Welcome back to the brash, brutal new world of the twenty-fifth century: where global politics isn’t just for planet Earth anymore; and where death is just a break in the action, thanks to the techno-miracle that can preserve human consciousness and download it into one new body after another.... show more
Welcome back to the brash, brutal new world of the twenty-fifth century: where global politics isn’t just for planet Earth anymore; and where death is just a break in the action, thanks to the techno-miracle that can preserve human consciousness and download it into one new body after another. Cynical, quick-on-the-trigger Takeshi Kovacs, the ex-U.N. envoy turned private eye, has changed careers, and bodies, once more . . . trading sleuthing for soldiering as a warrior-for-hire, and helping a far-flung planet’s government put down a bloody revolution.But when it comes to taking sides, the only one Kovacs is ever really on is his own. So when a rogue pilot and a sleazy corporate fat cat offer him a lucrative role in a treacherous treasure hunt, he’s only too happy to go AWOL with a band of resurrected soldiers of fortune. All that stands between them and the ancient alien spacecraft they mean to salvage are a massacred city bathed in deadly radiation, unleashed nanotechnolgy with a million ways to kill, and whatever surprises the highly advanced Martian race may have in store. But armed with his genetically engineered instincts, and his trusty twin Kalashnikovs, Takeshi is ready to take on anything—and let the devil take whoever’s left behind.
Publish date: March 2nd 2004
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 366
Edition language: English
Series: Takeshi Kovacs (#2)
Recently I’ve been told I’m tough to please. Here’s what I know about books: their experience is highly subjective. Not only to book details like plot, setting and characterization, but also to the reader’s place and time, their mood, the book format and surrounding distractions. I had minimal ...
Takeshiho mám pořád ráda, ale nějak mi asi nesedlo zasazení děje, moc ty války prostě nemusím.
I was hugely disappointed by the direction this novel took after its prequel Altered Carbon was so successful. The first book is a 26th century mystery, and a well-done mystery, too; this one is short on mystery and long on death and dismemberment. The epilog sounds like the ending of an Agatha Ch...
This was a different kind of story from the first book in the series. Altered Carbon made me feel like Raymond Chandler had risen from the grave to write sci-fi. The world of the book was futuristic sci-fi, but the tone of the book was pure hard-boiled detective murder mystery noir. This one is more...
Takeshi Kovacs is a man for hire. He exists in virtual reality, like all minds without bodies, and is "re-sleeved" into a body when he has a job to do. And this time, his job is to get an archaeologist to an abandoned Martian spaceship. To get there, the team has to make their way through a war z...