Author: Tere Michaels
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: AngstyG
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
The Vigilante: Book One
In a dystopian near future, New York City has become the epicenter of decadence—gambling, the flesh trade, a playground for the wealthy. And underneath? Crime, fueled by “Dead Bolt,” a destructive designer drug. This New City is where Nox Boyet leads a double life. At night, he is the Vigilante, struggling to keep the streets safe for citizens abandoned by the corrupt government and police. During the day, he works in construction and does his best to raise his adopted teenaged son, Sam.
A mysterious letter addressed to Sam brings Nox in direct contact with “model” Cade Creel, a high-end prostitute working at the Iron Butterfly Casino. Suspicion gives way to an intense attraction as dark figures from Nox’s past and the mysterious peddlers of Dead Bolt begin to descend—and put all their lives in danger. When things spin out of control, Cade is the only person Nox can trust to help him save Sam.
Nox lived through the worst day of his, and many New Yorkers, life and came out the other side… I don’t know that I would say better for it, but stronger for it. He lives in fear and does everything he can to protect his son. A son who he did not father, but they rescued each other 17 years ago. Tere Michaels dystopian thriller Who Knows the Storm kept me turning the pages. It is intriguing and confusing. It is sweet and gritty. It is the start of what I am sure will be a fabulous series.
Cade is a farm boy from South Carolina turned stripper. Somehow he gets himself mixed up with stuff much bigger than even he knows. It sends him on a collision course with Nox and Sam and proves just how small a world it is some times. He unwittingly waltzes into danger from all sides. His employers aren’t what they appear. His clients are using him, well of course they are… but for something more sinister than sex. His lover is a secretive bastard. Together Nox, Sam, and Cade have to learn who to trust and from whom to run.
Just because you are paranoid, doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you. That is the phrase that kept running through my mind while reading Who Knows the Storm. Michaels created a rich and full picture of post-storm New York. It took me a little while to understand everything that was happening, because there are twists and turns in every scene. This is a story that I will enjoy reading again and again.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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