RESIST: Book Two of The Resistance Series
Tommy and Careen have joined the Resistance, but their attempts to undermine the OCSD’s bid for dominance spin out of control, bringing consequences far beyond anything they bargained for.
Even as they fight against the OCSD’s efforts to maintain total control in the name of safety and security, they feel the need to protect each other—with mixed results.
Tommy and Careen are no longer naïve, frightened teenagers who believe the Office of Civilian Safety and Defense’s miracle antidote can protect them from a terrorist’s chemical weapons. They’ve accidentally discovered the antidote’s real purpose: to create a population bereft of free will, incapable of defying the tyrannical OCSD.
They join the Resistance to fight back, and take part in a plan to rescue a group of dissenters imprisoned for speaking out against the OCSD, but things spin out of control and soon they’re on the run, dodging the quadrant marshals in a headlong dash for the Resistance’s secret headquarters in a remote mountain quadrant.
Careen believed she had a chance to change things for the better when she impulsively interrupted a live OCSD press conference. She had everyone’s attention when she made a desperate bid to reveal the truth: that the terrorist threat was fabricated by the government so people would willingly take the so-called antidote, which controlled their thoughts and actions. Just minutes after security removed her from the room, the OCSD director dropped dead. That unfortunate coincidence made Careen a perfect scapegoat, and she was accused of his murder.
To make matters worse, Madalyn Davies has taken over the helm at the OCSD—and she’s even more volatile, unpredictable, and power-hungry than her predecessor.
Tommy helps Careen, known to the public only as the mystery rebel, to escape, and they hope she can stay anonymous until they have a chance to clear things up, but all too soon, someone Careen should’ve been able to trust reveals her identity.
Being part of the Resistance brings with it a whole new set of challenges. Not everyone working for change will prove trustworthy, and plans to spark revolution go awry with consequences far greater than they could’ve imagined.
Tommy and Careen’s relationship is tested when their philosophical differences and the pressures of interpersonal rivalries and jealousy put a strain on their romance. Can they make time for each other while trying to start a revolution?