Talon of Scorpio
A Novel of the Shadowstorm
Random House, Inc.
Superagent Alix Nico returns in a new Shadowstorm thriller from the author of Blades of Winter, which was hailed as “a hell-bent-for-leather mash-up of spy novel and science fiction” by Jason Bourne novelist Eric Van Lustbader.
Alix Nico, code-named Scarlet, is a one-woman demolition derby. As a top American Level, she’s a cybernetically and biologically enhanced operative fighting a Cold War among the forces of freedom, a Soviet Union that never fell, a China hungry for power, and a Germany that emerged from World War II more powerful than ever.
There’s a mole within ExOps, the covert agency responsible for the security of the United States, who has been working to decapitate the organization’s leadership. And when treason strikes, Scarlet and her partner, Darwin, find themselves matched against a rogue Level known as Talon, a merciless killing machine whose augmentations place her in a league of her own. But behind Talon lurks the real enemy, a traitor whose thirst for control threatens to upset the fragile balance of mutually assured destruction that has kept the four Great Powers from breaking into open warfare—until now.
Praise for G. T. Almasi’s Blades of Winter
“Almasi handles his high-octane blend of espionage, alternate history, and coming-of-kick-ass-age debut with an impressively steady hand. . . . The story leaps into immediate action like Alix going after an adversary and maintains its breakneck pace to the very end, with blood dripping from every page.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“First-rate . . . a hell-bent-for-leather mash-up of spy novel and science fiction, set in a well-realized alternate history, starring a snarky, hormonal nineteen-year-old named Scarlet, who will capture your heart as well as your imagination.”—Eric Van Lustbader, New York Times bestselling author of Robert Ludlum’s™ The Bourne Enigma
“Smart, sassy, and seriously appealing, Blades of Winter is a fully realized alternate history with extraordinary detailing and high-velocity writing.”—Jeff Long, New York Times bestselling author of The Descent
“A fun, fast-moving alt-history romp!”—S. M. Stirling, New York Times bestselling author of Prince of Outcasts
Look for all of G. T. Almasi’s riveting Shadowstorm novels:
BLADES OF WINTER | HAMMER OF ANGELS | TALON OF SCORPIO
New York :, Random House Publishing Group,, 2019
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