After a murder attempt on Silver Mercant’s life, she is sheltered by a bear changeling clan, and just as she decides to bond with the StoneWaters' alpha, a long-dormant genetic mutation threatens her health and happiness.
As head of the psychic network known as EmNet, heir apparent to the renowned Mercant family, and high-profile supporter of the Trinity Accord, Silver has collected a few enemies, but when someone poisons her, she's saved by the timely intervention of the alpha of a nearby bear changeling clan. Valentin Nikolaev is fascinated by the brilliant Psy beauty and has tried to woo her, an aspiration aided when his clan harbors her in its heavily protected compound. Their enforced proximity allows her to see the many facets of his complicated personality and feel the power of his attraction. Silver has always appreciated Silence—the state of shut-down emotions previously mandated by the Psy race—but is intrigued by her newfound feelings for Valentin, his clan, and her family. Unfortunately, once she decides to explore emotions, she is overwhelmed by an ability to psychically “hear” an avalanche of feelings around her, long-suppressed by her Silence training. Some of the best scientists in the world are willing to help her, but it’s possible that by being healed, she’ll lose her ability to feel emotion—and therefore her love for Valentin. Meanwhile, she must navigate attacks around the world, threats to the Trinity Accord, and the investigation into her attempted murder. The next chapter of the Psy-Changeling world begins with new, shadowy villains and a new changeling race, bears. Hero Valentin’s gregarious bearlike demeanor and affection are an interesting, effective match for the cool, collected Silver—especially in Singh’s talented hands.
A worthy addition to a must-read series.