Marci feels possessed by shadowy spectres that take control of her body and make her do crazy things. While spying on the clandestine group known as IgNiTe, she is confronted by their mysterious leader, James McCray. His presence stirs the spectres inside her brain into a maddening frenzy. Her symptoms and ability to control them don’t go unnoticed by James, who soon recruits her.
As IgNiTe reveals its secrets, Marci starts to realise that half the world’s population is infected with sentient parasites, which are attacking and eventually supplanting the human brain.
Now Marci wishes she was crazy, because this truth is far worse . . .
In the new world of The Takeover, nothing and no one is safe. Marci must choose: love or vengeance.
One night she secretly follows her lover to a club. To her horror she discovers those closest to her, mingling freely with parasitic creatures which have secretly possessed human minds. A bloody ambush follows, leaving Marci a shadow of her former self.
Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious attacks. IgNiTe, the only resistance group, is disintegrating. As the world catches fire, Marci struggles to control the buzzing spectres in her own head.
Her hardest battle is between the forces of good and evil within herself. For Marci must fight. She was meant to burn.
Since The Takeover, Seattle belongs to the Eklyptor government. Human sovereignty has been lost and Marci Guerrero is now working undercover, surrounded by enemies.
But even in the darkest times, Marci continues to ask questions. Can a cure for this evil be found? Can Seattle break free and lead other cities to regain human sovereignty? Can Marci love again?
Marci must hold on to her faith in the fight, her faith in humanity, her faith that the darkness will shatter and the light will return.