Born to Darkness by Suzanne Brockmann
Reviewed by Cassandra, Librarian at Mary Jacobs Library
I am very familiar with Suzanne Brockmann’s various romantic suspense series. She really knows how to weave a hot and steamy tale involving Navy Seals. However, Brockmann has changed directions just a little bit. There is a still a Navy Seal (Thank God!) but she has now jumped into the sci fi fray. The story starts off in alternate Boston. I am still not sure how the world came into its current condition but I’m sure I will find out as the series progress.
The main focus seemed to be on the prickly heroine Mac (Michelle) and her potential love interest, blacklisted NAVY Seal, Shane. In a world where most people are considered Fractions, there are a small percentage of people called Greater-Thans who have access to parts of the brain that others don’t. They develop abilities such as telekinesis, telepathy and rapid healing. Mac has the power to affect people’s emotions and physically alter her body to make her look unrecognizable. She works with an elite team of Greater-Than’s who specialize in training those with potential and putting a stop to organizations that would exploit them. The other characters featured in this book include the powerful leader of Mac’s team Bach, her partner Diaz and his love interest, the quirky scientist Elliot. There is also Anna, a Fraction who gets drawn into this strange new world that she previously didn’t know existed and her sister, Nika who gets abducted by the very people that Mac and her team are trying to hunt down. Even with 7 points of view to follow -this is one steamy and thrilling ride. This is a massively long book but it was worth every thrilling second.