Amberlough: Book 1 in the Amberlough Dossier (Hardcover)

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Le Carre meets Cabaret in this debut spy thriller as a gay double-agent schemes to protect his smuggler lover during the rise of a fascist government coup

Trust no one with anything especially in Amberlough City.

Covert agent Cyril DePaul thinks he's good at keeping secrets, especially from Aristide Makricosta. They suit each other: Aristide turns a blind eye to Cyril's clandestine affairs, and Cyril keeps his lover's moonlighting job as a smuggler under wraps.

Cyril participates on a mission that leads to disastrous results, leaving smoke from various political fires smoldering throughout the city. Shielding Aristide from the expected fallout isn t easy, though, for he refuses to let anything not the crooked city police or the mounting rage from radical conservatives dictate his life.

Enter streetwise Cordelia Lehane, a top dancer at the Bumble Bee Cabaret and Aristide's runner, who could be the key to Cyril's plans if she can be trusted. As the twinkling lights of nightclub marquees yield to the rising flames of a fascist revolution, these three will struggle to survive using whatever means and people necessary. Including each other.

Combining the espionage thrills of le Carre with the allure of an alternate vintage era, Amberlough will thoroughly seduce and enthrall you.

"Sparkling with slang, full of riotous characters, and dripping with intrigue, Amberlough is a dazzling romp through a tumultuous, ravishing world." Robert Jackson Bennett, winner of the Shirley Jackson Award and the Edgar Award

"An astonishing first novel " World Fantasy Award-winning author Ellen Kushner

About the Author

LARA ELENA DONNELLY is a graduate of the Clarion Writers' Workshop, as well as the Alpha SF/F/H Workshop for Young Writers, where she now volunteers as on-site staff and publicity coordinator. In her meager spare time she cooks, draws, sings, and swing dances. After an idyllic, small-town Ohio childhood, spent time in Louisville, Kentucky. She currently resides in Harlem, in a tower named after Ella Fitzgerald. Amberlough is her debut novel.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780765383815
ISBN-10: 0765383810
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Date: February 7th, 2017
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Amberlough Dossier