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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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.

Closer Than Touch

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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.

Spring Tide

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.