of the


Great minds can change the world…
or leave it in ruins.

When tech prodigy Jade Veverka creates a program to communicate with her autistic sister, she’s tapped by a startup to explore the potential applications of her technology. But Jade quickly begins to notice some strange things about the small Kansas town just beyond the company’s campus—why are there no children anywhere to be seen, and for that matter, anyone over the age of forty? Why do all of the people living here act uncomfortable and jumpy?

On the way home one night, Jade and her co-worker are run off the road, and their lab and living spaces are suddenly overrun with armed guards, purportedly for their safety. Confined to the compound and questioning what her employers might be hiding from her, Jade fears she’s losing control not only of her invention, but of her very life. It soon becomes clear that the threat reaches far beyond Jade and her family, and the real danger is much closer than she’d ever imagined.

Order now


Another page turner that leaves you satisfied, yet yearning for more. LS Hawker creates the plot twists and turns that keep you guessing, but not confused. There is action and surprises that keep you engaged throughout. Mick Yeary

The characters are to die for. Jade’s autistic sister, Clem, is my favorite. She is such a unique color on the spectrum, and her quirks make me beam. And Olivia is already my close friend, even though she’s imaginary. She’s non-PC but everything good. Amazon Reviewer




They said she was armed.
They said she was dangerous.
They were right.

USA Today bestseller and International Thriller Writers Thriller Awards finalist in the Best First Novel

Petty Moshen spent eighteen years of her life as a prisoner in her own home, training with military precision for everything, ready for anything. She can disarm, dismember, and kill–and now, for the first time ever, she is free.

Her paranoid father is dead, his extreme dominance and rules a thing of the past, but his influence remains as strong as ever. When his final will reveals a future more terrible than her captive past, Petty knows she must escape–by whatever means necessary.

But when Petty learns the truth behind her father’s madness–and her own family–the reality is worse than anything she could have imagined. On the road and in over her head, Petty’s fight for her life has just begun.

Fans of female-powered thrillers will love debut author LS Hawker and her suspenseful tale of a young woman on the run for her future–and from the nightmares of her past.


This book is amazing! Literally the entire book you think you have the story line figured but you never really do, absolutely phenomenal! Shannon

I gave up second-guessing the author and just marveled at the fact that I could go along for such a wild ride while being amazed and even moved by the characters. AnneEliz