Thief's Gambit


A Tale of the Assassin Without a Name #5

Thief's Gambit

About the Book

The hunter has become the hunted, as the Assassin Without a Name is forced from his usual haunts by Gwendolyn Goddard and her Black Guard watchdogs. On the run and out of patience, a welcome distraction arrives in the form of an old flame, Elizabeth West, who recruits him for a special Warder mission. The fanatical Jakaree are on the move, searching for an ancient relic so diabolical, the Warders are intent on destroying it before the zealots can lay a hand on it.

But the Assassin Without a Name soon learns that Elizabeth has something bigger in mind. Suspicious of her employer's true motives, she sets out to uncover the truth, leading them on a harrowing escapade across Alchester's rooftops, deep beneath the city's once grand temples, and into the sky onboard a Warder airship.

Where to Buy

Killing the Dead is available as part of The Assassin's Blade compilation.



Jakaree priest. Second to Onius.

Assassin Without a Name

Witty assassin with a penchant for murder and fine wine. True identity unknown.

Atticus Drake

A founding member of the Progressive Society.


Thief's apprentice. Member of Alchester's thieves' guild.

Elizabeth West

A thief. Former love interest of the Assassin Without a Name.


Warder imperator.

Geoffrey Belford

Captain of the Black Guard.


All around scallawag. Informer.

Mason Gould

The Assassin Without a Name's brother-in-law.

Nathaniel Manes

Warder compulsor.

Olivia Gould

The Assassin Without a Name's sister.

Reubin Kariaktos

Mentor and teacher to the Assassin Without a Name.


The Keeper. Collector of rare tomes and documents.


Atticus Drake's driver.

William Wright

Inspector of the King's Magistrates.

The Series

Book cover for Fine Wine
Book cover for Killing the Dead
Book cover for Night of Zealotry
Book cover for The Goddard Affair
Book cover for Thief's Gambit
Book cover for Assassin's Justice
Book cover for Witch's Imperative

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