In a city where mega-corporations control every aspect of life—and death—their most efficient assassin is waking up and turning her wrath back on them.
Freelance assassin Sasha lives on a man-made planet designed to house the unwanted in the city of Chicago, a tinderbox where one spark threatens to ignite a rebellion. In a bid to make herself the best in her field, Sasha had her empathy removed. Now, she’s the perfect killer who takes on even the most vulgar jobs. But her perfection comes at a price: feelings don’t come easy.
Just as Sasha gets her most important assignment to date, one which promises the promotion of Cysta Por Ruverno—Killer of Distinction—her surgery starts to wear off. New emotions begin to cripple her job performance and Sasha becomes the next target on the chopping block. But Sasha isn’t going down without a fight. With her and her friends lives on the line, she’ll stop at nothing to take her enemies down.
Fast-paced and deliciously violent, this debut novel of the Blood City Chronicles will have you at the edge of your seat and questioning our own views on corporations and morality.
Byron Bartlett is a Chicago area author of vague renown. He graduated from a college that’s no longer accredited. He was an editor and staff writer for a boating magazine that no longer exists. He works for a company that was swallowed by another company who was then swallowed by a larger company. He loves stories like Battle Royale and Ichi the Killer, and hopes to bring the same level of dark humor and viscerally titillating violence to his own writing. His debut novel, Violent Souls, is the first book in the Blood City Chronicles.