
It's Dillon McAllister's grim duty to track down alien-infected humans-aka "Haunts"-and quarantine them to the Outer Banks for their protection. His job disgusts him, but he continues because if he can get to them before the other hunters, at least they'll be treated with respect.
But now he as a new client with a different mission: to get a pharmaceutical executive's daughter out of the Outer Banks, because she may hold the key to a cure.
Dr. Emery Mitchell hates what she's become, but she knows she may be the only hope for three hundred thousand detainees isolated on the North Carolina barrier islands-including herself.
Dillon is the only man who seems to be able to see the woman behind the black eyes and cool skin, and as she slowly begins to trust him, she starts to see herself as he sees her. A human woman with a human heart.
As society begins to unravel, the pressure is on to find a cure before the hate groups calling for eradication can no longer be drowned out.