Science fiction heist from the author of the smash hit film, Atomic Blonde
It was just another job, right?
Nicco Salarum is a thief, and a good one. In the rough-and-tumble city of Azbatha, where every street hustler has an enchantment in his back pocket, Nicco prides himself on using his skills – and the best technology money can buy – to get him into the houses and boardrooms of the wealthy.
But Nicco’s last job went sour, leaving him in debt to a powerful gang boss, and deep in trouble. When a foreign wizard offers him a vast sum for a visiting diplomat’s trinket, he leaps at the opportunity.
But nothing happens in a vacuum. Caught in a game where the futures of whole nations are at stake, Nicco finds himself racing against time to right his wrongs... and save his own skin.
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About the Author
Antony Johnston is a New York Times bestselling graphic novelist, author, and games writer with more than fifty published titles, including The Coldest City, which became the hit movie Atomic Blonde starring Charlize Theron. His epic series Wasteland is one of only a handful of such longform achievements in comics, and his first video game, Dead Space, redefined a genre.
Antony has written more than thirty graphic novels and comic series, including The Fuse, Daredevil, Julius, Codename Baboushka, The Long Haul, Wolverine Prodigal Son, the Alex Rider graphic novels, the Dead Space transmedia comics, and the adaptation of Alan Moore’s “lost screenplay” Fashion Beast.
His video games include Shadow of Mordor, Blackwood Crossing, The Assembly, Dead Space Extraction, Zombiu, and more.
Antony also hosts the podcast Unjustly Maligned on the Incomparable network, and records music under the alias Silencaeon.
He lives and works in England.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book definitely reads like a fun heist story that just happens to be set in a sci-fi/fantasy world. Nicco has more depth than your average master thief, and his mouth gets him into (and out of) some unexpected situations here. The women characters, while minor, are still fully formed people, and not just background accessories. The story takes us between planets and cultures, and does a great job of letting the reader see behind the scenes of both. The bad guys aren't 100% bad, and the good guys aren't all good, either. There were times when I wasn't sure who I really wanted to succeed, and who I was rooting for changed several times as I read. This would make a fun movie, and I couldn't help fantasy casting it already. I can't wait to read his next prose novel.