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Juno is a dirty cop with a difficult past and an uncertain future. When his family and thousands of others emigrated to the colony world of Lagarto, they were promised a bright future on a planet with a booming economy. But before the colonists arrived, everything changed. An opportunistic Earth-based company developed a way to produce a cheaper version of Lagarto's main export, thus effectively impoverishing the planet and all its inhabitants. Growing up on post-boom Lagarto, Juno is but one of the many who live in despair. Once he was a young cop in the police department of the capital city of Koba. That was before he started taking bribes from Koba's powerful organized crime syndicate. Yet despite his past sins, some small part of him has not given up hope. So he risks his life, his marriage, and his job to expose a cabal that would enslave the planet for its own profit. When he's confronted with a dead man and a short list of leads, his problems become even more pressing.
Set up for a fall, partnered with a beautiful young woman whose main job is to betray him, and caught in a squeeze between the police chief and the crooked mayor, "Juno" is a compelling, sympathetic hero in a world that has no heroes.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 132.1 x 210.8 x 33mm | 430.91g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765312727
  • 9780765312723
  • 1,572,162

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"Gritty and steamy, Hammond's "KOP" is both a throwback to the glory days of hard-boiled action thrillers and a prescient vision of the next place where technology and human frailties will intersect. Its blood-specked armor-plating gradually---and impressively--reveals a genuine heart."--K.W. Jeter, bestselling author of "Bladerunner 2: The Edge of Human"
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About Warren Hammond

Warren Hammond lives in Denver, Colorado, where he's working on a sequel, "EX-KOP."
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4 42% (367)
3 30% (256)
2 10% (85)
1 3% (28)
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