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Blades of Winter: A Novel of the Shadowstorm (edition 2012)
by G. T. Almasi
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0440423546, Mass Market Paperback)In one of the most exciting debuts in years, G. T. Almasi has fused the intricate cat-and-mouse games of a John le Carré novel with the brash style of comic book superheroes to create a kick-ass alternate history that reimagines the Cold War as a clash of spies with biological, chemical, and technological enhancements.
Nineteen-year-old Alix Nico, a self-described “million-dollar murder machine,” is a rising star in ExOps, a covert-action agency that aggressively shields the United States from its three great enemies: the Soviet Union, Greater Germany, and the Nationalist Republic of China. Rather than risk another all-out war, the four superpowers have poured their resources into creating superspies known as Levels.
Alix is one of the hottest young American Levels. That’s no surprise: Her dad was America’s top Level before he was captured and killed eight years ago. But when an impulsive decision explodes—literally—in her face, Alix uncovers a conspiracy that pushes her to her limits and could upset the global balance of power forever.
“Smart, sassy, and seriously appealing: a stunning debut.”—Jeff Long, New York Times bestselling author of The Descent
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Alix Nico, a 19-year-old superspy for ExOps, a covert-action agency that shields the U.S. from its three greatest enemies--the Soviet Union, Greater Germany and the Nationalist Republic of China--uncovers a conspiracy that pushes her to the breaking point.
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