This is the first book in the Dead World series by Jordan Summers.
Gina Santiago is a member of an elite tactical team in charge of protecting the world. She's devoted her life to apprehending the most heinous criminals that prey on society - and now she's after the worst one yet.
On her own, with no backup, the trail takes her to a dusty, tight-knit town on the fringes of society, where everyone's a suspect. Even the sexy sheriff, Morgan Hunter, isn't telling her everything. Gina knows he's trouble, but she's inexorably drawn to him.
The closer Gina comes to finding out the secret of this sleepy little town and its big bad sheriff; the closer she comes to catching the predator, the more scared she gets - because she's beginning to realize that she has a secret, too. A secret that will change Gina's life. and make her the killer's prey.
This was a good read - I think the series will probably get better as it goes along. :)
Set in the year 2160, we find Gina working more or less as a policeman's policeman. The United States is gone and in it's place are republics that are policed by sheriff's. Gina works for the International Police Tactical Team - they are the best of the best.
The boundaries of the Republics are strictly defended - from Unknowns that live outside the boundaries. These are people -or beings- that refuse to be tagged and recognized by the Republics. Unknowns are considered 'less than' and can be killed outright - no questions asked.
I would consider this book a 'paranormal thriller'. It is about a serial killer - the serial killer just happens to be of the supernatural kind. :)
I give this book 3 out of 5 stars. I will read the next books in the series because I really like the character Red and I am interested in what is going to happen to her next.
1. Red (2008)
2. Scarlet (2009)
3. Crimson (2009)