Destiny Ajaye is 17 years old, the greatest military mind of her generation, and has just been disavowed and declared dead by the organization that recruited her after she led the uprising in South Central Los Angeles depicted in 2014’s Genius.

Rather than assassinate the drug lord that her employers sent her to kill, Destiny is trying to lead the women he was keeping as slaves to freedom. But with a raging fire behind them and a small army of killers at the only other exit from the tunnel she has to lead them through, will even her genius be enough?

The first Genius series was one of 2014’s best books, and if the remaining two issues of Cartel live up to the three we’ve had so far, it will be one of the best of 2017. If you like your action bloody and your government agencies shady, buy this book.

Recommendation: Buy.