“Come on, Huntley. It’s our big day. At least pretend to be excited,” he whines.
“I will if you let me go back to sleep.”“Okay,” he says, getting off the bed. I snuggle my head down, prepping for more wonderful sleep when he rips the pillow out of my hands and bats me with it.
“Oh, now, you’re in trouble!” I yell, grabbing another pillow, standing on the bed, and swinging it toward him. He does an evasive maneuver, but he’s not quick enough.
Especially when I summersault across the bed and follow it up with a shot to the head.
Which causes him to leap on top of me, pinning flat on my back. I’m laughing, but his body is pressed against me and his face close to mine. And it’s . . . I suck in a deep breath, causing him to grin at me. “You think you’re tough, but you’re not.” Which makes me laugh. “The summersault was an impressive move, though. Mostly because I could see your underwear.”
“It starts in Montrovia.”
It was first muttered from the lips of an assassin dangling from a four-story building.
It caused Black X to send Spy Girl on her first mission to protect the prince.
And it’s a phrase that continues to haunt Huntley, for she knows her time is running out.
While athletes from around the world descend on Montrovia for the Olympics, another group is gathering together, its years of planning a new world finally coming to fruition.
A disease is released.
People start dying.
And with rumors of an impending coup, the country falls into chaos.
Alliances are betrayed.
Lives are lost.
Loves are challenged.
And hearts are turned.
Can Huntley stop what starts in Montrovia, or will both it and the world fall?
The Phoenix releases February 19th!