District of Columbia
United Republic of Earth
Adem Adamend still has it rough. His name is still ludicrous. His friends are still few. And his new boss likes to break his nose twice a week in combat training.
But when a local college senior is brutally murdered by the dream of a sandstorm brought to life -- and the monsters hiding within -- Adem finds himself swiftly ripped from his boring training curriculum and tossed into a web of secrets and lies in the heart of the city he calls home.
With threads pointing to the ruthless Columbian mob, a cyber-attack threat against multiple federal agencies, and the shadow of the man who sponsored Adem's corrupt ex-mentor, the IBI-turned-EDPA agent knows he has little time before the body count rises exponentially.
But in order for Adem to solve the case, he'll have to contend with old wounds still raw, a new team he doesn't think he can trust, and his own developing echo powers...
...the last of which may pose the most dangerous threat of all.