Amberlough-logo

Amberlough

Lara Elena Donnelly

From author Lara Elena Donnelly, comes a debut spy thriller, Amberlough, where a gay double-agent schemes to protect his smuggler lover during the rise of a fascist government coup Trust no one with anything - especially in Amberlough City. Covert agent Cyril DePaul thinks he's good at keeping secrets, especially from Aristide Makricosta. They suit each other: Aristide turns a blind eye to Cyril's clandestine affairs, and Cyril keeps his lover's moonlighting job as a smuggler under wraps. Cyril participates on a mission that leads to disastrous results, leaving smoke from various political fires smoldering throughout the city. Shielding Aristide from the expected fallout isn't easy, though, for he refuses to let anything - not the crooked city police or the mounting rage from radical conservatives - dictate his life. Enter streetwise Cordelia Lehane, a top dancer at the Bumble Bee Cabaret and Aristide's runner, who could be the key to Cyril's plans-if she can be trusted. As the twinkling lights of nightclub marquees yield to the rising flames of a fascist revolution, these three will struggle to survive using whatever means - and people - necessary. Including each other. Combining the espionage thrills of le Carré with the allure of an alternate vintage era, Amberlough will thoroughly seduce and enthrall you. "James Bond by way of Oscar Wilde." -Holly Black "Sparkling with slang, full of riotous characters, and dripping with intrigue, Amberlough is a dazzling romp through a tumultuous, ravishing world." -Robert Jackson Bennett, winner of the Shirley Jackson Award and the Edgar Award "An astonishing first novel!" -World Fantasy Award-winning author Ellen Kushner

From author Lara Elena Donnelly, comes a debut spy thriller, Amberlough, where a gay double-agent schemes to protect his smuggler lover during the rise of a fascist government coup Trust no one with anything - especially in Amberlough City. Covert agent Cyril DePaul thinks he's good at keeping secrets, especially from Aristide Makricosta. They suit each other: Aristide turns a blind eye to Cyril's clandestine affairs, and Cyril keeps his lover's moonlighting job as a smuggler under wraps. Cyril participates on a mission that leads to disastrous results, leaving smoke from various political fires smoldering throughout the city. Shielding Aristide from the expected fallout isn't easy, though, for he refuses to let anything - not the crooked city police or the mounting rage from radical conservatives - dictate his life. Enter streetwise Cordelia Lehane, a top dancer at the Bumble Bee Cabaret and Aristide's runner, who could be the key to Cyril's plans-if she can be trusted. As the twinkling lights of nightclub marquees yield to the rising flames of a fascist revolution, these three will struggle to survive using whatever means - and people - necessary. Including each other. Combining the espionage thrills of le Carré with the allure of an alternate vintage era, Amberlough will thoroughly seduce and enthrall you. "James Bond by way of Oscar Wilde." -Holly Black "Sparkling with slang, full of riotous characters, and dripping with intrigue, Amberlough is a dazzling romp through a tumultuous, ravishing world." -Robert Jackson Bennett, winner of the Shirley Jackson Award and the Edgar Award "An astonishing first novel!" -World Fantasy Award-winning author Ellen Kushner
More Information

Description:

From author Lara Elena Donnelly, comes a debut spy thriller, Amberlough, where a gay double-agent schemes to protect his smuggler lover during the rise of a fascist government coup Trust no one with anything - especially in Amberlough City. Covert agent Cyril DePaul thinks he's good at keeping secrets, especially from Aristide Makricosta. They suit each other: Aristide turns a blind eye to Cyril's clandestine affairs, and Cyril keeps his lover's moonlighting job as a smuggler under wraps. Cyril participates on a mission that leads to disastrous results, leaving smoke from various political fires smoldering throughout the city. Shielding Aristide from the expected fallout isn't easy, though, for he refuses to let anything - not the crooked city police or the mounting rage from radical conservatives - dictate his life. Enter streetwise Cordelia Lehane, a top dancer at the Bumble Bee Cabaret and Aristide's runner, who could be the key to Cyril's plans-if she can be trusted. As the twinkling lights of nightclub marquees yield to the rising flames of a fascist revolution, these three will struggle to survive using whatever means - and people - necessary. Including each other. Combining the espionage thrills of le Carré with the allure of an alternate vintage era, Amberlough will thoroughly seduce and enthrall you. "James Bond by way of Oscar Wilde." -Holly Black "Sparkling with slang, full of riotous characters, and dripping with intrigue, Amberlough is a dazzling romp through a tumultuous, ravishing world." -Robert Jackson Bennett, winner of the Shirley Jackson Award and the Edgar Award "An astonishing first novel!" -World Fantasy Award-winning author Ellen Kushner

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mary Robinette Kowal

Length:

11h 27m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

37:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

33:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

26:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

43:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

25:11


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:18


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

23:02


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

19:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

18:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:27


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

18:17


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

23:17


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:27


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

16:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

16:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

19:52


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:11


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

18:29


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:02


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

13:18


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

23:22


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

00:45