In 1994, Tony Ranieri saved the life of a brutally tortured
young man. This man had no memory, nor could he speak. Tony
named him Kev after a tattoo on his leg. Tony's nephew,
Bruno, extended the name to Kevlar so Kev used Larson as
his last name and adopted the Ranieri family as his own.
Finally able to speak and discovering that his IQ is quite
high, Kev goes into business with Bruno in Portland,
Oregon, and becomes a wealthy man. One day, Kev rescues a
kid from a rushing river, depositing the boy on the bank
before the branch he is holding on to breaks and Kev is
thrown over the water fall. He goes into a coma and when he
wakes he has scattered memories. The only problem is that
when he starts to concentrate on the memories, he gets a
horrific headache. However, he learns that he has a coping
mechanism inside his head in the form of the image of a
beautiful angel who guides him to a place inside his mind
where the pain cannot get him.
Bruno helps Kev research some names that he remembers and
discovers that Charles Parish has a daughter named Edie, an
author who just happens to be signing one her novels at a
local bookstore. Kev wants answers, but when he arrives at
the bookstore and gets a look at Edie Parish, he is blown
away. She is the beautiful angel within his head who guides
him to safety. Kev takes a look at her books and recognizes
himself as the hero in the graphics and reads about all the
events of his past, including the waterfall event. How
could she know? He must find out.
Edie sees Kev and is startled. She remembers when she was a
teenager, the night he came to her father and asked for
help from Dr. Osterman, a scientist who conducted
unorthodox experiments on teenagers under the pretense of
assisting them with learning strategies. Edie was one of
his subjects and now has the ability to see the future when
she meets someone. She concentrates through drawing and a
wormhole opens and she can see the person's future. This
psychic ability makes Edie appear unstable and her father
has had her medicated and hospitalized over the years. She
is a blemish on the millionaire's perfect idea of Parish
Once Kev and Edie talk, they realize their connection. They
are quickly drawn to each other emotionally and through
lovemaking are able to see the horrible things that have
happened to each other in the past. But Charles learns
about Kev and has his bodyguards try to apprehend him. This
information makes its way to Desmond Marr, who is ready to
take over the Parish Foundation when Charles retires. Dr.
Ava Cheung works closely with Desmond in their personal
plans to eliminate Charles, Edie and Ronnie, Edie's young
sister, so they can be free to continue their unethical
experiments. They have improved on Dr. Osterman's mind-
control abilities and have been testing it on innocent
As Kev's fleeting memories creep in, his real brothers have
learned about some of Kev's inventions and know that only
their brother could have created the designs. They arrive
in Portland just as Desmond's goons bring in the firepower
to destroy Kev, Edie and the Parish family. All hell breaks
Shannon McKenna introduces us to fleshed out
characters in a tailspin plot that culminates in an
explosive ending. FADE TO MIDNIGHT, and the mere thought of
horrific mind control, will give you the chills. For those
of you who snack as you get excited while reading, may I
suggest carrots, and a large bag of them.
brothers who have conquered their demons, but they've never
forgotten their long lost brother, Kev, whom they believed
to be dead. When the McCloud brothers discover Kev is alive,
they won't rest until they find him...
tortured almost to death, Kev Larsen was found eighteen
years earlier in a warehouse alley. He survived his brutal
ordeal, but his memories before that night were completely
erased. When he nearly dies from trying to save someone from
drowning, the brain surgery he has to save his life triggers
fragmented, terrifying memories. With only these memories
and the name of his torturer to guide him, Kev is determined
to unlock the secrets to his past.
Edie Parrish has
always been good at not letting anyone get too close to her.
If someone were to learn of her unusual gift, her life would
be immediately jeopardized. But when Kev Larsen discovers
who she really is, Edie has only one choice: to trust him.
And soon, Edie can't resist her consuming desire for
him-even though she knows she'll have to pay a price for it.
Now Kev and Edie must race against time and place their
faith in each other to stop a deadly legacy...