Virtue of War by L.O. Addison (Syndicate Legacy Book 1)
English | 2019 | Sci / Fi | ePUB | 451 Kb
Virtue of War : Two years after a devastating alien invasion, the only thing that’s thriving is the black market.
It’s a dangerous place filled with assassins, rogues, and dealers, but Kaylin Ramirez has managed to make a name for herself, specializing in stealing and selling alien artifacts.
Kaylin’s the best thief around, but when a rival frames her for his latest heist, she finds herself trapped in prison and blamed for a missing alien artifact. And not just any artifact—the Virtue of War, an alien weapon of mass destruction with the power to destroy entire galaxies.
With time ticking down until the weapon falls into the wrong hands, Kaylin faces execution if she can’t return it. But to get the Virtue of War back, she’ll have to pull off her greatest heist yet.
“A bolt of lightning streaked through the air, making Kaylin’s heart kick. She took a steadying breath and reached into her pocket, drawing out the data chip her buyer had sent.
This was the real moment of truth. Her buyer had promised the chip contained a master key that could unlock any door on the base with only a simple four-digit code. If he was wrong, and she triggered some sort of alarm…
Kaylin shook her head, tossing aside the worry. So far, her buyer had come through perfectly. She had no reason not to trust him.
Before she could second-guess herself, she pressed the chip against the surface of the biometric scanner on the door’s lock. A blue light blinked at the center of the small, silver chip, telling her it was transferring information into the lock’s internal computer.
Nothing happened. The lock didn’t budge.
“Come on, come on,” Kaylin muttered under her breath. She was already starting to shift backward, ready to make an escape the moment a guard appeared.
The biometric scanner suddenly blinked green. Then a number pad appeared on the digital screen, and Kaylin hurriedly keyed in the code her buyer had given her.”