The Perfect Assassin by K.A. Doore
Divine justice is written in blood.
Or so Amastan has been taught. As a new assassin in the Basbowen family, he’s already having second thoughts about taking a life. A scarcity of contracts ends up being just what he needs.
Until, unexpectedly, Amastan finds the body of a very important drum chief. Until, impossibly, Basbowen’s finest start showing up dead, with their murderous jaan running wild in the dusty streets of Ghadid. Until, inevitably, Amastan is ordered to solve these murders, before the family gets blamed.
Every life has its price, but when the tables are turned, Amastan must find this perfect assassin or be their next target.
Trigger & Content Warnings:
- Slavery mentioned
- Cheating mentioned
- Blood & gore depiction, including dead bodies
- Physical injuries & illness
- Death of an uncle & brother (off-page)
- Death of a mother, wife & stepmother recounted
- Murder & assassination (central theme)
- Attempted murder by fire
- Knife violence
- Dehydration depiction & death from dehydration mentioned