In the drought-stricken Wastelands that arose out of an apocalypse, Adam McClain never thought himself the hero. Kicked out of the town he created, and shunned by his friends and former allies when they discovered what he was, he's managed to find work as a bounty hunter. After all, who better to hunt the wargs and reivers that haunt the Badlands, than one of the monsters themselves?
She's the woman he can't have...
Mia Gray learned the hard way that men can't be trusted, and when McClain strides into her bar she knows that trouble just walked in. The rugged bounty hunter is her greatest weakness–but he's hiding something, and the last time a man kept secrets from her, she got her fingers burned. Tempting as he is, Mia's staying far away.
But when a horde of reivers strikes her town and captures her sister, the only one Mia can turn to is McClain. Together they might just be able to rescue her sister, but what will happen when Mia learns of the secret McClain is hiding? Can she ever trust him again? And when the man who broke Mia's heart in the first place discovers the same secret, will McClain survive?
- Original Title:The Last True Hero (Burned Lands #2)
- Author:Bec McMaster
- Rating:7.84 / 10
- Publisher:Published January 24th 2017
THE FIRST TIME Adam McClain put the gun in his mouth, he couldn't pull the trigger.
He'd found a nice, lonely spot out in the Wastelands, far enough away from his sister that she wouldn't find his body, and one with a beautiful view over the Great Divide, which split the continent in half.
Thou shalt not suffer a warg to live.
That was the first law he'd ever learned at the knee of his stern bounty hunter father. Adam had followed in his footsteps, hunting the wargs and shadow-cats that lurked in the gloom of the wastelands. He'd seen the massacres firsthand, blood sprayed across timber floors as he walked slowly through a homestead, and broken bodies scattered and torn as he searched room after room, looking for the perpetrator.
One particular memory sprang to mind.
"I didn't mean it," the man whispered, his hands covered in b...