Defender (Hive Mind)

HIVE MIND

Book 2
Wallam-Crane Press
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Becoming a telepath was hard. Being a telepath is harder.

Eighteen-year-old Amber is the youngest of the five telepaths who protect the hundred million citizens of one of the great hive cities of twenty-sixth century Earth. Her job is hunting down criminals before they commit their crimes, but this time her team arrive too late. Someone is already dead. Someone that Amber knows.

Amber is determined to catch the murderer, but she doesn’t realize who she’s up against, or the true danger of opening her mind to the thoughts of others.

Defender is the second book in the Hive Mind series.

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About the author

Janet Edwards writes science fiction. As a child, she read everything she could get her hands on, including a huge amount of science fiction and fantasy. She studied Maths at Oxford, and went on to suffer years of writing unbearably complicated technical documents before deciding to write something that was fun for a change. She has a husband, a son, a lot of books, and an aversion to housework. Find out more at Janet's website. www.janetedwards.com
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Publisher
Wallam-Crane Press
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Published on
Dec 8, 2017
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Pages
356
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Dystopian
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Science Fiction
Young Adult Fiction / Dystopian
Young Adult Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Young Adult Fiction / Superheroes
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