Assassin's Orbit (Paperback)

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Golden Girls meets The Expanse with a side of Babylon Five

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.

"With solid, thoughtful representation this will be well worth the time of any reader looking for socially conscious hard sci-fi." -- Publishers Weekly

"A fast-paced debut novel filled with interesting, well-developed characters and super cool sci-fi technology." -- Michael Mammay, author of the Planetside series

"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

About the Author


John Appel volunteered to jump out of planes before he’d ever been in a plane; his friends and family say this sums up his approach to life pretty well. He writes science fiction and fantasy and the occasional tabletop RPG adventure. A lifelong Marylander, he lives in the Baltimore suburbs with his wife and children. He masquerades as a technology risk manager to pay the bills after two decades as an information security pro. When not writing, rolling dice, or keeping the bad guys at bay, he enjoys rum and swords, but not both at the same time. John is a graduate of the Viable Paradise writing workshop.

Praise For…


"With solid, thoughtful representation this will be well worth the time of any reader looking for socially conscious hard sci-fi." -- Publishers Weekly
— Publishers Weekly

"A fast-paced debut novel filled with interesting, well-developed characters and super cool sci-fi technology." 
— Michael Mammay, author of the Planetside series

"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
Product Details
ISBN: 9781781089156
ISBN-10: 1781089159
Publisher: Solaris
Publication Date: July 20th, 2021
Pages: 448
Language: English