In A. J. Hartley’s thrilling and intriguing 19th-century South African-inspired fantasy world,
which started with the Thriller Award-winning Steeplejack and continues with Guardian, Anglet Sutonga is a teenage detective fighting in a race against time as her beloved city is pushed to the brink.
This is what Ang knows:
A dear friend is accused of murdering the Prime Minister of Bar-Selehm.
A mysterious but fatal illness is infecting the poor.
A fanatical politician seizes power, unleashing a wave of violent repression over the city.
This is what Ang must do:
Protect her family.
Solve a murder.
RESIST, no matter what, before it’s too late.
“Richly-drawn and diverse cast of characters, with an unstoppable plot!” —Carrie Ryan, New York Times bestselling author
“Smart political intrigue wrapped in all the twists and turns of a good detective story.” — Kirkus Reviews,starred review
“A political, multilayered mystery-thriller with a strong, impressively fierce heroine.” —Shelf Awareness, starred review