The Last Humans
In humanity's last city, you're either consumed by a monster, or you become one.
Sheltered in their fortress city, the last humans live in constant peril, assailed from without by alien invaders and from within by a deadly disease intent on mutating every citizen. After her best friend’s grisly death at the segmented claws of the alien revenants, Ward Chief Iazmaena Delgassi vows to restore safety to her city by running for a magistrate position on the city council. For if the aliens ever truly penetrate the walls, humanity will lose itself to the jaws of the hungry beasts.
On the night of her hard-fought victory, Iaz finds her boyfriend dead by his own hand, his last message to her a warning. Now alerted to the conspiracy orchestrated by Gene Sequencing, a tyrannical government agency with no accountability and a monopoly on the disease's deadly secrets, Iaz forms a conspiracy of her own: a secret team to steal and decipher their restricted files. For reasons Iaz doesn't understand, Gene Sequencing is determined to destroy her.
Vowing to protect the city from threats both inside and out, Iaz must balance her duty with her desire for justice. If she fails at either task, humankind will be a thing of the past, just another extinct species.
The Dying World
Which is more deadly: the secrets we keep from each other, or the ones we keep from ourselves?
Stefani Palmieri is a woman on a mission. A long-hidden technology, the Bridge, consumes her every waking moment, a compulsion that seems to come from outside her. All she knows is she has to get it working as fast as possible, while ignoring the sense that she is not herself.
Struggling to adjust to a life of school, a home, and a family, Marri Palmieri misses her time as a homeless orphan. At least then she didn't feel the inexplicable urge to kill her adoptive mother Stefani, nor did she have visions of a strange man following her, a man no one else can see.
Karl Yonnel has lost the two things that mattered most: his life in the Lancer Corps and his relationship with Stefani. Dishonorably discharged for doing his duty, he ekes out a living ratting out criminals for money to police who'd just as soon see him dead as a traitor. But when Stefani approaches him with a new job, he'll be forced to infiltrate those same police to uncover a growing conspiracy that threatens the entire city.
As Coldgarden’s long-buried secrets come to light and the city begins eating itself from the inside out, Stefani, Marri, and Karl will have to contend with threats both human and alien in their desperate efforts to save their dying world.