Strikers – When Escape Is The Only Way To Fight
Long ago the United States fractured into warring nations, peaceful times a fleeting thing and mistrust the only constant. Texas is the worst of them all, a cruel and totalitarian nation where crime is punished not with prison, but with a tattoo. For each crime a strike is marked upon the offender’s neck. At five strikes…death.
Karas Quick is sixteen and already holds a strike, which doesn’t bode well for a long life. Unlike the elites, people like Karas can expect to be dealt with harshly. Any accident might be labeled a crime. Even so, she’s carved out a life with friends she loves and a decent meal every day…well, most days.
When the elite guy she’s crushed on since forever risks his strike-free neck to help her out of a jam, everything goes wrong. Not only will her life be forfeit, but so will his. Even worse, every friend who knows what she’s done is equally doomed.
They are left with only one option, the last option. They can try to escape Texas, they can go Striker. If they’re caught, they’ll die. The prize if they succeed is something they never imagined: freedom.
Escape from Texas was only the beginning.
Karas and crew are free, but freedom is relative for a striker. Never sure when trouble might find them, they’ve spent a year trading along the great river and exploring the world they’ve only just discovered is real.
It’s a good life, but life on the sea is a treacherous thing. When a hurricane traps them between open ocean and the mysterious land of Florida – a place from which no visitor returns – they find themselves in greater danger than ever before.
Florida turns out to be more than a secretive place that hoards technology. It’s a land filled with dangerous plots and even more dangerous people. Texas is Florida’s enemy and nothing else matters except victory. Strikers like Karas and her friends are exactly what Florida has been looking for. Within their bodies they hold the keys to victory and Florida wants to posses those keys, no matter the cost. Whether or not the friends can survive contact with Florida will depend on how deeply they can dig into themselves for strength…and how much they’re willing to sacrifice.
The Strikers Audiobook is now available!
Audible/ACX offered to finance the production so I said…heck yeah! The most amazing narrator/actor has created over eleven hours of truly engaging and engrossing audio for this book and it is now for sale on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. If you’re into audiobook (which I really am) then this one is a winner. While I was listening to it, I could hardly believe it’s the same book I wrote!
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