Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Review: The Storm That is Sterling by Lisa Renee Jones
The Storm that is Sterling is the second book in the Zodius series by Lisa Renee Jones and a Romance from SourceBooks Casablanca.
He’s Her Best Weapon...
Sterling Jeter has remarkable powers as the result of a secret experiment to create a breed of super soldiers. Now he has to use everything he’s got to help beautiful, brilliant Rebecca Burns, the only astrobiologist alive who can save humanity from a super-enhanced, deadly street drug.
Sterling and Rebecca’s teenage romance was interrupted, and now they’re virtually strangers. But the heat and attraction are still there, and even entrapment by an evil enemy can’t stop them from picking up their mutual passion right where they left off...
Sterling Jeter is brilliant and fourteen years ago he was hacking into government computers to make extra money to help support his alcoholic grandmother.
That computer genius came to the attention of the US military and Sterling was ‘politely’ asked to enlist.
Now Sterling is part of an experimental group of Super Soldiers known as GTECH’s. His group of Renegade soldiers are led by Caleb and they are determined to use their enhanced abilities against Caleb’s twin brother, Adam, who wants to literally rule the world.
Adam’s latest endeavor to control humans is the street drug ICE. One use of ICE and the user is hooked - and if they don’t continue to use ICE - they die.
Sterling and his group are determined to put an end to ICE - but before they can do that, they have to find a way to counter act the permanent side effect of death by withdrawal.
Rebecca Burns is an astrobiologist and she is the only scientist left who may be able to create an antidote to ICE. But she is already on Adam’s radar and he’d like to have her on his team - whether she’s willing or not.
For me, The Storm that is Sterling is even better than The Legend of Michael.
I really like Sterling, and Becca can hold her own - aside from Sterling’s enhanced abilities, they are on equal footing.
I give The Storm that is Sterling 4 out of 5 stars.
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (11-1-11)