MINDER RISING (May 2015) by Carol Van Natta is book two in the author's Central Galactic Concordance series. I read the first book, OVERLOAD FLUX, and was very pleased by the discovery. If you like complex worldbuilding, police procedurals, mystery, superhuman elements, slow-burn romances on the sweet side, and diverse ensemble casts, then this is a series you might want to check out.
Here's the blurb for MINDER RISING:
A millennium into the future, all children are tested for minder talents, and the best are recruited for the Citizen Protection Service.
Agent Lièrén Sòng is recovering from a near-fatal crash. He should want nothing more than to get back to using his talents to interrogate criminals for his covert CPS field unit, but being sidelined gains new appeal when he makes friends with a woman and her son. Imara Sesay, road crew chief and part-time bartender, breaks her ironclad rule never to get close to customers when she asks Lièrén to teach her son how to control his growing minder talents.
Unexpected deaths in his field unit make Lièrén suspect he isn’t a lucky survivor, he’s a loose end. He should pull away from Imara and Derrit to keep them safe, but when the local CPS Testing Center is entirely too interested in Derrit’s talents, Lièrén must make an impossible choice. Can he stay alive long enough to save Imara and her prodigy son?
For more information about MINDER RISING and the Central Galactic Concordance series, click here.
The Art of Managing Romance in a Danger Zone
Author Interview: Carol Van Natta (via Smart Girls Love SciFi & Paranormal Romance)
OVERLOAD FLUX - Award Finalist (via Carol Van Natta's site)