In the hidden basement lab of a military research facility in Needles, California, Eli Johnson jerks to consciousness. He is strapped to a stretcher and remembers nothing until he hears a voice he knows only as ôThe Tormentor.ö ThatÆs when it all comes back: he has been a prisoner in this lab for eight years. And heÆs about to die.Abilene Miller, a newly minted doctor desperate to prove herself, snaps up the opportunity to work at a military hospital, but the reality of Needles proves to be vastly different from the pitch of the two recruiters. She spends her days running labs and wishing for things to be different.When Abilene stumbles across EliÆs body in a supply close, she definitely gets different. SheÆs shocked when the dead man jerks back to life in her arms and infuriated when he kidnaps her. He thinks sheÆs part of a conspiracy; she thinks heÆs insane.Only together can they find out the truthùand brave the risks they run in loving each other.Sensuality Level: SensualMicah Persell holds a bachelorÆs degree in English and a double masterÆs degree in literature and English pedagogy. She is an avid reader of all types of literature, but has a soft spot for romance. She currently teaches high school language arts classes.