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The King of the Spoil –
A Melita Voronova Novel

Forthcoming from Black Library

Within the vast sprawl of Varangantua lies the Spoil. It is a broken crossroads, forsaken by the Lex, abandoned by the city’s uncaring masters. Where the only choice is a slow death in the manufactory, or a quick one on the street.

And it is in turmoil.

Andreti Sorokin, the gangster-king whose vicious rule brought order to the Spoil, is dead, slain in the most brutal fashion.
Melita Voronova, skilled info-broker and reluctant agent of the imperious Valtteri cartel, is tasked with uncovering who killed Sorokin, and preventing his fragile alliance of thugs and narco-pushers from collapsing into chaos.

As street-blades clash and gang leaders turn on one another, Melita’s instincts tell her there is a larger conspiracy at work. Someone has created this crisis not merely to disrupt the Spoil, but to overturn the foundations of Varangantua itself.

Short Stories

Old Instincts

Appears in: Broken City, a Warhammer Crime anthology
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Nesc Rachen is one of the lucky few to escape the Spoil. But when her husband is brutally murdered she is drawn back into her past life. But are her old instincts sharp enough for the hunt she sets out on?

Service – A Melita Voronova Story

Appears in: Sanction & Sin, a Warhammer Crime anthology
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The Valtteri are under attack, and in their desperation they turn to Melita Voronova, an info-broker with every reason to hate the all-powerful cartel.

Chains – A Melita Voronova Story

Forthcoming in: Once A Killer, a Warhammer Crime anthology, and available standalone from:
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The Valtteri cartel send Melita Voronova to negotiate with Andreti Sorokin, the gangster-king of the Spoil, for the release of a valuable prisoner.