Sandra (Piper) reviewed Ultra Violet (Silhouette Bombshell, No 64) on
Violet Marsh, who has gone out of her way to live the most ordinary life possible, wakes up one morning to find she's lost five days--and gained a few superpowers. The police think she's a nut, and she's beginning to think she is, too, when someone tries to kidnap her. She foils the kidnapper with the help of Natalie, an employee of Gideon Enterprises. And though she doesn't want to trust anyone, she has nowhere else to turn except to this shadowy "security" organization. At least the people there believe her. And they have proof that someone kidnapped her in the form of a video.
Gideon recruits Violet to help his team with a "mission"--to break into the headquarters of SynCor. She pretends to go along, but her real motive is to get possession of that video so the police will believe her. But gradually she comes to realize the mission, though highly dangerous and highly illegal, is the only way to go. Complicating her moral dilemmas is her attraction to Jackson, a macho team member who is as mysterious as he is sexy.
From her no-nonsense bob to her conservative job, Violet Marsh had only ever wanted to fit in. But during a secret experiment in a secret facility, someone changed everything... by changing her into the fastest human on the planet. So what's a suddenly superhuman gal to do?
Reversing the procedure was Violet's endgame when she joined forces with cloak-and-dagger Gideon Enterprises, a company out to get the scientists who'd experimented on her. Until one tall, dark agent made her rethink her whole life and she learned there was another guinea pig. A child. Violet faced a choice: walk away and go back to "normal," or risk her life and use her new powers to help. It was really no choice at all...