Hidden by Eve Kenin
In the frozen northern lands of the Waste, Tatiana has escaped from her imprisoned life in a lab and is out for revenge from those who used her cells to make a plague – her nemesis Dr. Ward and a man named Tolliver. When Tatiana is exposed to the illness, the mysterious Tristan takes her to an underground research facility with the intent of keeping her there to contain the infected. Working together, they join forces to put a stop to the plague.
Having only her siblings and a computer for company growing up, Tatiana finds social interaction difficult. It was interesting to follow her because she picks up more interpersonal skills along the way. And, as a Life/Charlie Crews fan I got a kick out of Tristan’s zenish bits that popped up here and there.
The air I exhale is inhaled by my insane companion. [page 110]
The sun that shines on me shines on my enemy. [page 300]
I haven’t read Driven, which precedes this book. If I had, the epilogue here wouldn’t have been a surprise for me, so reading out of order worked out okay.
Love Spell/Shomi, 2008, 978-0505527615
Tatiana has honed her genetic gifts to perfection. She can withstand the subzero temperatures of the Northern Waste, read somebody’s mind with the briefest touch, and slice through bone with her bare hands. Which makes her one badass chick, all right. Nothing gets to her. Until she meets Tristan. Villain or ally, she can’t be sure. But one thing she does know: he has gifts too-including the ability to ramp up her heart rate to dangerous levels. But before they can start some chemistry of their own, they have to survive being trapped in an underground lab, hunted by a madman, and exposed to a plague that could destroy mankind.