In the near future, military and investigative services are global and privatized. The Zodiac Forces are the dominant establishment world-wide. Based in the United States with branches of service extending from domestic disputes to organized crime, Zodiac operatives are highly specialized soldiers for unique conflicts.
A Scorpion’s Nature
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[three-sixths]Alex Drake is running from his father and the expectations of the Drake family name. He has money and prestige but no control of his life. When he threatens to join the Zodiac, his dad ensures he follows through.
Now Alex has nothing, and worse, his family name makes him a target. Bootcamp is going to kick his ass, the other recruits are making sure of that. D’Angelo makes himself the devil of the barracks and enforces the title with his fists. Alex needs an ally, fast.
Shawn and Dillon prove to be on his side while D’Angelo discriminates equally. But when the devil catches Alex alone, something changes. Alex discovers he likes being dominated and D’Angelo is all too willing to provide. But the devil is dangerous, he’s put every recruit but Alex into the emergency room. It’s only a matter of time before he loses control.[/three-sixths]
Closer Than Touch
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[three-sixths]Deia has difficulty keeping partners; no matter how hard they try, they keep winding up dead. Bad enough in a special operations unit, but Deia is a Gemini, meant to work with a partner at a level of intimacy that leaves all his other relationships dull and distant by comparison.
Tired of his partners dying, Deia is ready to transfer to Scorpio, where working alone isn’t a problem. When his boss stipulates he’ll only sign off on the transfer if Deia meets a new candidate, Deia reluctantly agrees to try one last time.
[three-sixths]Cancer is the watercraft-branch of the privatized Zodiac Forces. If you can float a boat, you’ll find Cancer operatives on the water investigating. Whiplash and Cardinal are two soldiers off the coast of Italy, hot on the trail of an ivory smuggling gang.
Instead of ivory, they find a message in a bottle calling for help. It’s ten years old and the case is probably cold, but Whiplash knows a proper adventure when she sees one and Cardinal is along for the ride. It gets personal when the trail leads back to the very smugglers they were tracking. Both Whip and Cards are kidnapped and the woman who threw that message in a bottle: she locked Cardinal in the forward berth of the ship herself.
Was it a trap for the Zodiac women or does the lady pirate want out? Separated from her partner and supplies, it’s up to Cards to keep it together and get herself free. If it means pretending to coöperate, even pretending to fall in love, Cardinal won’t pull any punches.