In a world of superpowers, the Protectors defend the world from the Consortium, a group of supervillains bent on destruction and political upheaval. However, when Pariah, the youngest and newest member of the Protectors, saves the life of Puppeteer, the leader of the Consortium, they are drawn together by the single act of kindness into much more than a chance encounter. While Pariah and Puppeteer's relationship deepens, a new villain emerges, beholden to ne and destructive in ways both physical and psychological, who can dredge up the shadows of their pasts and use their memories against them. Loyalties will be tested and lives fundamentally changed when secret identities are on the line and mysterious pasts are involved. Despite the challenges presented by their growing feelings for each other, the tensions building around them, and a terrifying new threat, the two foxes will do everything they can to uphold their morals and discover how to save the world.
Born in California, M. Andrew Rudder spent most of his life in the American South. He now reads broadly and tries to convince friends to eat weird animals with him. If found in the wild, please return him to a building with air conditioning.