After the Red Rain / Protocol: Orphans
After the Red Rain
Written by Barry Lyga, Peter Facinelli and Robert DeFranco
Little Brown, 2015
"Stunning...like a future-shock movie playing in your head."
Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher series
On the ruined planet Earth, where 50 billion people are confined to megacities and resources are scarce, Deedra has been handed a bleak and mundane existence by the Magistrate she works so hard for. But one day she comes across a beautiful boy named Rose struggling to cross the river--a boy with a secretive past and special abilities, who is somehow able to find comfort and life from their dying planet.
But just as the two form a bond, it is quickly torn apart after the Magistrate's son is murdered and Rose becomes the prime suspect. Little do Deedra and Rose know how much their relationship will affect the fate of everyone who lives on the planet.
by Michael Alan Nelson (author), Robert DeFranco (Creator), Peter Facinelli (Creator), Mariano Navarro (Illustrator) and Peter
Protocol: Orphans - Adopted by the government. Trained as deadly spies. Abandoned by everybody but each other.
Grabbed up by the United States government and thrown into training camps, orphans around the country have been raised to become America’s next generation of superspies. Now, as adults, they live amongst us, ready for ‘the family’ to call them back into action. And being a member of this family means a lifetime of death, danger, changed identities and buried memories. After the mysterious murder of a fellow orphan, our agents are thrust head first into another mission.