By G. T. Almasi
In probably the most fascinating debuts in years, G. T. Almasi has fused the complicated cat-and-mouse video games of a John le Carré novel with the brash variety of comedian publication superheroes to create a kick-ass trade historical past that reimagines the chilly conflict 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 famous person in ExOps, a covert-action service provider that aggressively shields the USA from its 3 nice enemies: the Soviet Union, larger Germany, and the Nationalist Republic of China. instead of danger one other all-out struggle, the 4 superpowers have poured their assets into developing superspies often called Levels.
Alix is without doubt one of the preferred younger American degrees. That's no shock: Her dad was once America's best point earlier than he was once captured and killed 8 years in the past. but if an impulsive choice 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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Komm bald nach, Liebling«, sagte sie. « Er erwiderte nichts. Sie blieb noch einen Augenblick in der Tür stehen und betrachtete ihn. Mit seinen zweiundvierzig Jahren sah er immer noch jung aus. Ihm war nie bewusst gewesen, wie attraktiv er eigentlich war – eine, wie sie fand, ebenso anziehende wie seltene Eigenschaft bei einem Mann. Allerdings war er nicht anspruchslos, wie sie im Lauf der Zeit festgestellt hatte. Ganz im Gegenteil: Alles, was ihn intellektuell nicht forderte, war ihm in höchstem Maße gleichgültig.
Meine Frau und ich sind nach Frankreich gezogen, in ein Haus gleich hinter der Grenze. Ist billiger. Allerdings muss ich jetzt jeden Tag nach Genf reinfahren. « Von draußen waren die Geräusche eines Dieselmotors zu hören. Gabrielle steckte den Kopf zur Tür herein. »Der Krankenwagen ist da. « Hoffmann versuchte aufzustehen. Leclerc wollte ihm helfen, aber Hoffmann winkte ihn weg. Schweizer, dachte er säuerlich. Tun so, als wären wir Ausländer willkommen, aber eigentlich stecken sie voller Ressentiments.
Er ging zum Schreibtisch und setzte sich auf Hoffmanns antiken Kapitänsstuhl. Ab und zu, wenn die schimmernden Zahlenkolonnen sich änderten, lief eine leichte Wellenbewegung über den großen Bildschirm: 1,06, -78, -4,03 %, -$0,95. Die Zahlen waren ihm ein Rätsel, er konnte sie genauso wenig entschlüsseln wie die Inschrift auf dem Stein von Rosette. Wenn er den Schlüssel fände, dachte er, dann könnte er vielleicht genauso reich werden wie dieser Kerl. Die Geldanlagen, die er sich vor ein paar Jahren von einem pickeligen »Finanzberater« für seinen eigenen komfortablen Ruhestand hatte aufschwatzen lassen, waren jetzt nur noch die Hälfte dessen wert, was er dafür bezahlt hatte.
Blades of Winter (Shadowstorm, Book 1) by G. T. Almasi