Blades of Winter

Blades of Winter

A Novel of the Shadowstorm

By G. T. Almasi

Del Rey Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780440423546, 356pp.

Publication Date: August 28, 2012

In one of the most exciting debuts in years, G. T. Almasi has fused the intricate cat-and-mouse games of a John le Carre 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.