Maximum Offense (Death's Head, Book 2)

David Gunn

With Death’s Head, David Gunn rocketed onto the scene within the so much explosive and interesting technology fiction debut on account that Richard Morgan’s Altered Carbon. Now Gunn is back–and so is Sven Tveskoeg: delinquent, antihero, anti-you-name-it, a one-man killing spree whose ally is an clever handgun with a nasty angle and whose worst enemy is, good, with regards to every body else.

And if Sven weren’t risky sufficient already, upload within the deadly alien parasite that is living in his throat . . . and is able to bending area and time. Then there’s the truth that Sven’s genetic make-up is just 98.2 percentage human, the remainder being undetermined yet very likely contributing to his stronger therapeutic skills, more desirable energy, strange agility, and impressive sociopathic developments. the result's one heavily badass soldier with a hair-trigger mood and a chip on his shoulder the scale of a small moon. those are traits that will doom a guy to criminal or worse in any good society.

Luckily, Sven doesn’t dwell in a good society. He lives within the empire of OctoV, a tyrant who's half desktop, half boy, half god, and all evil. Sven’s features have introduced him to OctoV’s own recognition and earned him a lieutenant’s fee within the Death’s Head, the elite corps of assassins and enforcers whose objective in lifestyles is to kill and die for the larger glory of OctoV.

Sven’s new project? Lead his ragtag band of Death’s Head rejects–the Aux, brief for auxiliaries–to the factitious international of Hekati. it sounds as if a citizen of the United unfastened, an empire not just vaster than OctoV’s yet way more technologically complicated, has long past lacking there. Now it’s as much as Sven to rescue the terrible soul.

But Hekati seems to be a vicious den of backstabbing and betrayal, the place not anything and nobody could be relied on, least of all of the greenhorn colonel installed cost of the project on the final second. It feels like anyone wishes Sven Tveskoeg dead.

So what else is new?

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