The Scorpius Syndrome #3
By: Rebecca Zanetti
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Before surviving the Scorpius bacterium, Tace Justice was a good ole Texas cowboy who served his country and loved his mama. After Scorpius, the world became dark, dangerous, and deadly... and so did he. The Vanguard medic is stronger, faster, and smarter than before, but he's lost the line between right and wrong. His passion is absolute, and when he focuses it on one woman, there's no turning back for either of them.
Sami Steel has been fighting to survive right alongside Tace, convincing the Vanguard soldiers she's one of them. In truth, Sami is a former hacker turned government agent who worked at The Bunker, where scientists stored both contaminants and cures. Only she knows the location, and she's not telling. Yet when sexual fire explodes between her and Tace, she'll face even that hell again to save him.
My Reivew: Justice Ascending is another fantastic installment in Rebecca Zanetti's Scorpius Syndrome Series. The story takes place in a postapocolyptic setting after the world has been ravaged by Scorpius, a virus that has wiped out most of the population and left those that have survived forever changed, some far worse than others. Justice Ascending is Sami and Tace's story. Both of them have survived the virus and are currently trusted soldiers at Vanguard, the compound set up by Jax Mercury, a sort of city within itself and a safe zone/refuge they work very hard to provide for those who live there. Justice Ascending picks up right after the events that occured in book two in the series, Shadow Falling.
Tace has been infected and is recovering from Scorpius, but it has left him......a different person......and the key to keeping them all well, Vitamin B injections, aren't working like they're suppossed to for Tace. The only thing keeping him halfway sane is one Sami Steel, but those lines begin to become blurred when their desire for one another rises above all sense of duty. What's worse, Tace is hiding his symptoms and Sami has her own secrets that are keeping her from opening up, but the passion between them that is hot, dirty, and raw, combined wiht the thin walls at the compound that do nothing to keep sound from traveling, aren't helping them keep what's going on between them a secret at all.
With the threat of danger drastically increasing, and the even greater threat of losing Tace to what's happening to him, something that only Sami understands, she comes clean and they soon find themselves in a battle to face all battles, one they aren't sure they can win.
Justice Ascending is an edge of your seat, hot, sexy, action-packed story done in that style that is Rebecca Zanetti's alone, and will keep you up to the wee hours of the morning turning the pages, fanning your face, and biting your nails as you frantically read in order to find out what happens next. It is a great read and a great installment in this series, one you won't want to miss.
Quotes from Justice Ascending:
“It’s okay, Sami. I’ll talk to Tace. If he doesn’t forgive you, we’ll just shoot him. I promise.”
“Nothing in me, not one little atom or molecule, wants to let go. Fuck. You’re in my head all the time, in my chest, in my damn skin. I breathe you, damn it.”
“I love the darkness as much as the light,” she whispered. “All of you – I want it all.”
“I kinda feel like you’re my little sister.”
At those words, those kind words, she lost her anger and burst into tears.
“Holy fuck no.” Jax backed away, shaking his hands. “Don’t do that. God, don’t do that.”
“You made her cry,” Damon snapped.
“I’m…not…crying,” she sobbed.
“Jesus.” Jax moved in and put both arms around her, patting her back like she was choking. Her ribs rattled. “It’s okay. Um, let it out.”
… “Make her stop crying, you asshole,” Damon growled.”
“He’ll be fine.”
Tace’s chest warmed at the support.
“Or I’ll shoot him in the head, and we won’t have to worry about it any longer,” Raze finished. “It could go either way.”
Tace studied the former sniper. “Are you joking?”
“Eh.” Raze lifted a shoulder.”
“Love makes phenomenal soldiers act like morons. I know… I did. - Jax Mercury”