<< In the 27th century, a psychic aberration has manifested in humanity, gifting a select few with the ability to weave dreams for others. They apply their addictive trade, calling themselves Dream Merchants.
Rarer still are those who can assassinate people while they dream…>>
In Don’t Fall Asleep, Cassandra has recently arrived on Altair IV. She is one of the dream assassins and she works and lives by her own code of ethics. She’s also rich, beautiful and running from her past. She decides to seek out a partner, one she can train and trust. In her line of work, she’ll need someone who has her back and will “stand between her and mental destruction.”
Altair IV is not a pretty planet. The common people live in horrible conditions in the underworld and buy dreams like drugs. The rich live above ground in their lofty bubbles and tourists visit the domes in-between.
Cassandra chooses Nathan, but he, like her, has secrets. She teaches him to assassinate without being detected. He teaches her to let loose and smile. The question is will either of them survive when they go after one of the most corrupt men on Altair IV.
There’s a lot of action in this book, as well as quiet moments of introspection. Neither Cassandra nor Nathan is portrayed as a super hero incapable of being hurt. Both have their demons to conquer, but they realize they have a better chance of surviving if they stick together.
I give Don’t Fall Asleep by Laura Eno a rating of Hel-of-a-Writer. This is the first book in the Dream Assassin series, but it’s not the first book I’ve read by Laura Eno. Once again, she has not disappointed.
Don’t Fall Asleep
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~FTC Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the author, but that did not influence my review. The author did not ask for a review, although she did, in her autograph, say, “Please enjoy!” I took that as encouragement, not a demand. And, no, I did not read this during jury duty. That would be a no-no and would get me kicked off. If I got caught. Which I didn’t. Besides, have you seen the cases they try in Federal Court? I bet the government has its own squad of dream assassins who come after people who hide books in their laps or listen to books on tape with a teeny ear plug. Not that I did that. I didn’t. Shoot. Now I’ve scared myself and won’t be able to sleep tonight.