The year is 2048 and serial war has been waged for control of diminishing resources and people of the European continent after WWIII. Rebane Nordstrom leaves everything behind to escape the man who will stop at nothing: Weisser. For him, she is an assassin, a dangerous terrorist. She finds anonymity in a desolate place; in the far North behind the radiation-ridden outback of the invisible Zone. But her enemy never gives up and he will find her when frontlines fluctuate and the cover of extreme cold retreats. The power of friendship and the brutal beauty of the arctic nature are on her side.
I have a detailed, well-formed protagonist who can appear too strong at times, but she has a soft human heart with believable weaknesses. Rebane knows what’s right. This sense of justice sets her above the cruel, resolute man who hunts her. Major Aldrich Weisser is an apparently civilized man, who has a brutal, violent core. He will do anything to get her: to mend his mistake of letting her fool him. And no one escapes from his clutches. He is the ultimate antagonist- impossible to topple until the last pages unfold with a great battle between David and Goliath. Rebane must face her darkest demon from the depths of her POW experience, and she cannot survive without help.
Because my protagonist is a woman, I depict the bloody features of a future war and being a POW from her perspective. What happens to women in most conflict zones, isn’t pretty or civilized. #MeToo should have been invented thousands of years ago. But girls are strong, they are stronger together. This is a lesson which Rebane learns when she saves the life of a young German woman: Liva Löwe. She is a healer with many aces up her sleeve, despite her young age. Liva will lead Rebane to salvation and to the utmost danger.