Today is the official release day for Infidel by Kameron Hurley.
The only thing worse than war is revolution. Especially when you’re already losing the war…
Nyx used to be a bel dame, a government-funded assassin with a talent for cutting off heads for cash. Her country’s war rages on, but her assassin days are long over. Now she’s babysitting diplomats to make ends meet and longing for the days when killing people was a lot more honorable.
When Nyx’s former bel dame “sisters” lead a coup against the government that threatens to plunge the country into civil war, Nyx volunteers to stop them. The hunt takes Nyx and her inglorious team of mercenaries to one of the richest, most peaceful, and most contaminated countries on the planet — a country wholly unprepared to host a battle waged by the world’s deadliest assassins. In a rotten country of sweet-tongued politicians, giant bugs, and renegade shape shifters, Nyx will forge unlikely allies and rekindle old acquaintances. And the bodies she leaves scattered across the continent this time… may include her own.
Because no matter where you go or how far you run in this world, one thing is certain: the bloody bel dames will find you.
Hurley’s world-building is phenomenal, with casual references to insectile technology and the world’s history that provide atmosphere without info dumps…Hurley smoothly handles tricky themes such as race, class, religion, and gender without sacrificing action. –Publishers Weekly on God’s War (Book 1 of the Bel Dame Apocrypha)