By Katherine Allred
A Genetically Engineered individual and self-proclaimed "party girl," Echo Adams loves her diplomatic task exciting alien bigwigs for the Galactic Federation. however the Bureau of Alien Affairs has came across she's even more than she thinks-that a rogue scientist endowed her with abilities and psi skills dwarfing these of universal GEPs. And all of sudden Echo's luxurious existence is over, changed with a much more harmful one: a distinct agent anticipated not to basically chase undesirable men, yet get rid of them.
Echo's hates being caught on Madrea-a planet of technophobes off limits to Federation visitors-hunting for a stolen quartz crystal with a robust alien lifeform embedded within. She despises the Bureau's restrictive rules-especially the single caution her clear of the dangerously seductive Commander of the King's Forces. And if she doesn't the way to use her alleged super-psi powers quickly, her partying days-in truth all of her days-will be over for stable.
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Far too easily—unless the stories were lies. She did not think they were. She did not know whether he would take a life just to get across a river quickly, but she feared he might. This made her begin to think of escaping from him. It made her think longingly of her people, her compound, her home . . Yet she made herself womanly for him at night. He never had to ask her to do this. She did it because she wanted to, because in spite of her doubts and fears, he pleased her very much. She went to him as she had gone to her first husband, a man for whom she had cared deeply, and to her surprise, Doro treated her much as her first husband had.
People too valuable to be casually killed," he said. " He gave her a long silent look, then spoke with that same softness. "I may have to go to them, Anyanwu. " She could not recall ever having been threatened so gently—or so effectively. Her sons . . "Come," she whispered. " With concealed excitement, Doro followed the small, wizened woman to her tiny compound. The compound wall—made of red clay and over six feet high—would give them the privacy Anyanwu wanted. "My sons would do you no good," she told him as they walked.
He was young—not yet thirty, she thought. Surely too young to be any threat to her. Yet something about him worried her. His sudden openness after so much stealth, perhaps. Who was he? What did he want? When he was near enough, he spoke to her, and his words made her frown in confusion. They were foreign words, completely incomprehensible to her, but there was a strange familiarity to them—as though she should have understood. She stood up, concealing uncharacteristic nervousness. " she asked. He lifted his head slightly as she spoke, seemed to listen.
Close Contact (Alien Affairs, Book 2) by Katherine Allred