Warren Hammond, Author . Tor $24.95 (315p) ISBN 978-0-7653-1274-7

This hard-bitten follow-up to Hammond's 2007 science fiction noir debut KOP , set in the 28th century on the technologically backward world of Lagarto, offers further evidence of his considerable talents. A former member of the Koba Office of Police, Juno Mozambe has been forced into retirement by corrupt detective Diego Banks, who murdered Koba's previous police chief. Now a sleazy, broke PI, “nothing but a drunken old has-been,” Mozambe reluctantly lets his ex-partner Maggie Orzo hire him to exonerate Adela Juarez, a young woman about to be executed for murdering her parents. Orzo suspects her current partner and rival, Ian Davies, of framing Juarez. Mozambe struggles through a mire of corruption and violence to get the answers and protect his own loved ones. Koba is a tough town full of desperate people, and Hammond makes full use of this richly imagined society. (Oct.)

Reviewed on: 08/18/2008
Release date: 09/01/2008
Genre: Fiction
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