Dishonorably discharged, former Navy SEAL Shane Laughlin is down to his last ten bucks when he finally finds work as a test subject at the Obermeyer Institute, a little-known and believed-to-be-fringe scientific research facility. When he enters the OI compound, he is plunged into a strange world where seemingly mild-mannered scientists including women half his size can kick his highly skilled ass. Shane soon discovers that there are certain individuals who possess the unique ability to access untapped regions of the brain with extraordinary results including telekinesis, super strength, and reversal of the aging process. Known as Greater-Thans, this rare breed is recruited by OI, where they are rigorously trained using ancient techniques to cultivate their powers and wield them responsibly. But in the depths of America's second Great Depression, where the divide between the haves and the have-nots has grown even wider, those who are rich and reckless enough have a quick, seductive alternative: Destiny, a highly addictive designer drug that can make anyone a Greater-Than, with the power of eternal youth. The sinister cartel known as The Organization has begun mass-producing Destiny, and the demand is epidemic. But few realize the drug's true danger, and fewer still know the dirty secret of Destiny's crucial ingredient. Michelle Mac Mackenzie knows the ugly truth. And as one of the Obermeyer Institute's crack team of operatives, she's determined to end the scourge of Destiny. But her kick-ass attitude gets knocked for a loop when she finds that one of the new test subjects is none other than Shane, the same smoldering stranger who just rocked her world in a one-night stand. Although Shane isn t a Greater-Than like Mac, as an ex-SEAL, he's got talents of his own. But Mac's got powerful reasons to keep her distance from him and reasons that are just as strong to want him close. She's used to risking her life, but now, in the midst of the ultimate war on drugs, she must face sacrificing her heart.
About the Author
Since her explosion onto the publishing scene more than ten years ago, Suzanne Brockmann has written more than forty books, and is now widely recognized as one of the leading voices in romantic suspense. Her work has earned her repeated appearances on the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists, as well as numerous awards, including Romance Writers of America s #1 Favorite Book of the Year - three years running in 2000, 2001, and 2002 - two RITA awards, and many Romantic Times Reviewer s Choice Awards. Suzanne Brockmann lives west of Boston with her husband, author Ed Gaffney.
Melanie Ewbank has performed in numerous film and regional theater productions. She has also starred in the Lifetime Television series "Strong Medicine".
Patrick has narrated numerous audiobooks including The Power of Six Sigma, which was a finalist for a 2001 Audie Award. In addition to narrating audiobooks, Patrick is an accomplished stage actor, director and stage combat choreographer. He has worked extensively Off-Broadway and regionally for companies in Utah, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Virginia, South Carolina, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York and all over California, as well as Finland and Germany. Classically trained, his roles cover a wide range, from Vindice in The Revenger's Tragedy and Marc Antony in Julius Caesar to Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and The Big Bad Wolf in The 3 Little Pigs.