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Mercury Striking

Book 1, The Scorpius Syndrome

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“Thrilling post-apocalyptic romance at its dark, sizzling best!”—Lara Adrian

"Nothing is easy or black or white in Zanetti's grim new reality, but hope is key, and I hope she writes faster!” —New York Times bestselling author Larissa Ione
With nothing but rumors to lead her, Lynne 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, Lynne 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…

From Publishers Weekly

Dec 21, 2015 – In this heavy-handed introduction to a sexy, postapocalyptic romance series from Zanetti (the Realm Enforcer series), a disease called Scorpius has ravaged the U.S., killing many and leaving others insane. Lynne Harmony, former head of the CDC's Infectious Disease section, thinks she can find a cure for Scorpius, but someone is hunting her. She shows up at Jax Mercury's Los Angeles area compound and asks him to kill the stalker. What neither Jax nor Lynne counts on is an instant, raging attraction that can't be ignored. The story of a violent alpha male falling for an independent woman (and occasionally abusing her to demonstrate his dominance) in a dire situation is a romance genre classic, but it's tossed willy-nilly into the postapocalyptic setting, and both the romance and the SF come out muddled.

Customer Reviews


My new favorite series!


Just finished this book and immediately bought the second. I don't usually rate books but found that I just had to! I absolutely loved it! I kept checking to see how close to the end I was, because I didn't want to finish. Characters were well developed and HOT! The plot was fast paced, exciting. Keep it up, Ms. Zanetti!!

Love this book

This is a great book has romance action it keeps you interested until the end

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Mercury Striking
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Romance
  • Published: Jan 26, 2016
  • Publisher: Kensington
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 384 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, The Scorpius Syndrome
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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