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Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781447295389
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 10/11/2015
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Science fiction
  • Imprint: Tor UK
  • Pages: 356
  • Price: $19.99

Hard-core science fiction at its very best, the sequel to his extraordinary Old Man's War

They are the special wing of the Colonial Defence Forces, elite troops created from DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF's toughest operations. The universe is a dangerous place for humanity, as three hostile races combine to halt our further expansion into space. Their linchpin is a turncoat scientist, Charles Boutin, who unfortunately knows the CDF's biggest military secrets. And to prevail against this alliance, they must find out why Boutin did what he did.

Jared Dirac is the only human able to provide answers, being a superhuman hybrid created form Boutin's own DNA. Jared's brain should therefore be able to access Boutin's electronic memories ... but when that appears to fail, Jared is instead passed on to the Ghost Brigades. Then, just as time is running out, Boutin's memories slowly begin to surface within him ... but all this while the enemy is planning something much worse for mankind than just military defeat.


"Clever dialogue, fast-paced story and strong characters." The Times

"Great fun" Daily Telegraph

Author Information

John Scalzi is one of the most popular and acclaimed SF authors to emerge in the last decade. His debut Old Man's War won him science fiction's John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His New York Times bestsellers include The Last Colony, Fuzzy Nation, his most recent novel Lock In, and also Redshirts, which won 2013's Hugo Award for Best Novel. Material from his widely read blog The Whatever (whatever.scalzi.com) has also earned him two other Hugo Awards. He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter.