"Unleashing the Storm" is second in the ACRO series, and the middle story in the arc about the struggle between ACRO & Itor for the weather machine. In ACRO 1, when Haley went to recruit Remy, Wyatt & Ender helped to bring him in. For this second story, the focus is on Ender - whose actual name is Tom. (We also will get interactions with Haley & Remy, meet Dev's Oz and Creed and Annika. Yeah, it's a lot of characters, but amazingly enough, I didn't get confused -- and I'm the one who can't call my kids - and that includes the dogs - by the right names half the time. They all answer to "whichever one you are".) Ender is sent in to recruit Kira - basically because he was raised on a farm, and Kira has a psychic connection to animals & works on an animal refuge. Part of her animal instinct is that she goes into heat once a year - and her's is almost upon her, which would make her susceptible to Itor. ACRO wants to get their hands - or rather Ender's hands - on her first. Girls, these agents are some HIGHLY SEXED FOLKS. We've got Kira in heat needing Ender/Tom every four hours (okay, that man has STAMINA!!)... Dev & Oz reunite (m/m sex - you're warned!)... and Creed & Annika are still trying to find their path to each other. It's hard to believe that two different authors have written this story, because it is pretty seamless and the flow between the chapters, and sets of characters, is believable and follow-able. (If that's even a word.) Again, LOVED the story & couldn't wait to jump to the next one! You could read this as a "standalone", but again - I recommend reading them in order to make sure you get all the nuances and can more easily follow all the different threads of the story-lines. THUMBS UP!! My only "ugh" about the whole book, and series, is that Random Publishing set the price... and it is $7.99. Granted, over 300 pages... but still. Is Random House NUTS?!? Library, here I come with my card tight in my hand!