No one knows better than Cecelia Laurent that money and fame can lead you down a very dark path. A clever and sassy seventeen year old living among Californias wealthiest elite with her cunning Uncle Blake, Lia has learned the hard way that wealthMoreNo one knows better than Cecelia Laurent that money and fame can lead you down a very dark path.
A clever and sassy seventeen year old living among Californias wealthiest elite with her cunning Uncle Blake, Lia has learned the hard way that wealth never comes without a price. After Lia’s parents tragically disappeared in a plane crash when she was seven, Lia gained national media attention by being the unwilling subject in a brutal custody battle between her two living uncles.
Due to his superior legal team and several under-the-table bribes, her media mogul uncle, Blake Laurent, managed to discredit Lia’s parents’ will and acquire full custody of the innocent child. Flash forward ten years and Lia is still living with her cold and calculating Uncle Blake, counting down the days until she turns 18 and can take enough money from her trust fund to start a life on her own.Unfortunately for Lia, her world shatters before she gets a chance.
First she meets Alex Reese while on vacation in Belize, a gorgeous and mysterious boy with a huge secret. Both of their lives change forever when a mysterious group of secret agents, whom often take the law into their own hands, show up to arrest Blake for human trafficking during a dinner party. Lia is wrecked by the ultimate betrayal. Caught in the cross-fire of Blake’s arrest, Lia quickly finds herself a captive inside Thylacine Academy, a school where the teachers train the most skilled teenagers in the world in everything from disabling bombs to how to properly throw a knife.
And they want Lia to join them or pay with her life.Before long, Lia finds herself slowly adjusting to life at Thylacine Academy. She must struggle to prove herself in this cut-throat school, decide whether she can forgive Alex for his betrayal, and avoid a few murderous students along the way. Lia’s always had to make hard decisions, but is she brave enough to try to escape or just crazy enough to stay?