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The Courier

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The first installment in the San Angeles trilogy, a thrilling near-future cyberpunk sci-fi series Kris Ballard is a motorcycle courier. A nobody. Level 2 trash in a multi-level city that stretches from San Francisco to the Mexican border--a land where corporations make all the rules. A runaway since the age of fourteen, Kris struggled to set up her life, barely scraping by, working hard to make it without anyone's help. But a late day delivery changes everything when she walks in on the murder of one of her clients. Now she's stuck with a mysterious package that everyone wants. It looks like the corporations want Kris gone, and are willing to go to almost any length to make it happen. Hunted, scared, and alone, she retreats to the only place she knows she can hide: the Level 1 streets. Fleeing from people that seem to know her every move, she is rescued by Miller--a member of an underground resistance group--only to be pulled deeper into a world she doesn't understand. Together Kris and Miller barely manage to stay one step ahead of the corporate killers, but it's only a matter of time until Miller's resources and their luck run out....show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 307 pages
  • 104 x 170 x 25mm | 159g
  • DAW BOOKS
  • United States
  • English
  • 0756412072
  • 9780756412074
  • 813,296

Review quote

Praise for the San Angeles series: "The Courier is lean and mean as Kris's rugged ride, ripping through plot and world-building at a relentless pace... Brandt has created a darkly gripping vision of the future," ―B&N Sci-fi Fantasy Blog "Brandt's supercharged sequel to The Courier continues the cyberpunk fun of the San Angeles series.... Brandt fleshes out an all-too-possible future of crushing poverty and corporate control, and the complex heroine who will lead us through to a better future." --Tor.com "Brandt has created a fully-fleshed universe, filled with high tension, memorable villains, and plot twists by the dozen." ―Barnes & Noble "It felt a lot like the Bourne Identity movie except with a sci-fi setting and a relatable young girl as the protagonist. The Courier is a fast paced science fiction thriller, with a heroine you can really root for and a world you can't wait to learn more about." ―The Heroine Bookstore "Gerald Brandt tells an impossible-to-put-down tale and introduces us to an exciting heroine I'd love to see more of." ―University City Review "The action does not let up. Brandt writes in a way that keeps the tale clear, and easy to follow.... Quick and violent, engaging and intense." --On a Dark Stormy Reviewshow more

About Gerald Brandt

Gerald Brandt is an author of Science Fiction and Fantasy. His first novel, The Courier, was listed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as one of the 10 Canadian science fiction books you need to read. By day, he's an IT professional specializing in virtualization. In his limited spare time, he enjoys riding his motorcycle, rock climbing, camping, and spending time with his family. He lives in Winnipeg with his wife Marnie, and their two sons Jared and Ryan. You can find Gerald online at http: //www.geraldbrandt.com, on Facebook as Gerald Brandt - Author, and on Twitter @geraldbrandt.show more

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211 ratings
3.44 out of 5 stars
5 16% (33)
4 33% (69)
3 34% (72)
2 16% (33)
1 2% (4)
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