Nell Calder: The Ugly Duckling. Nothing was special about her. Her own mother said she was an ugly duckling and would never be a swan. Nell's life revolved around Jill, her daughter. This life fell apart in one night. The night of the hit. A Knife-man named Maritz was hired to murder her at a party. She was in her room when he attacked her and she ended up falling of the balcony into rocks (they were on an island) her face was smashed and Maritz killed Jill too. So a plastic surgeon gave her a new face and Nell only has one goal. She must kill Maritz. But along the way she has other questions to answer. Who is Gardeaux? Why does he want her dead? How can she get revenge against someone who ENJOYS killing people when she doesn't even know the basics o fighting? Simple. Nicholas Tanek. The man she met at the fateful party, the man who brought her to the plastic surgeon, who gave her purpose when she wanted to die. Still, going after the drug dealer Gardeaux and his many weapon specialists like Maritz won't be easy. This book was great though a bit more adultish than I would like. the uncureable sickness was cool and how Tanek cleverly brought down Gardeaux. He died from what was supposed to kill his victims.