In this pulse-pounding and thrillingly sensual novel, New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian returns to the mesmerizing world of the Midnight Breed, following new characters into a dark future where an uneasy peace can unravel into war -- and a great betrayal can mask an all-consuming love.
Twenty years after the terror of First Dawn -- when mankind learned that vampires lived secretly among them -- the threat of violence reigns as the two species struggle to coexist. The only group preserving the fragile harmony is the Order, an elite cadre of Breed warriors dedicated to protecting humans and vampires alike. And in this precarious world of torn loyalties and shattered trust, Mira, a fiery squad captain, finds that every fight bears an intensely personal cost.
Raised among the Order, Mira has always believed in the warrior's code of swift -- and even lethal -- justice. But the one thing she desires more than the Order's hard-won acceptance is Kellan Archer, a sexy but troubled Breed fighter. In love with him since childhood, Mira once broke through his tough exterior during an unexpected night of rapture, but the next day he mysteriously disappeared, never to return.
Kellan didn't think he would ever see Mira again -- or have to confront the truth of why he left. After abandoning the Order years ago, he now leads a band of human rebels intent on carrying out their own vigilante rule of law. Yet a high-profile kidnapping assignment brings him face-to-face with the past he sought to avoid, and the striking woman he has tried desperately to forget. And as tensions mount and the risk of bloodshed grows, Kellan and Mira must take sides -- between the competing missions that dominate their lives, and the electrifying passion that claims their hearts.
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Read in February, 2013
After reading Edge of Dawn by Lara Adrian it felt like coming home to my favorite people. I missed reading about breed warriors and their lives. This time it takes up after twenty years from the last book where Breeds and humans are supposedly living in a society. Although some of the people are up to no good when dealing with various weapons that can kill vampires forever. If you remember Mira, she is a breed mate and warrior who lost her love Kellan Archer. She lost him when he died from an explosion and has tried to get on with her life but it's been hard. Then she is directed to drive a scientist to a conference who in the process is kidnapped along with him. The people responsible are rebels who need to find out what he knows about this unusual weapon. The rebel leader names is Bowman who is really Archer, Mira's lover. She doesn't understand why Archer is hiding and leading rebels. I like the series and can't wait until the next book is out. I received the ARC digital format from Net Galley and Random House for an honest review.