Books 1-4 in the Bestselling Talented Saga: Talented, Caged, Hunted, and Created. Also includes, Captivated, A Talented Novella.
When Talia Lyons was just a child, her parents were murdered before her eyes. Offered a choice between accepting their fate and exacting revenge, Talia trains to become one of the country’s deadliest assassins in order to kill the man responsible for their deaths: Ian Crane. Luckily, Talia was born with a gift- the ability to read and influence the minds of others. At sixteen, Talia is poised to graduate from the McDonough School for the Talented, where she learned to control her abilities. Now there is only one obstacle standing between her and the retribution she craves... Talia, herself.
After her brush with death at the headquarters of the Coalition, Ian Crane’s compound, Talia Lyons feels like a prisoner. Plagued with seizures- the result of an unidentified drug injected in her neck by Crane’s men- and confined in her childhood home, Talia has put her dreams of becoming a Hunter on hold while she is recovering. So when the Agency Director asks her to go undercover at the School for the Talented, to expose the spy who set the trap for her in Nevada, she leaps at the opportunity.
In need of a distraction, Talia jumps at the chance to pack up and head to Washington, D.C., to have a purpose once again. She is tasked with administering the annual Talent Aptitude Tests, analyzing the children of the nation’s capital to identify those with powers. She knows that the Mandatory testing laws are controversial, but is still shocked by the protesters lining the streets of the city, and the curfew imposed upon its residents. These add fuel to her own misgivings about the Agency and its Director, the man who raised her.
When Talia runs away from the only life she’s ever known, she could have never fathomed the lengths to which the Agency will go to get her back. But if the Agency Director- the man who raised her, trained her, and made Talia who she is- can’t have her, he wants her eliminated. Now those she once considered friends are bona fide enemies, ruthless in their pursuit of her.