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The Watch
by Anna Herlihy

Ren Grant has been hiding in an abandoned ship for six years. She lives on Earth in the year 7026 when human civilization has been crippled by an untreatable virus known as the Blood Plague. Government has fallen and an order of medics known as the Doctors impose a harsh standard to prevent further outbreaks. The Doctors believe Ren to be a carrier of the Blood Plague and have hunted her since childhood. Ren's hiding place is eventually discovered, but not by the Doctors. The stranger Rian Sloan inexplicably recognizes and kidnaps her, and Ren must either escape her captivity or find a way to persuade Sloan to keep her alive.  
 
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