The Judas Contact by Heather Long
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The Judas Contact was an action-packed thriller that I received an early release copy of in exchange for an honest review. It is the first book in a new series by Heather Long. Ilsa is a scientist working on a chip designed to help owners find their missing pets. She has had some success, but, like all scientists there has been some failure along with those successes. She is contacted by an old roommate, Rory, whom she has not talked to in quite some time. Rory is seeking Isla out because she has been helping a group of time travelers who are all too familiar with the chips since many years in the future the chips have advanced beyond anything that Ilsa can even imagine. Of course, she can't imagine time travel so not seeing her work morphed into what it becomes is not a stretch.
The Boomers, the time traveling group from the future, consists of all males including Garrett, who has the ability to poison with a touch. He is assigned to guard Ilsa and the chemistry between them is off the charts. It is too bad that Garrett's touch poisons, to the point that he has never been touched by another human being. The company that Ilsa is working for want her to start working on research which would be against the law and inhumane. She has declined to work on anything so controversial. But, her company is at the point where they might just insist on it despite Ilsa's morals. The Boomers and Rory are what stand between her and an evil corporation that has no moral boundaries.
The Judas Contact also is an endearing romance. The reader gets the chance to see two people fall in love and keeping pace with Garrett and Isla's story makes this book an even better read. It is a great introduction to each of the members of the Boomers and we get a good introduction to the future they came from, however, I look forward to learning more about why they traveled to the future. One of the surprises is how long they have been in Isla's time so I can't wait to read more about that part of the storyline.