Assassin's Awakening

Assassin's Awakening

by N. J. Walters

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This book was previously released in 2009 by another publisher under the title Have Mercy. It has been revised and updated for rerelease with Carina Press. 


The pulse-racing Project Alpha trilogy continues as a rebel fugitive comes under the care of a woman whose touch means the difference between life and death 

Logan is pure Alpha, a genetically enhanced human who has escaped from the brutal gated city in which he was designed, and from the creators who want him dead. Running for his life across a ravaged Earth, Logan's goal is to survive. It's in his blood. Until he awakens wounded, bound and naked, exposed to a beautiful stranger. Now he's vulnerable to sensations he's never felt before. 

Mercy Dockins has tended to many wounded men, but none as intoxicatingly perfect as Logan. Or as responsive to her curative strokes. But as passion ignites between them, Mercy's very purpose in the bleak new world order is shaken to its core: Logan has brought her not only ecstasy, but danger, too. He's drawn the enemy to her sanctuary, and now their love could soon be just another casualty of war. 


This book is approximately 43,000 words 


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781488024566
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication date: 11/28/2016
Series: Project Alpha , #2
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 172,953
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

N.J. has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.

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Assassin's Awakening 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
This is a great fast paced sci-fi read. Logan is pure Alpha, a genetically enhanced human who has escaped his creators and now they want him dead. When he wakes up Mercy is there, a healing her lives in Hope where she cares for the people. The chemistry between Logan and Mercy is off the charts hot. The story is fast paced an entertaining I really liked it.
caroldh4 More than 1 year ago
Assassin’s Awakening is book two in the Project Alpha series by N.J. Walters. This book was previously released in 2009 by a different publisher under the name of Have Mercy. I fell in love with the first book of this series, Embracing Silence and was so excited to get to this second book. Although you could read these as stand alones, there are details that make a lot more sense if you read them in order. It is the year 2133 on Earth. Logan, otherwise known as Alpha 2, lives outside the Gate where only the rich and privileged live within the protective enclosed city. Logan is an enhanced human, made by the Piedmont Corporation for the sole purpose of being used as a weapon to kill. But they didn’t plan for the alphas to learn to override the microchip computer they had implanted in their brains and become able to think for themselves and make their own decisions. They didn’t plan for them to develop emotions. The project was terminated and all of the alpha’s were killed, except for the two that escaped, one of which was Logan. Survival is a day to day basis. On this day, the security police have spotted Logan and he is injured. He wakes up tethered to a bed, bandaged and gazing up into the most beautiful eyes he has ever seen. He has no idea where he is but for that moment, he doesn’t care. “Something about her called to him on a deep level. It was as though she’d been imprinted on every cell in his body. Created specifically for him.” Mercy Dockins lives in a small community they call Hope. She is a healer and grows herbs to make her own healing concoctions. She takes in orphaned children and tries to give them the safest living environment she can. When two of the older boys bring home an injured man, she patches him up. It’s when he wakes up and stares up at her that her world shifts. I want to stop right here and tell you that one of the hottest scenes I have ever read happen right here. And there was no touching involved. Just for your information. Whew! Mercy and Logan have an instant chemistry that won’t be denied. But she knows there is something different about him. How can he heal so fast? How is he so strong? When the truth comes out, she knows he must leave to protect the children. He could bring the security police right to their doorstep. But even knowing this, letting him go will be difficult. I am loving this series. These books are scorching. But it’s more than that. These alphas have had such a horrible life until their escapes. Just feeling the sun on their bodies was such luxury. For Logan to finally experience love was so beautiful. And Mercy was a selfless, giving woman who never thought she’d find love in the way the world is now. To finally find it and then have to send him away was heartbreaking. I am so excited for the next book in the series, Alpha’s Revenge.