But then a Haphezian dignitary is found murdered in his private residence, and Ziva is shocked to find herself at the center of the investigation. The mark of a professional killer. The irrefutable evidence. Even the motive. All of it seems to point directly to her. There's just one problem: she didn't do it.
Hunted by a ruthless HSP captain, Ziva must go on the run from the very people who taught her everything she knows. The agency that once had her back is now her biggest threat; those she considered allies have turned against her or have their hands tied. As a skilled assassin who has been trained to be invisible, evading her pursuers seems like an easy task, but her own skills can only take her so far. Desperate to clear her name and find the real killer, Ziva turns to an old acquaintance, a man who saved her life once... and the last person she ever expected to ask for help.
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Nexus is the exciting sequel to Dakiti that takes readers on a new adventure with Ziva, Aroska, and the rest of the gang while introducing several new and interesting characters. This time, the story takes us beyond Haphez as Ziva tries to stay one step ahead of her enemy, an adversary who is arguably much more cunning and dangerous than the one she encountered in Dakiti, and someone with whom Ziva has a rather troublesome history. That dynamic would make for a very interesting plot on it's own, but it's delving deeper into Ziva's past and the introduction of new characters who are just as captivating as the ones we met in the first book that make this story one you won't want to put down. EJ Fisch knows how to create strong characters and forge very real and dynamic connections between all of them, but it's the relationship between Ziva and Aroska that takes center stage here. At times heartbreaking, at others humorous, and always complicated, watching the relationship develop as two characters interact is intriguing. If you're looking for a fast-paced story with characters that are just as strong as it's plot, then this is the book for you.
How Far Will You Go To Survive? NEXUS is above all a story about survival – physical survival, but also emotional survival. Anyone who has read DAKITI will not be surprised to discover that Ziva Payvan possesses a very, very strong survival instinct, but to see it in action is nevertheless an impressive sight. Yet for all her formidable strength and determination, we also begin to see hints of her inner fragility. In Book One, Ziva was a force of nature; in Book Two that force of nature is revealed to be ‘human’ (so to speak). NEXUS asks the question of *why* one fights to survive, and the answers prove quite interesting. The other characters we met in DAKITI are by no means forgotten; on the contrary, they are given the opportunity to shine both alongside Ziva and outside of her shadow. Aroska Tarbic continues to be an intriguing, complex and ever-evolving character as he and Ziva struggle against one another and themselves. We also get to know several new characters, the most refreshing and heartbreaking of which is Kat Reilly. Oh, the plot! (sorry, I got caught up in the characters). The plot is a detective story disguised as a thrilling, frenetic, dangerous race across multiple planets and locales. It careens forward at a breakneck pace almost from the first page and definitely through the last. The moments when you and the characters are allowed to take a breath often arrive unexpectedly, and are all the more powerful for it. Now that we know these characters so well, I am very much looking forward to following them on to what I’m certain will be another wild ride in Book Three.
I'm so glad I finally had some reading time here over the holidays. This book is another prime example of what a sequel should be like....better, longer, more in depth than the first. Interactions between the characters are what's really making this series for me. The two main characters in particular are so well done, but ALL the characters just seem so realistic it's like they're real people. The plot was interesting, more so than Dakiti's, I must admit. And even though this plot was resolved, we were still left with missing information, so I can't wait to find out what happens in book three!