There's one rule that all Branch operatives must live by: No attachments. When Dani O'Brien entered the Branch, she planned to trade her freedom so that her family could have a better life. But joining up with the mysterious organization is more than she bargained for. Branch head Connor watches over her closely-too closely. The training is brutal, the experiments are secret, and the missions promise to be anything but ordinary. The only thing getting Dani through each day is the hope that she'll run into Sam-a young man, about her age, who wears the world on his shoulders.
Find out how it all began in this short-story prequel to Jennifer Rush's thrilling and suspenseful Altered series.
"Within minutes, this medical-engineering thriller will have readers glued to their seats....Riveting."
—Kirkus Reviews on Altered
"Action-packed...[Anna's] interactions with the boys...keep the story moving quickly, along with a steady unfolding of revelations and events."
—Publishers Weekly on Altered
Jennifer Rush began telling lies at the age of five and was immediately hooked. Fiction was far better than reality, and she spent most of her teens writing (about vampires, naturally). She currently lives in Michigan with her husband and two children, and enjoys eating ice cream in her spare time.