Carrie Thatcher is a tough Imperial counter-terrorism agent. Her mission: pose as a sexy cyber-thief to entrap the torious rebel Dragonfly, who's planning a heist on the space station Casa de Esperanza - an orbital casi on the fringe of Imperial space. And this assignment's personal: Dragonfly murdered her closest friend, and she's in mood to show him mercy. Even getting stuck with the partner from hell-Malachite, her sociopathic ex-lover and the Empire's most dangerous agent-can't dampen her relish for the kill. With Carrie's expert weapons skills and penchant for cracking codes, insinuating herself into Dragonfly's confidence should be easy. But is he the ruthless killer she was led to believe? Or has her precious Empire deceived her? With Malachite watching her every move, the slightest flinch in loyalty means death. Carrie is soon racing to uncover an audacious treachery that will shock the Empire to its core . if she can stay alive for long eugh to expose it.
Erica Hayes was a law student, an air force officer, an editorial assistant and a musician, before finally landing her dream job: fantasy writer. She writes dark paranormal romance, urban fantasy and romantic science fiction, and her books feature tough, smart heroines and colorful heroes with dark secrets. She hails from Australia, where she drifts from city to city, leaving a trail of chaos behind her. Currently, she's terrorizing the wilds of Northumberland.