By G. T. Almasi
In probably the most fascinating debuts in years, G. T. Almasi has fused the problematic cat-and-mouse video games of a John le Carré novel with the brash kind of comedian booklet superheroes to create a kick-ass exchange historical past that reimagines the chilly struggle as a conflict of spies with organic, chemical, and technological enhancements.
Nineteen-year-old Alix Nico, a self-described "million-dollar homicide machine," is a emerging big name in ExOps, a covert-action employer that aggressively shields the us from its 3 nice enemies: the Soviet Union, better Germany, and the Nationalist Republic of China. instead of danger one other all-out warfare, the 4 superpowers have poured their assets into growing superspies referred to as Levels.
Alix is among the preferred younger American degrees. That's no shock: Her dad used to be America's most sensible point prior to he was once captured and killed 8 years in the past. but if an impulsive selection explodes--literally--in her face, Alix uncovers a conspiracy that pushes her to her limits and will disappointed the worldwide stability of strength forever.
"Smart, sassy, and heavily beautiful: a gorgeous debut."--Jeff lengthy, New York Times bestselling writer of The Descent
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