In this hardboiled science fiction thriller, Juno, having been booted off the police force, is barely getting by as a low-level bagman and photographer for the scandal rags. But it gets worse: his wife is in critical condition at the hospital and Juno doesn't have the money to pay her bills. Desperate for cash, Juno agrees to help his ex-partner, Maggie Orzo, solve a difficult case. A young girl sits on death row, accused of brutally murdering her own parents. She's confessed to the murders, but Maggie isn't buying it, so she sends Juno out to get some answers. Working with Maggie, Juno comes into contact with her new partner, Ian. As dirty as they come, Ian is eager to rise in the police force no matter what the cost. Somehow Ian, a vicious serial killer, and the girl on death row are all connected. It is up to Juno and Maggie to find out how before more people die.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 104.14 x 167.64 x 25.4mm | 158.76g
- 02 Mar 2010
- St Martin's Press
- Tor Books
- New York, United States
"* "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 Largarto, offers further evidence of his considerable talents...Koba is touch town full of desperate people, and Hammond makes full use of this richly imagined society." Publishers Weekly, starred review"
About Warren Hammond
WARREN HAMMOND lives in Denver, Colorado. "Ex-KOP" is his second novel.