Sanaa Griffin had everything — close friends, a caring family, and her dream job at a competitive agency in the last city on Earth. But when she wishes for love and excitement on New Year's Eve, the gods decide to reward her in the cruelest way possible. Ripped from the job she always loved, she's reassigned to work for the mysterious Mark Sakai. Her task: spy on the corrupt leaders of the city who are playing politics and killing their enemies in the hopes of earning a ticket on the first ship off the planet. War looms on the horizon, and Sanaa must help Sakai determine the key players and their weak spots before they tear the city apart.
Mark Sakai has many plans for Sanaa that will take her into a web of lies and danger. With the help of Jiro, a man who teaches her self defense while stealing her heart, Sanaa realizes Mark Sakai is holding back important truths about her life, her job, and the biggest secret of all, her family legacy. Can she keep her family safe and her city at peace as the great exodus from Earth begins?
REMOVED is the first book in a captivating post-apocalyptic series that harnesses the cultures and traditions of Japan and sweeps them into the future between Earth and a faraway land.
"The book is written like a seasoned pro, mixing so many wonderful elements of style… binding threads between past, present, and a possible, plausible future is what makes this debut work something very special." – C. E. Kilgore, Tracing the Stars