"The Operator" is the second book in Harrison's new series, The Peri Reed Chronicles.
Peri just wants to live her life without Opti, and without anyone trying to use her for her drafting abilities. She still can't remember the last three years. She has a diary of the year she lost before she infiltrated Opti in order to find the corruption and bring the organization down. She's too afraid of what she might find out about herself.
Bill isn't willing to let Peri go, she's his best agent and he will do anything to get her back under his thumb. He uses Jack, and another drafter named Michael to try to convince her to come back to him. It only pushes her further away. Bill is forced to do something horrible in order to get Peri to return.
I won't give up too much more, because I don't want to spoil anyone who will be reading this.
It is very much science fiction where Harrison's other series was urban fantasy. This was not a deterrent for me, but rather like a breath of fresh air. Harrison's writing is beautiful and she has created another fantastic world! "The Operator" is fast paced, and exciting. A must read for anyone who has read and enjoyed the first book in the series.
Highly recommend to anyone who has read the first book in the series. This is a great series for anyone who is a fan of Kim Harrison's or a fan of science fiction.
On-the-run ex-agent Peri Reed returns bigger and bolder than ever in this second highly-anticipated installment in #1 New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison's new suspense trilogy, The Peri Reed Chronicles.
Peri Reed’s job eats her mind, but for a special task agent in hiding, forgetting the past can be a blessing.
Betrayed by the man she thought she loved and the agency who turned her into the very thing she fought against, Peri abandoned the wealth and privilege of Opti for anonymity riddled with memory gaps and self-doubt. But when a highly addictive drug promises to end her dependency on those who’d use her as a tool for their own success, she must choose to remain broken and vulnerable, or return to the above-the-law power and prestige she once left: strong but without will—for whoever holds her next fix, will hold her loyalty.
Yet even now as then, a love based on lies of omission might still save her life.