“I was back, my home was empty, and I didn’t even have to kill anyone to get it that way. All-in-all, it was the best homecoming I’ve ever had.”
It’s taken six months, but Magnolia Kelch finally seems to have her new powers under control…and not a moment too soon. Upon her return home, she’s greeted not by her own team of agents – a group called the Network that is led by her mentor, Thirteen – but by a second Network unit, headed by British agent Colin St. Pierre. Unfortunately, Theo, a Network agent who shares an intimate connection with Magnolia, doesn’t trust Colin as a new commander. And when team missions collide, Magnolia finds herself in the middle of Network infighting, asking herself who among those closest to her truly has her best interests at heart. Still, a greater threat lies on the horizon when someone from Magnolia’s past returns hell-bent on locating the source of Magnolia’s powers and using them for his own sinister purposes.
“In that last moment of consciousness I had to chastise myself. I was not supposed to live in this world without violence and pain. And I was an idiot to have ever let myself think otherwise.”
Magnolia Kelch is no stranger to pain. Beautiful and powerful, she’s spent her entire life at the mercy of her sadistic father and the rest of the Kelch clan, who have tortured her and tested the limits of her powers. After one particularly heinous night that leaves Magnolia nearly dead, she finally sees her chance for escape…
But this first taste of freedom is short-lived when she collides with Thirteen, head of the Network—a secret organization dedicated to fighting supernatural criminals—who recruits her into the group. Even as she’s coming to grips with this new life and the horrific memories that still haunt her, she’s conflicted by her growing attraction to fellow team member Theo and the emergence of new, untested abilities. After months of grueling training, her loyalty to the team is tested when she learns her target is the Network’s most wanted: the Kelch family.
Revenge may course through her veins, but so does the blood of the Kelches. And opposing her family may cost her the thing she treasures most. After all, Magnolia is still a Kelch. And the Kelch are damned.