The Trace

The Grifters kidnap any metahumans living outside the Academy... like me. Only this time, they missed. ~~ It took me eighteen years to realize I wasn’t that awkward girl in the mirror. Now I’m faster than thought and crazy strong, but I’m not alone. My only path forward means classified operations, psychic abilities, and war against a brutal enemy, the Grifters. When they kidnapped my best friend, my war began. I just hope I’m on the right side.

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K.A. Parkinson, Author of “The Chosen Chronicles” says: “Thorne does an amazing job showing the complexity of war: the who-is-right and who-is-wrong when both sides have desires that make sense, the pain it inflicts upon generations, the search for truth, and the inner-battle we all must face when choosing which side we will and should fight for... I highly, HIGHLY, recommend this book.”

Ryan Freeman, Author of “The Grey Isle Tale” says: “Relevant. Personal. Unique.”



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For centuries, a covert organization of metahumans called the Academy has protected unaware civilians from the Grifters, creatures whose humanity is as deformed as their craggy faces. I’d spent eighteen years ignorant of either group, and of their endless war. Then the Grifters found me.

The Academy whisked me away to safety, and we waited for the danger to pass. Only it didn’t. The Grifters, too stupid to know or too cruel to care that I’d left, kidnapped my best friend instead.

It won’t take them long to figure out their mistake, but I’m not going to give them the opportunity. Finding Kara means grueling training at the Academy—a sequestered hub of classified operations, psychic powers, and fighting creatures that should only exist in nightmares. We have the weapons, the technology, the brains. The Academists are strong, but Grifters are stronger. They can’t even feel pain. But we can, and Grifters are the perfect outlet for releasing that pain.

The Trace is the first book in the young adult trilogy “Whitewashed,” following Ella Kepler, a nascent metahuman whose strength and speed is matched only by the enemies set against her.
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Perfect Bound / Softcover:

2nd Edition: July 6, 2018

ISBN: 1622535111
ISBN-13: 978-1-62253-511-8
6.14 x 9.21 x 0.7081 (1.077 Lbs)
316 Pages (24/carton)
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"I hate that it took me so long to read it, because this is one that got me twisted around its little story finger and then Mr. Miyagi-ed me. Adelaide Thorne was surely giggling as she penned that cliffhanger ending and left us all dangling by a thread… [B]y the start of Part 3, I quickly discovered I would not be putting the book down anytime soon, even for sleeping or eating.

"As it went on, I was riveted, mesmerized, utterly catatonic to all things outside of Ella's little universe. By the end, I was beside myself, my mouth in a perpetual state of hanging open.

"To say surprises came like BOOM-BOOM-BOOM...that's an understatement. AND I LOVED IT!!! I so often predict where a story is going, and I absolutely get GIDDY when I'm thrown for a loop…

"My final emotion: five hard-earned stars. Adelaide Thorne has this series IN. THE. BAG. She is a writer of profound exploration of the human psyche, and a true student to the spectrum of man's emotions. And it goes without saying that she is extremely talented with plot! I absolutely can't wait until the next book, and am SO glad things fell in such a way to where I do not have to wait very long before THE INTEGER graces my Kindle!!!!"

Series: Whitewashed, Book 1
Genres: 2.99 eBooks, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Tags: eBook, EP Direct, Paperback
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Publication Year: 2017
Format: Paperback, eBook Audiobook
Length: 108,369 Words
Narrator: Coming Soon
ISBN: 9781622535118

List Price: $16.95 Paperback (May Be Discounted By Retailers)
eBook Price: $2.99
Audiobook Price: Coming Soon