Stranded. Tanzania, East Africa. A rare asteroid shower has decimated the earth. There’s no way out. No way home.
Honest Gabe Hungert has never told a lie. His integrity sets him apart from everyone else, so when his brother accuses him of the unthinkable, Gabe's reputation is tarnished. Banished from the colony of Aftermath, he's sent out into the harsh savannah with nothing but the clothes on his back. Exile in this forsaken land can only mean one thing. Death.
Claire Henderson is a desperate mother intent on protecting her child and the dangerous and sexy outcast Gabe Hunter is the only man who can help her. But he's not about to forgive Claire for what she’s done--his bitterness runs far too deep.
With an evil force determined to rule in a world devoid of law and order, Gabe may hold the key to the only thing that can defeat him. After a deadly attack, Gabe must swallow his pride and rely on Claire and her daughter for his very survival. He must choose between fleeing to safety, or sacrificing everything to stay and fight for a future that may be nothing more than fantasy.
Mitch Duncan is a loner. Part man, part drifter, he clings to what is left of his humanity. Branded a traitor and hunted by a powerful enemy, he hides in the shadows while searching for his friend.
Kate Davis is a vegetable trader who travels across the African continent in a caravan, trading with the small colonies along the way. She discovers Mitch hiding in her vegetable cart right after she enters the colony of Aftermath. Though normally distrustful of men, she is inexplicably drawn to this strange drifter man.
Mitch needs Kate’s help. Kate needs Mitch’s help. They soon strike a deal. But nothing—and no one—is ever as it seems.
With danger around every corner, and passion flaring between them, they must outsmart Ronin while uncovering more secrets to the mountain’s power. In a world where violence reigns and weakness means death, will Mitch risk everything to save the one woman who may keep him from losing his humanity to the drifter lurking inside?
No one ever understood him.
No one saw him for who he truly was.
No one, until her.
Ethan Hunter has been misunderstood his entire life. A brilliant paleontologist with a genius I.Q., he resides alone in his fossil excavation pit, a willing slave to his research. As the years pass, he slowly loses all traces of his humanity.
When a powerful enemy invades his domain and takes Ethan captive, Ethan suffers a traumatic injury that nearly kills him. Struggling to accept his new handicap, he is forced to reassess who he truly is underneath the façade he’s hidden behind for so many years.
Maddy Carlson is a medical doctor who can’t ignore an injured person—even if he is an asshole. She saves Ethan’s life, knowing full well that her decision to help him puts her in serious danger. But she would do it again if she had to. Because Ethan just gets to her, and he always has.
Danger drives them closer, and love unexpectedly blooms. Maddy urges Ethan to see the man he can be and makes him long for a life he never thought possible.
The fate of Africa rests on Ethan’s shoulders. But he is reluctant to face all the people he’s wronged. Will they forgive him? Can he somehow make amends?
The drifters are out of control. The volcano is unstable. And Ronin is still determined to rule.
Will Ethan—for once in his life—do the right thing?