When bad intel causes a mercenary operation to end in disaster, Nanami’s entire crew gets burned. She considers herself lucky to end up in a clinic after losing only an eye. Once discharged, she discovers that, in addition to her crew dying, her lover, who escaped the initial slaughter, has ended up equally deceased—murdered in her apartment under mysterious circumstances.
Nanami vows to track down those responsible. Upon learning the deaths were orchestrated by sinister figures from her own past, she is left with only one choice: kill those responsible before they catch up with her and try to return the favor.
Payback is a 25,000-word prequel novella to the xenopunk thriller Disposable Heroes, from the author of Extensis Vitae, Remember Tomorrow, and Nexus of the Planes.