Fiction by Bayard & Holmes
Shoes? Check. Flowers? Check. Cake? Check. Restore power balance of Western Hemisphere? Working on it.
When CIA operative Sonia Pérez goes wedding shopping with her mother, she gets more than she bargains for. Not only is a national security crisis dumped in her lap, but she discovers that a knack for espionage runs in the family. With a top-level government traitor and no one on the inside to trust, she teams up with an old partner and a new one – her mother, a veteran Cold War spy. Her country is in jeopardy, her family is in the crosshairs of a madman, and Sonia must choose between her own future and the future of her nation and its people.
“The Spy Bride starts with a bang and never lets up . . . a fantastic debut thriller.”
~~ Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author of the Lucy Kincaid series
Eighty years in the future, America has devolved into a totalitarian theocracy. The ruling Josephites clone the only seeds that grow in the post-apocalyptic climate, allowing their Prophet to control who eats and who starves.
Subsisting on the fringes, Archer risks violation and death each day as she scours the forest for game to feed her people. When a Josephite refugee seeks sanctuary in her home, Archer is driven to chance a desperate gamble. A gamble that will bring down the Prophet and deliver seeds and freedom, or end in a fiery death for herself and for everyone she loves.
Seeds are life. . . . Seeds are power. . . . Seeds are the only hope of a despairing people.
“Thrilling, moving, and ultimately hopeful . . . A novel to be savored.”
~ James Rollins, New York Times Bestselling Author