Rogue Assassin

One created to slay, the other to save.

Joe and Leven; two supernatural beings conceived in a Petri-dish, their function poles apart. Leven is Dr Krieger’s most prized assassin, Joe his greatest failure. When Joe’s influence revolutionises Leven’s sense of purpose, a night of chaos tears the teenage friends apart.

Years later, as Calleston city chokes under supernatural warfare, rumours of a rogue assassin spread. Joe’s ragtag band of warriors might actually stand a chance of defeating his father’s cyborg army if they can join forces with the vigilante, but when the rogue’s identity is revealed, no-one expects it to be their sworn enemy. If Joe can’t keep Leven’s true identity and their past a secret, he’ll lose his friends, and her—again.

Secrets, prejudices, and distrust. In their shadow, will Dr Krieger’s hateful legacy triumph, or can his creations join forces and survive?

This book contains:

  • Enemies to friends to enemies to friends to lovers
  • Foul language; lots of the f-bomb
  • Violence, but no graphic descriptions of bodily harm
  • Medical institute settings with references to historical moderate physical and mental abuse
  • A HEA

Originally published in 2012 as The Untitled. Revised in 2022.

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Reviews for Rogue Assassin

“Engrossing, gripping, page-turning, unputdownable – I could go on listing superlatives from here to eternity. This author does suspense well, but she also does people. Relatable, three-dimensional, sympathetic people that the reader can get inside and understand.

Well-written and nicely paced, I consumed this book over three lunch hours and wished there was more. With an ending I loved, this is a book for fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent books, although, in my opinion, this is far superior.”

“What do motorbikes, leather jackets, rock, a competent female assassin, friendship, and creatures of the night have in common? They’re all milling about in Rogue Assassin, in a frenetic battle between good & evil that takes place in the midst of a modern city scape.

This story jumped out at me, as if spewn forth form the Shadowrun universe. It has monsters, technology, fighting and did I mention the assassin with a few preternatural powers? It is a fast paced novel with a narrative that carried me along, eager to find out what was going to happen to these characters, a band of disparate friends with a growing menace invading their town. They develop nicely and there’s plenty of back-story, depth and growth, with a good splatter of humour thrown in. I really enjoyed this world and there was no dragging me into it, I jumped right in. If you like city night scapes, running in the shadows, fighting and peril I’d recommend you grab a copy. I’m reading it for the second time and will undoubtedly do so again. I loved this story.”

“Incorporating a fabulous found family vibe and a plea for tolerance, the narrative derives its strength from the central ‘doomed’ relationship and the rise of hope, as Leven learns what it is to be human or, more to the point, true to her elusive self.

I love the work of Julie Embleton, so it’s no surprise that I enjoyed this.”

Dystopian fiction is probably my least favourite genre, but I make an exception for writers who create characters I can care about, and not rely on the usual tried-and-tested post apocalyptic horror scenarios. Julie Embleton’s superb writing lifts Rogue Assassin above the usual dystopian offerings with a more character-driven story. Highly recommended.

Female assassin standing against a cityscape backdrop

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About this book:

ISBN: 979-8845992680
Publication date: August 2022
Editions: Ebook, Paperback, and Audio
Price: $3.50