THE CLIMACTIC THIRD VOLUME OF THE KOP TRILOGY
“The fast-moving story line is complemented by a complex lead
and perfectly lean prose.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
Warren Hammond’s gritty sci-fi noir thriller KOP introduced readers to Juno Mozambe—an anti-hero cop on the steamy, corrupt colony world Largarto. The follow-up, Ex-KOP, found Juno on a collision course with heartbreak and destiny after being booted off KOP—the Koba Office of Police. Now, Hammond is back with KOP KILLER (A Tor Hardcover; $25.99; On-sale June 6, 2012)—the final explosive volume of the acclaimed series.
Juno Mozambe’s life had been easier as a dirty cop in Koba, the capital city of the dead-end planet Lagarto. But when his wife died after murdering her vile, drug kingpin father, his life began to go downhill.
Then Juno’s partner—the corrupt chief of the Koba Office of police was murdered. Juno tried to keep a low profile, but now he’s ready to take down KOP and Emil Mota—the man responsible. Mota has been using the KOP for his own personal gain and Juno is ready to do whatever it takes to take down the bastard, including posing as a rent-a-thug for a whorehouse that needs protection.
But when Juno discovers a series of profoundly twisted murders, he faces a bleak possibility: in his desperate quest for vengeance, Juno may have placed himself beyond any hope of redemption…
WARREN HAMMOND is the author of two previous books, KOP and Ex-KOP, which was hailed by the Denver Post as “an addictively readable mix of hard-boiled detective and science fiction.” Hammond lives with his wife in Denver, Colorado, where he is currently developing a new mystery/noir series.
PRAISE FOR WARREN HAMMOND
“A riveting story. If you like a mean, no-bullshit cop story, then this is a KOP you oughta call. If Hammond failed to apprehend an audience, it’d be a crime.”
—SF Reviews.net, 4 stars
“KOP is about as good as noir crime gets since Dashiell Hammett stopped writing. Yes, I know what I just said.”
—David Drake, bestselling author of Hammer’s Slammers and Lacey and His Friends
“The best SF Noir since Richard K. Morgan. Gritty and gruesome with the punch of a high-velocity bullet.”
“A thrillingly dark read.”
—Booklist on KOP
“Gritty, tough, sweaty, with a vivid and well thought-out backdrop, solid, brutal sleuthing, a deeply flawed but worthy hero, and a sequel waiting in the wings: a powerful combination.”
“A futuristic techno thriller in a Bogart overcoat. A beautiful first novel, straight out of the dark streets of noir, but kissed with futuristic neon and chrome. Very original and entertaining, and yet somehow pleasingly familiar.”
—Joe R. Lansdale, author of Lost Echoes
“Hammond’s first novel introduces a flawed hero with a checkered past and a dystopian world where good doesn’t always win. This SF detective novel should appeal to fans of noir fiction.”
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