By Karen Sandler

Tu Books, Hardcover, 9781600609824, 396pp.

Publication Date: April 2013

Once a Chadi sector GEN girl terrified of her first Assignment, Kayla is now a member of the Kinship, a secret organization of GENs, lowborns, and trueborns. Kayla travels on Kinship business, collecting information to further the cause of GEN freedom.Despite Kayla's relative freedom, she is still a slave to the trueborn ruling class. She rarely sees trueborn Devak, and any relationship between them is still strictly forbidden. Kayla longs to be truly free, but other priorities have gotten in the way. A paradoxically deadly new virus has swept through GEN sectors a disease only GENs catch. And GEN warrens and warehouses are being bombed, with only a scrawled clue: F.H.E. Freedom, Humanity, Equality. With the virus and the bombings decimating the GEN community, freedom and love are put on the back burner as Kayla and her friends find a way to stop the killing . . . . before it's too late.

About the Author
Writing has been Karen's passion since the fourth grade when she wrote a four-line poem about a pony named Tony. After 15 years as a software engineer, she quit to write full time. Karen sold her first romance novel in 1997 and her first Silhouette Special Edition in 2001. Karen's real-life romance with her husband Gary is still going strong after nearly 30 years of marriage. They live in the Sierra Nevada foothills near Sacramento.