The Blackbourne team didn't take the Ashley waters mission. Instead, they took one in New York, one that tested the bonds they had formed, one that stretched them to their limits.... And found them found lacking, the stress of the job sending them all different directions.
Owen feels he failed, and is a lone dog training Academy recruits in Weapons and body language.
Sean quit, though he still dabbles in the Academy now and again, and owns his own practice in Charleston.
Silas and North do jobs internationally, occasionally stopping back in America to see Uncle or do a job in the states.
Victor, Kota, and Nathan are their own team. They stayed in New York, working there and building a name for themselves.
Luke and Gabriel went to California, doing odd jobs that mostly involve espianoge and staying to themselves.
Sang.... well, she was found by Roberts when she was seventeen. She was on her own, on the streets, sent there after her dad's new play thing found her in the motel she'd been hidden away like a dirty secret and demanded he throw her out, not wanting to share attention. She spent a year being trained, finding out she's a ghost bird, and went out on her own to help with missions around the country. Never the same name, never the same town, never the same team. What happens when five of these places stick to her? When men from different states steal pieces of her heart?
Doctor Roberts has had enough. He sees how broken his adopted daughter is, and he knows what missions have made her close off even more. He knows something happened, and he suspects what it could be. What happens when he decides to pull some strings?
Something has to give, or is it already shattered beyond repair?
EVERYTHING IS CL STONES
Nothing's mine :)
Edit: this book has a LOT of sexy times...... be warned. I'm thinking rewriting it with more plot less sex. Or doing a second book with more of both. Depends on audience. Original (this) Will stay up.