Lara Adrian does not beat around the bush. Edge of Dawn, much like the 10 previous Midnight Breed Series books, is action and intrigue from the first paragraph to the last written word.
It's twenty years now since First Dawn, the day the Breeds were outed to the human race. Constant turmoil still exists between both races. Lucan Thorne is the leader of the Breed and along with his elite Breed Warriors, he attempts to keep some sort of tranquility between the races. Most of the original Breed males and their Breedmates have been sent all over the country, Canada and Europe to oversee the Breed communities. In Boston, Chase and his Breedmate, Tavia are leaders and have a growing group of Breed Warriors among the population. Gifted Breedmate, Mira is all grown up now and with an incredible chip on her shoulder that consistently causes her strife. Mira still mourns the death of her best friend and lover, Kellan Archer, who was killed in an explosion eight years ago. She is now the leader of a group of Breed warriors who police the streets and attempt to keep the harmony between the homo sapiens population and the Breed. Rebels are a constant worry for them as both the government and Lucan's Breed want peace, but peace sometimes comes at a great cost.
After Mira goes after a supposed rebel in a very public manner, she is chastised by Lucan and relieved of her duty as Captain of her team. He gives her the assignment of escorting human scientist, Jeremy Ackmeyer from Boston to Washington D.C. for the huge peace conference set to take place there, but when Mira arrives at Ackmeyer's home, Hell breaks loose when both Mira and Ackmeyer are abducted by rebels. When Mira realizes that the rebel leader Bowman is in fact her beloved Kellan Archer, she is shocked and angered by his eight year disappearance, but cannot push aside her feelings for him. Kellan never wanted to hurt Mira, but he could never really stay far away. Once back from the "dead", Kellan doesn't know if he can let Mira go now that he has her back, but the horror he saw in Mira's eyes the day he was believed to have perished in the fire, may be too much for him to deal with.
Unbeknownst to Breed or human, a conspiracy is being hatched by other entities that would put every Breed in jeopardy with a new UV weapon that was invented with Jeremy Ackmeyer's stolen technology. Bowman's rebels have first hand knowledge of how destructive this technology is and they have been trying to stop it from starting an all out war between the species, but Bowman/Kellan is on the wrong side of the law. No matter how this game is played someone will end up hurt, because Kellan could very well be branded as a traitor and convicted of crimes he may or may not have done. How will Lucan's Breed warriors and their families deal with the possibility of war? Will Mira and Kellan be reunited or be torn apart by Kellan's unscrupulous exile from his family and friends? Do you seriously think I would tell you? February 26th isn't that far off.
*GASP* Edge of Dawn is amazing! This continuation of the indomitable Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed Series changes everything. No longer are humans the only danger to the Breed. This exciting new turn of events breathes a new and cutting edge air to this favorite series of mine. The twenty year jump in time brings us awesome new characters, like Lucan and Gabrielle's son Darion, who in my opinion is destined for greatness, and our not so old friends like Hunter who is such a presence among the Breed. Lara's innate sense for story-telling kept Edge of Dawn in my hands until I read the very last word. As usual, I eagerly but not patiently await the next installment of the Midnight Breed Series by Lara Adrian, although I will not tell her to hurry because greatness cannot be rushed.
5 Stars (Hook Line and Sinker)