A Mind-Bending Technothriller Series From Shamus-Award Winning Author Andy Straka (with Durrell Nelson) BOOK 1 DRAGONFLIES: SHADOW OF DRONES Former Army helicopter pilot Raina Sanchez, grounded after being shot down and desperate to be back in the air, plunges into a brave new world of stealth-killing micro-drones. Raina joins Tye Palmer, the decorated ex-infantryman who rescued her from the flaming wreckage of her Kiowa chopper. As civilian private investigators, together they embark on a sensitive, risky effort: using cutting-edge, micro air vehicle drones in an attempt to expose the son of media mogul Nathan Kurn as a campus rapist. But her loyalties take a potential detour when she begins to understand a chilling reality. In an America where surveillance devices as small as insects are secretly piloted into places most would never imagine, public and private forces large and small are maneuvering to control them with inevitable consequences. With personal allegiances and even love weighing in the balance, Raina soon confronts a threat that may alter the course of history. “She studied the MAVs for a few moments. They were beautiful in their own way, she thought…What happens when the machines we build become more like us?” PRAISE FOR DRAGONFLIES: "Dragonflies nails the sweet spot where science fiction meets thriller. Straka’s dreamed up a helluva team for a helluva series. What a ride!" – John Gilstrap, NY Times bestselling Author “Mysterious government projects, conspiracy, and a hint of a future romance…a skillfully crafted plotline, suspenseful build-up and a climatic cliffhanger.... you can guarantee I’ll be impatiently waiting to read the second in the series.” – NetGalley Devours About the Author: Publisher’s Weekly has featured author Andy Straka as one of a new crop of “rising stars in crime fiction.” His previous novels include A WITNESS ABOVE (Anthony, Agatha, and Shamus Award finalist), A KILLING SKY (Anthony Award Finalist), COLD QUARRY (Shamus Award Winner), THE NIGHT FALCONER (called a “great read” by Library Journal), RECORD OF WRONGS (hailed by Mystery Scene as “a first-rate thriller”), FLIGHTFALL, and THE BLUE HALLELUJAH. Always fascinated with flight, Andy is a licensed falconer and co-founder of the popular Crime Wave at the annual Virginia Festival of the Book. A native of upstate New York and a graduate of Williams College, he lives with his family in Virginia.