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Praise for the Novels of Maya Banks

 

HIDDEN AWAY

 

“If I ever wanted to be adopted into a fictional family, it would be the Kellys…I am devoted to the Kelly brothers.”


Fiction Vixen

 

“[An] action-packed story.”


The Mystery Gazette

 

NO PLACE TO RUN

 

“Fast action is the name of the game…If you’re looking for a sexual, sensual romantic suspense story, look no further.”


Night Owl Reviews

 

“Great twists and turns.”


CK
2
S Kwips and Kritiques

 

THE DARKEST HOUR

 

“An intriguing mix of military action and sizzling romance.”


Publishers Weekly

 

“This is a new series by Maya Banks and she’s got herself another winner…This story is action packed.”


Night Owl Reviews

 

“Suspenseful, sinfully sensuous and straight-up awesome.”


Joyfully Reviewed

 

“Wrought with a sensual tension.”


Romance Junkies

 

SWEET TEMPTATION

 

“Sizzle, sex appeal and sensuality! Maya Banks has it all…This book is on the inferno side of hot, and it shows on every page…You will not want to miss out on this story.”


Romance Junkies

 

“An enjoyable tale of [a] second chance at life.”


Genre Go Round Reviews

 

SWEET SEDUCTION

 

“Maya Banks never fails to tell compelling tales that evoke an emotional reaction in readers…Kept me on the edge of my seat.”


Romance Junkies

 

SWEET PERSUASION

 

“Surpassed all my expectations. Incredibly intense and complex characters, delicious conflict and explosive sex scenes that fairly melt the print off the pages,
Sweet Persuasion
will have Maya Banks fans, new and existing alike, lasciviously begging for more.”


RT Book Reviews
(4½ stars)

 

“Ignites the pages…Readers will relish Maya Banks’s exciting erotic romance.”


The Best Reviews

 

“Well-written and evocative.”


Dear Author

 

SWEET SURRENDER

 

“This story ran my heart through the wringer more than once.”


CK
2
S Kwips and Kritiques

 

“From page one, I was drawn into the story and literally could not stop reading until the last page.”


The Romance Studio

 

“Maya Banks’s story lines are always full of situations that captivate readers, but it’s the emotional pull you experience which brings the story to life.”


Romance Junkies

 

BE WITH ME

 

“I absolutely loved it! Simply wonderful writing. There’s a new star on the rise and her name is Maya Banks.”

—Sunny, national bestselling author of
Mona Lisa Eclipsing

 

“Fascinating erotic romantic suspense.”


Midwest Book Review

 

FOR HER PLEASURE

 

“[It] is the ultimate in pleasurable reading. Enticing, enchanting and sinfully sensual, I couldn’t have asked for a better anthology.”


Joyfully Reviewed

 

“Full of emotional situations, lovable characters and kick-butt story lines that will leave you desperate for more…For readers who like spicy romances with a suspenseful element—it’s definitely a must-read!”


Romance Junkies

 

“Totally intoxicating,
For Her Pleasure
is one of those reads you won’t be forgetting any time soon.”


The
Road to Romance

 

Berkley Heat titles by Maya Banks

 

FOR HER PLEASURE

BE WITH ME

SWEET SURRENDER

SWEET PERSUASION

SWEET SEDUCTION

SWEET TEMPTATION

SWEET POSSESSION

SWEET ADDICTION

Berkley Sensation titles by Maya Banks

THE DARKEST HOUR

NO PLACE TO RUN

HIDDEN AWAY

WHISPERS IN THE DARK

ECHOES AT DAWN

COLTERS’ PROMISE

Anthologies

FOUR PLAY

(with Shayla Black)

MEN OUT OF UNIFORM

(with Karin Tabke and Sylvia Day)

ECHOES
AT DAWN

 

MAYA BANKS

BERKLEY SENSATION, NEW YORK

THE BERKLEY PUBLISHING GROUP

Published by the Penguin Group

Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014, USA

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Penguin Books Ltd., Registered Offices: 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, England

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental. The publisher does not have any control over and does not assume any responsibility for author or third-party websites or their content.

ECHOES AT DAWN

A Berkley Sensation Book / published by arrangement with the author

PUBLISHING HISTORY

Berkley Sensation mass-market edition / July 2012

Copyright © 2012 by Maya Banks.

Excerpt from
Shades of Gray
by Maya Banks copyright © 2013 by Maya Banks.
Excerpt from “Exiled” by Maya Banks copyright © 2012 by Maya Banks.

Cover art by Craig White.

Cover design by Rita Frangie.

Interior text design by Laura K. Corless.

All rights reserved.

No part of this book may be reproduced, scanned, or distributed in any printed or
electronic form without permission. Please do not participate in or encourage piracy of
copyrighted materials in violation of the author’s rights. Purchase only authorized editions.

For information, address: The Berkley Publishing Group,

a division of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.,

375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014.

ISBN: 978-1-101-56893-4

BERKLEY SENSATION
®

Berkley Sensation Books are published by The Berkley Publishing Group,

a division of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.,

375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014.

BERKLEY SENSATION
®
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The “B” design is a trademark of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

If you purchased this book without a cover, you should be aware that this book is
stolen property. It was reported as “unsold and destroyed” to the publisher, and neither the
author nor the publisher has received any payment for this “stripped book.”

ALWAYS LEARNING

PEARSON

ECHOES
AT DAWN

Table of Contents
 

Prologue

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

Chapter 25

Chapter 26

Chapter 27

Chapter 28

Chapter 29

Chapter 30

Chapter 31

Chapter 32

Chapter 33

Chapter 34

Chapter 35

Chapter 36

Chapter 37

Chapter 38

Chapter 39

Chapter 40

Chapter 41

Shades of Gray

Exiled

PROLOGUE
 

GORDON
Farnsworth had more money than God. He had connections beyond anyone’s imagining. He’d lived his life on the fringe, steeped in shadows, so immersed in gray that he doubted he had any semblance of a soul remaining.

He had power, wealth and information at his disposal. And none of it meant a damn thing because his daughter was dying and he was powerless to prevent it.

She’d been seen by the top physicians in the world, had the best treatment money could buy, and he’d been told the same thing by every one of them.

There was nothing further to be done. His daughter couldn’t be saved. The best he could do was make her comfortable for the remainder of her time.

Fuck that.

He wouldn’t accept that there was nothing he could do. He’d prevented wars and instigated them. He wielded influence with dozens of world leaders. He could make or ruin an entire country on a whim. And he couldn’t save his daughter?

He paced the confines of the dark library where he often
brooded with a glass of Macallen whiskey he’d paid over one hundred thousand dollars for. The fire in the hearth had died, leaving only a few glowing embers.

His phone rang and he yanked it to his ear, barking the order before the other party had a chance to say anything.

“Is she legitimate?”

“Indeed it appears she is.”

Farnsworth’s shoulders sagged and he sank onto the couch, perched on the edge, his impatience snarling and nipping at him.

“She’s been able to heal all manner of illnesses and injuries, but it’s at great cost to herself. She’s been pushed beyond her limits but she’s been successful in all cases that have been presented.”

“I don’t give a damn what it does to her,” Farnsworth growled. “Get her here. I’m running out of time.”

There was a lengthy pause and Farnsworth didn’t like pauses. They never meant good news.

“I anticipated your order, sir. When I was told the results of her testing, I knew you’d want her there with all due haste. I gave the order to go in, remove all evidence of her existence, silence those who had any knowledge of her and, of course, to retrieve Grace Peterson and have her taken to you.”

He didn’t like where this was going. His gut knotted and his lips tightened in rage.

“What the hell happened then? Where is she? When can I expect her? Elizabeth doesn’t have much time!”

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