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Strykers

Strykers

A Novel

K. M. Ruiz

St. Martin's Griffin

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"Total, delicious immersion into a world rendered startlingly real by white-hot writing skill." —Whitley Strieber, bestselling author of The Day After Tomorrow

250 years after nuclear war, the dregs of humanity fight to survive on a ruined Earth while the rich and powerful plan to secretly ascend to another planet. But the enslaved soldiers of the elite rulers are a deadly new kind of human who are desperate for freedom and plan on fighting back against their masters.

Threnody Corwin, a psion with the ability to channel electricity like lightning through anything she touches, is a soldier for the human government. On a suicide mission, Threnody and her team of Strykers are recruited by an unknown enemy: Lucas Serca, one of the most powerful psions alive, who is masquerading as human. Forming an uneasy alliance, the two groups escalate their fight with the ruling government and worldwide chaos ensues. When a new kind of psion power is discovered that could reshape the wasted planet, the renegades must race to save society before it destroys itself, but the cost is high and in the end, there is no such thing as compromise.

In this novel from K.M. Ruiz, there is only survival.

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Praise for Strykers

“It is powerful, violent adult science fiction.” —Examiner.com

“Like X-Men on steroids . . . It's a tribute to Ruiz's skill that, somehow, when a winner finally emerges, it's the one you've been rooting for.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Combines the rapid-fire pacing of superhero fiction with the cutting-edge technology and social dystopia of cyberpunk.” —Library Journal

“An exciting new series . . . heralds the debut of a notable new voice in the sci-fi genre.” —New York Journal of Books

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About the author

K. M. Ruiz

K.M. RUIZ studied English and American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University. She is the author of Mind Storm and Terminal Point. She lives in California.

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