Moscow, 2138. With the world only beginning to recover from the complete societal collapse of the late 21st Century, Zoya scrapes by prepping corpses for funerals and dreams of saving enough money to have a child. When her brother forces her to bring him a mysterious package, she witnesses his murder and finds herself on the run from ruthless mobsters. Frantically trying to stay alive and save her loved ones, Zoya opens the package and discovers two unusual data cards, one that allows her to fight back against the mafia and another which may hold the key to everlasting life.
Cross debuts with fantastic story-telling, interesting setting and compelling characters. The story is fast-moving and grabs you from the first page. Absolutely recommend it to anyone who enjoys high-quality sci-fi.
From the onset, the cast is thoughtfully developed and characterized in a way that allows them to appear and reappear seamlessly. The author’s wordsmithing puts you in the action. You feel like you’re being chased through the blight left behind by ravage, you can sense the hair-rising danger at every turn and Zoya’s subtle sexiness is palpable. This book has the hallmark of a blockbuster movie. I can’t wait to read more from Mr. Cross.