Julia Kelly was raised in New York, and her parents made sure she had a good education and sent her to an esteemed Catholic School. She graduated, went to Harvard and got her degree in Nuclear Physics. She works with the UN, dealing with countries who are seeking Nuclear Power or have it.
When a Russian General steals decommissioned Warheads and sets off an explosions in Chelyabinsk, Russia, she’s called in to help Thomas Devoe, Military Intelligence, to find the missing warheads.
Kelly and Devoe try to track the terrorists through an Austrian trucking company, which is a front for the Russian Mafia. When the Mafia realizes they are U.S. government agents, they send thugs to kill them. Vertikoff, thinking he can pay them off, is killed. Devoe kills most of the would-be assassins, and he and Kelly escape. Information from the trucking company shows that the nukes are bound for Iran. Spy satellites place the truck in a traffic jam in Dagestan, and Devoe uses a ruse to identify it. The satellite, tracking in real time, is able to verify its license plate.
Stopped at a checkpoint, Kodoroff and his men kill the guards. Devoe then leads a special forces unit to stop them. Denied entry into Russian airspace, one of the helicopters is shot down by a Russian surface-to-air missile battery, but the remaining helicopters are able to locate the truck carrying the warheads. A gunfight ensues in which Kodoroff is killed and the warheads are seized. Interrogation of the surviving member of the group reveals that one warhead was taken by another man.
Further work on the information from the trucking company leads IFOR to a Sarajevo address. Inside is a video cassette of a Yugoslav named Dušan Gavrić. Gavrić disclaims any allegiance in the Yugoslav Wars, but blames other countries for supplying weapons to all sides in the war. Dr. Kelly realizes he intends to bomb a meeting at the UN headquarters in New York City and the city goes into lockdown. Gavrić arrives in Manhattan with the Bosnian diplomatic delegation. A flashback shows that Gavrić wants to avenge the death of his wife and daughter, who were killed in Sarajevo’s Sniper Alley. He and his brother are finally found by the New York Police Department. When his brother is killed by Devoe, a wounded Gavrić is followed into a parochial school and then a small church. Devoe confronts Gavrić, who commits suicide, knowing that the bomb is set to go off in a matter of minutes and cannot be deactivated. With only seconds to spare, Dr. Kelly is able to remove a part of the explosive lens shell of the bomb, preventing the primary explosion from establishing critical mass within the plutonium core. The primary wrecks the church, but the warhead itself does not detonate. Devoe and Kelly both survive with minor injuries.
After the mission the two stay close. They dated for a while, but when Thomas was pulled to go in a deep undercover mission, they separated.
Julia continued to work for the UN and gave lectures about security and disarmament all over the world. When she traveled to Australia she had not expected for her life to change.
During the conference she met Edward Courtney. She thought he was handsome and kind. It wasn’t long before she entered a relationship with him. After staying the night, she discovered that he was a Priest. Horrified that the Nuns from her school were right that she was going to hell, she fled only to come back demanding to know what he meant by ‘I was a Vampire before a Priest and knew I would a have a Mate’ then fled again. She ended up at Confession, but found herself returning back to Cort.
She demanded answers to a lot of questions.
Six months later she was Turned and they Bonded.