Mercury Striking

The Scorpius Syndrome, #1

I am so excited that New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Zanetti has started a new series. Unlike her wildly popular romantic suspense Sin Brothers’ series, this time Rebecca has entered the world of Urban Fantasy to create a deeply distributing future that is full of characters clinging on to hope in the novel Mercury Striking, the first book in the Scorpius Syndrome series.

The world building in Mercury Striking will appeal to Walking Dead fans but instead of Zombies, there are Rippers and how she creates their existence is original. The main characters are very interesting and emotionally damaged. One has kept himself emotionally isolated while the other has been physically isolated. When they start to let their guards down, their relationship deepens even as everything around them falls apart. The only reason I didn't give this book a higher score was that the couple's sexual experiences wasn't my cup of tea. There is light BDSM and it's very much his preferences. I never got the feeling that it was “her turn”. However, if you are a fan of alpha males, Jax Mercury is your man.

Usually I get overwhelmed with stories that have many characters because I feel that they take away from the main couple’s storyline and after a while I can’t tell all them apart. However, this has NEVER been the case with any of Rebecca’s stories. This author could teach a course on how to integrate minor characters into a story. She has created so many people to care about that I want this series to continue on for a long time.

Book Blurb for Mercury Striking

With nothing but rumors to lead her, Lynn Harmony has trekked across a nightmare landscape to find one man—a mysterious, damaged legend who protects the weak and leads the strong. He’s more than muscle and firepower—and in post-plague L.A., he’s her only hope. As the one woman who could cure the disease, Lynn is the single most volatile—and vulnerable—creature in this new and ruthless world. But face to face with Jax Mercury…

Danger has never looked quite so delicious…

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2016 4.50