OUT NOW: Assassin’s Orbit by John Appel!

We’re very excited to wish Assassin’s Orbit by John Appel an extremely happy book birthday!

This action-packed debut has been described as Golden Girls meets The Expanse, meets Babylon Five – and it truly is every bit as great as that sounds!

Murder makes unlikely allies.

On the eve of the planet Ileri’s historic vote to join the Commonwealth, the assassination of a government minister threatens to shatter everything. Private investigator Noo Okereke and spy Meiko Ogawa join forces with police chief Toiwa to investigate – and discover clues that point disturbingly toward a threat humanity thought they had escaped.

A threat that could destroy Ileri and spark an interplanetary war… unless the disparate team can work together to solve the mystery.

“John Appel bursts unto the science fiction scene with a tightly-plotted far-future thriller. Combining rigor and thoughtful speculation of technology and history with nuanced characterization of seasoned operatives, Assassin’s Orbit is an excellent read.” — Michael R. Underwood, author of Annihilation Aria

Assassin’s Orbit is the best kind of space thriller—twisty and explosive, it doesn’t stop, doesn’t flinch, and doesn’t hold back. I absolutely loved this book and the super-capable women at its explosive heart.” — Karen Osborne, author of Architects of Memory