Devoid of rain, the earth has shrunk to dust and salt, hemmed by a swollen sea. Survivors gather to reestablish order, but it's nothing like before. It is Jeremiah's world.
Commanded by the cruel Garrick, Jem is a Watchman and hunter of Disses: rebels who dare to challenge the Tower and its ruling Council. Loner by design and killer by nature, he's unapologetically part of a cruel regime until a new assignment exposes a web of deceit, and past sins demand their reckoning.
When a young boy elicits his sympathy and an enigmatic woman his interest, Jem is made to question everything he believes before undertaking one last terrifying mission. Now he must do unto others if he's to take care of his own.
In this dark and compelling first novel from a stunning new voice in fiction, it is impossible to know who is friend or foe, hero or villain.
©2016 Jane Abbott (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
A fair attempt in an overcrowded genre but the characters were generally unconvincing. The degree of torture and physical trauma described in the book seemed not to have the impact on characters one might expect (similar to how the baddies can't shoot straight in adventure movies). This created an empathy disconnect, working against the tone for which the author seemed to be striving.
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