By Sophie Littlefield
Awakening in a bleak panorama, Cass buck vaguely remembers enduring anything negative. Having no thought what percentage days--or weeks--have handed, she slowly realizes the scary fact: her daughter, Ruthie, has vanished. And along with her, the vast majority of civilization. rather than winding during the once-lush hills, the roads at the present time see simply cannibalistic Beaters--people became hungry for human flesh via a central authority scan long past wrong.
In a damaged, barren California, Cass will suffer a harrowing quest to get Ruthie again. Few humans belief an outsider--much much less person who bears the telltale scars of a Beater attack--but she reveals defense with an enigmatic outlaw, Smoke. And she'll want him greater than ever while his ragged band of survivors examine that she and Ruthie became the main feared, and wanted, guns in a courageous new world....
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The danger seemed to increase exponentially by the second. Speaking of danger, the appearance of the military destroyer was more than she had dreamed, but simultaneously represented a threat of its own. Not the least of which was one Captain Michael Drake. Currently, he and his crew were receiving medical treatment under guard. Observing him earlier as he lay unconscious in the cell, Queenie had noticed his handsome face despite the ugly bruises. His dark brown hair glowed with health, tempting her with just the right amount of thickness.
She jabbed a finger toward him. “Your fucking destroyer is too damaged. ” Heh. Good. Drake tested his sore cheek with a fingertip. “Too damaged, or you didn‟t know how to repair it? Perhaps now you‟ll believe my story. ” “Fuck you. ” Sarcasm bubbled from his throat. ” A rock-solid roundhouse punch from Queenie connected with his lower jaw. The force of the hit knocked him back onto the cot. It took Drake several minutes to regain composure, and he remained seated lest she interpret any movement as retaliation.
Code to the men who sat on either side of him. Whatever they were discussing wasn‟t worth the negative attention it was bound to attract if the guards discovered it. Drake didn‟t dare speak for fear of retaliation, but one of his stony-eyed looks shut down the conversation as soon as Rubin saw that he‟d been caught. Beside him, McKinley shifted restlessly. Brows furrowed, her hazel eyes constantly tracked the surrounding guards. Drake leaned close to her. ” he 51 murmured. She rattled her shackles in frustration.