Author of THE PERFECT ASSASSIN
(TOR, March 19, 2019)
K.A. “Kai” Doore grew up in Florida, but has since lived in lush Washington, arid Arizona, and cherry-infused Michigan. While recovering from climate whiplash, she’s raised chickens, learned entirely too much about property assessment, photographed cacti, and developed online trainings, none of which has anything to do with – or perhaps has everything to do with – her BA in Classics.
Things have calmed down a bit with the introduction of a small human into her life, if by “calmed down” you mean “now she tries to stop a toddler from pretending the kitties are ponies while meeting book deadlines, dayjobbing, & keeping the house from descending into general & specific chaos.”
But what’s REALLY COOL is her wife who studies phage viruses and evolution and why would you want to know anything about Kai’s books when you could be learning about LPS and binding sites and tail spike proteins, she doesn’t know. *suavely deflects*
About THE PERFECT ASSASSIN (Chronicles of Ghadid #1)
In Ghadid, a desert city perched hundreds of feet above the sands, the Basbowen family has seen better days. Once feared assassins, a clash with the drum chiefs who govern Ghadid led to a ban on contracts. A decade later, hope that the ban will be lifted has dwindled.
But tradition persists and the next generation of assassins has been trained. Alone out of his generation, Amastan’s glad that he’ll never be asked to take a contract. Instead, he can focus on a different, less bloody job: preserving Ghadid’s history.
At least, that’s his plan until he stumbles upon a drum chief’s corpse.
Now Amastan must find the murderer before they kill again. But Amastan’s an assassin, not a detective, and finding justice means dredging up a past better left forgotten. If he succeeds, the drum chiefs will lift the contract ban. If he doesn’t – who better to blame for a murder than a family of assassins?