The Devil You Know by Kit Rocha @KitRocha ‏@torbooks @mostlybree @totallydonna

Posted August 20, 2021 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 10 Comments

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The Devil You Know by Kit Rocha @KitRocha ‏@torbooks @mostlybree @totallydonnaThe Devil You Know by Kit Rocha
Series: Mercenary Librarians #2
Published by Tor on August 31, 2021
Genres: Dystopia, Science Fiction
Pages: 336
Format: eARC
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Maya has had a price on her head from the day she escaped the TechCorps. Genetically engineered for genius and trained for revolution, there’s only one thing she can’t do—forget.

Gray has finally broken free of the Protectorate, but he can’t escape the time bomb in his head. His body is rejecting his modifications, and his months are numbered.

When Maya’s team uncovers an operation trading in genetically enhanced children, she’ll do anything to stop them. Even risk falling back into the hands of the TechCorps.

And Gray has found a purpose for his final days: keeping Maya safe.

The Mercenary Librarians series continues with upping the action and danger a notch.  Now TechnoCorps is cloning children, as well as abducting them.  None of our family group in Atlanta will stand for this.  Each of them went through horrors as a child and are unwilling to have more children affected.  Much of the world setup like the history of the women and the Silver Devils and TechnoCorp happened in the first book,  Deal with the Devil.   I won’t repeat that here.  You need to read these books in order.

The Devil You Know is made more suspenseful by the couple in the developing romance.  Most of our view is from Maya, who has an eidetic memory on steroids.  Gray is the second to Knox on the Silver Devils team, but he is dealing with his implant rejecting.  Maya has always thought she would hurt herself with too much sensory input.  She learns to handle it and use it with Gray.  I love how we get so much of Maya and Gray’s background history.

Ava shows up with more help for the group and agrees to stay a bit for her sister, Nina. The group continues to share food and medical help, and informational books, and seeds and gardening books, and fixit help for mechanical devices. They are much more than a library of books but also a library of knowledge sharing and services. We also get a wider view of the players in and out of Atlanta like Jared Montgomery and Savitri.   Neither of them like the child abductions or cloning.

In the process of trying to track the children, they expose themselves to their worst enemy at TechnoCorp.  I was on the edge and frightened for what would happen to them.  At the same time, Gray is near death from his implant.  I love how Maya learns to trust herself and her capabilities to save the children and the man she loves.     The last chapter has a tease of the aftermath and makes me think next up are Rafe and Dani in Dance with the Devil.  I can’t wait.

He flexed his fingers, then tried to curl them into a fist. It didn’t work perfectly, which was perversely what convinced him he was definitely alive.  Imperfection was a realm reserved for the living.


About Kit Rocha

Once upon a time, two best friends decided to write paranormal romance. And while that was awesome, they also sometimes wanted to write insanely dirty stuff that wasn’t paranormal at all. This is that stuff.

Kit Rocha is the dystopian-erotic-romance writing alter-ego of writing duo Moira Rogers.

How do you make a Moira Rogers? Take a former forensic science and nursing student obsessed with paranormal romance and add a computer programmer with a passion for gritty urban fantasy. Toss in a dash of whimsy and a lot of caffeine, and enjoy with a side of chocolate by the light of the full moon.

By day, Bree and Donna are mild-mannered ladies who reside in the Deep South. At night, when their husbands and children are asleep, they combine forces to unleash the product of their fevered imaginations upon the page

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