Shades of Treason eBook
Shades of Treason eBook
He's the instructor she can't forget. She's the cadet he couldn't break.
Lieutenant Ramie Ashdyn is an anomaly, a person whose genetics makes her stronger and smarter than the average human. She's pledged her life to protect the Coalition, an alliance of thirteen planetary systems, but when a top secret operation turns bloody, she's charged with treason and the brutal executions of her teammates.
The Coalition needs the information Ash's team stole on their last mission, so they send in Commander Rhys "Rest in Peace" Rykus to get it. He's the man who's responsible for turning Ash into an elite soldier... and he's a man who isn't, never was, and never will be in love with the woman he trained. Or so he tells himself.
Ash wants nothing more than to clear her name and be the woman her former instructor wants her to be, but the enemy who killed her teammates did more than frame her for treason and murder: they telepathically silenced her mind, preventing her from saying anything that might point to the truth about what happened. Now Ash is trapped and set to be executed, the truth dying with her. Unless she can prove her innocence. But taking that path could destroy the Coalition she's sworn to preserve and protect...
I know it's a great story when I don't want to put the book down and read past my bedtime, and Shades of Treason was just that. A wonderful scifi romance, with two fantastic, complex characters stuck in a seemingly hopeless position – Lieutenant Ramie Ashdyn is charged with treason and the murder of her teammates and a telepath has made it physically and mentally impossible for her to defend herself. Commander Rhys Rykus is sent in by the Coalition to make her talk, since he’s the man who trained her and because of her loyalty training has been imprinted on her mind as her commander, which should compel her to obey him and give him the cipher for a file that the Coalition needs. Of course Ash doesn’t just take things lying down, she’s determined to escape and prove her innocence, and Rhys is determined to get the cipher, despite his feelings for her, so he has to pursue her. I love lots of action and this story doesn’t disappoint, but along with the action there is plenty of character development and back story, making me eager to see how they find a way to solve all the problems they’re both facing. It seems that this is the first book in a new series, and I’m really looking forward to reading more.