I received a copy of Wraith, part 10 of Debt Collector in exchange for my review.
Alexandra Sterling’s father was one of the most vocal activists against the act of debt collecting, until he was transferred out that is. Now running his company and working towards his goal, Alexandra also performs justice hits, seeking out the rich and famous receiving life energy from both legal and illegal sources (though mainly illegal) and taking it back to give to the poor and the suffering, but her plans have been upset and she may have to rethink certain things…
Wraith throws you right into Alexandra’s life (or Alexa, or Lexy or Wraith, there’s plenty of things to call her!) and the life of an off the grid debt collector (well from what I could tell she was off the grid). It did also answer the slight question I had of what debt collector Madam A had been using before Lirium showed up.
Lirium made a quick appearance, and it made me happy to see he was doing well, and that he had developed on the skills he discovered at the end of his story. I’m still hoping to see more of him as Wraith’s story progresses, though I’m sure there will be other great characters if he doesn’t! Couldn’t help but thinking that Alexandra could use Elena’s hacking skills though!
Interestingly I thought there were a couple of possible love interests for Alexandra in part 1 of her story. Wyatt and the unnamed mysterious debt collector. Personally I’m going for Wyatt to win her heart at the moment, he seems good for her and he knows her well, but I’m also thinking that unnamed debt collector has a shot. All of that is a minor plot point anyway but still!
Gehenna (need to check the spelling of that!), the cult that first made an appearance in Passion, plays a big part in this story as well, and there are already hints that it is going to play a bigger one. It definitely has me intrigued and I’m excited to see where it goes.
Once more the morality of debt collecting and what the various characters are doing is touched upon, and it makes me wonder a bit about Alexandra’s sense of justice. Whether she is right or not remains to be seen…
Wraith counts towards Winter COYER.
by Susan Kaye Quinn
What’s your life worth on the open market?
In this gritty urban fantasy, debt collectors take your life energy and give it to someone more “worthy”… all while paying the price with black marks on their souls.
“Wraith is amazing and just as compelling as Lirium—once again I'm hooked!!”
“I loved being back in this world! Wraith has captivated me.”
Wraith is a shadow in the night, haunting the bedrooms of the rich "high potentials" who have stolen life energy from the desperate and dying. The justice and the sweet mercy hit that follow keep her from falling into her own personal abyss. Her secret nighttime work also keeps her on level for her real mission: carrying on her father's legacy of attempting to bring an end to debt collection as a whole. But when a mysterious debt collector interrupts her in the act and discovers her secret, everything Wraith loves may be destroyed by the one thing she can never fix-- the original sin of being a debt collector herself.
Contains mature content and themes.
OPTIONED FOR VIRTUAL REALITY BY IMMERSIVE ENTERTAINMENT
2014 Semi-Finalist in Science Fiction in the Kindle Book Awards
The nine episodes of Season Two of the Debt Collector serial are collectively 125k words or about 500 pages.
It is recommended that you start with the first season, but each season is a complete story for that debt collector and can serve as an entry point to the series. There are five planned seasons in the Debt Collector series, the first four each from the perspective of a different debt collector with the fifth season bringing all four together.
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About the Author
Susan Kaye Quinn is the author of the bestselling Mindjack Trilogy and the Debt Collector serial, as well as other speculative fiction novels and short stories. Her work has appeared in the Synchronic anthology and has been optioned for Virtual Reality by Immersive Entertainment. Her business card says "Author and Rocket Scientist" but she mostly sits around in her PJs in awe that she gets to write full time.
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