Scorpius Syndrome #2
by Rebecca Zanetti
Published: August 30, 2016
Sold by: Penguin Random House
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Before the Scorpius Syndrome tore through North America and nearly wiped out the population, Vivienne Wellington was the FBI’s best profiler. The bacteria got her anyway. But she survived. She recovered. And when she woke up from a drug-nightmare of captivity, her skills as a hunter of men had gone from merely brilliant to full-on uncanny. Her mysterious rescuer wants her to put them to the test. But no matter how tempting he is, with his angel’s eyes and devil’s tongue, Vinnie knows she shouldn’t trust him.
If the FBI were still around they would rate Raze Shadow as one of the bad guys. His military training can’t wipe out his association with the Mercenaries, the most feared gang in a thousand miles. His loyalties are compromised. He won’t even tell Vinnie his real name. But there’s no FBI in the new America of fear and firepower, only instinct and risk.
And the way his arms wrap around Vinnie tells its own story. Whatever else Raze is concealing, he can’t hide his desire . . .
My Thoughts: Shadow Falling is the second book in Rebecca Zanetti's Scorpius Syndrome Series, and though I haven't read the first book, I thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait to go back and read Mercury Rising. Set in a post-apocolyptic world where the majority of the human race has been infected by a mysterious virus that has killed many, left many completely crazy and out of their mind, others partially insane, and some sane, but dependent on vitamin B to survive. The few that haven't been infected are few and far between. Raze is a mercenary and the hero of this book. Vinnie is the female lead who he has rescued and is falling for, despite his attempts not to. He has a secret agenda, however, one he doesn't want to carry out, yet one he has to, despite his growing feelings for this woman.
They live on a compound which is comprised of those not infected, and those sane, but dependent on the serum in order to continue to be that way. Danger lurks at every corner and requires constant vigilance, determination, and battle in order to survive. Raze finds himself in one of the fiercest battles of all, along with his new companions, as they work together to both save and keep safe those they love. They find themselves in an alliance with those they aren't sure they can trust, in the middle of a battle they aren't sure they can win.
Shadow falling has danger, excitement, suspense, and romance all wrapped up into one. If you enjoy post-apocolyptic novels, then the Scorpius Syndrome Series by Rebecca Zanetti is one you most definitely will want to check out.