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Monday, April 30, 2018

Wardogs Inc. #2: Hunter Killer

All war is murder for profit.

Some corporations are just more open about it.

WARDOGS INCORPORATED is one of the largest and most professional mercenary corporations operating in the Kantillon subsector. If you need a bodyguard, an assassination team, or an armored cavalry regiment complete with air support, WARDOGS Inc. can provide it for you... for a very steep price.

Fresh from the nuclear-scarred battlefields of Ulixis, Tommy Falkland and his squad mates are happy to be assigned to a simple corporate bodyguard contract when the interstellar corporation Datacon Verlag inadvertently offends a seriously strange religious cult with an advertising campaign and turns to Wardogs Incorporated for protection. But the contract proves to be considerably more challenging than expected when the executive they are guarding ends up dead, murdered by a military-grade toxin, and they find themselves ordered to track down his killer. But how do you solve a murder when your two primary skills are breaking things and killing people?

HUNTER KILLER is the second in the WARDOGS INC. series of military science fiction novels. From the reviews of the first book, BATTLESUIT BASTARDS:
  • Excellent MilSF. Gritty and no nonsense mercs far into Earth's history. Its the Acendency now, the world of Quantom Mortus. Thoroughly enjoyed this and looking to more in what must be a series. The mercenaries, their tactics, combat moves are all there. You could actually get a low level tactical and some strategic education from novels like this. Obviously written by someone who knows of the craft of war.
  • This is what I call military science fiction. I could tell from the first two lines that this book was going to be worth the read! The opening was very strong. There is no time for afternoon tea for these guys, because there is so much action.
  • Surprisingly good yarn. Well realised universe. Lots of action. Very much in the mercenary companies idiom. Easy to race through to find out what happens next. Expert writing and pacing.
  • Wardogs is a fun romp through the Quantum Mortis universe by a new author. I loved the story and the characters it was non-stop action from beginning to end. I'm hoping to see many more Wardog stories. If you like Drake, Ringo, Carr, or Stirling you should enjoy this book.
  • The book compares well to David Drake's Hammer's Slammers, the original book on Sci Fi Mercs. This takes place in the world of Quantum Mortis, where you have super advanced technology, in a universe that resembles city states. And with a fight going on with AIs. This is a mercenary company, publicly traded with stock options, in that universe. 
If you like Quantum Mortis, then I can assure you that you will like these books.

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13 Comments:

Blogger Cubby8126 April 30, 2018 8:07 AM  

Honestly never gave pause to look at the first one. After reading this im gonna get both. I can accept vox being a drug dealer of comics for me

Blogger VD April 30, 2018 8:09 AM  

I can accept vox being a drug dealer of comics for me.

These are not comics yet. They will be. But for now, they are conventional novels. And they are good.

Blogger Avalanche April 30, 2018 8:45 AM  

And can we get them in paper from Castalia, or do we still need to go through Amazon et al.?

Blogger VD April 30, 2018 8:57 AM  

And can we get them in paper from Castalia, or do we still need to go through Amazon et al.?

We always release the print versions months later than the Kindle versions. We are announcing the Kindle version today, so the paper version will not be available until we announce that one.

Blogger Cubby8126 April 30, 2018 8:58 AM  

Whatever they are they're worth

Blogger Ben Cohen April 30, 2018 9:26 AM  

Vox when's the rest of atob book two coming out?

Blogger Brian S April 30, 2018 10:21 AM  

Cool, enjoyed the first one. You guys are cranking these out pretty fast, is a 3rd in the works too?

Blogger pdwalker April 30, 2018 10:52 AM  

About time another book was released. I was getting antsy.

Blogger David The Good April 30, 2018 11:52 AM  

Brian S wrote:Cool, enjoyed the first one. You guys are cranking these out pretty fast, is a 3rd in the works too?

Yes. They're slated to come out monthly. We might manage to get some audiobook versions done as well.

Blogger Brian S April 30, 2018 12:00 PM  

cool, thanks for the reply

Blogger Banjo April 30, 2018 1:05 PM  

I got the first one to support Castalia. Finally read it last week and it is very good. I was actually mad when I finished because I wasn't ready to be done, I wanted more.

The Dark Lord is fore-sighted and generous.

Blogger Dave April 30, 2018 2:07 PM  

Who is G.D. Starks? His first attempt(s) as an author and he's shooting for one a month? Is he also doing the oomic book adaptations? Is he Chuck Dixon's long lost twin brother?

Blogger tuberman April 30, 2018 7:54 PM  

Yeah, will have to read these. Currently reading Chuck Dixon's novels, which are similar (Military SF).

O.T. Watched your Darkstream, and the comments, well...MPAI, becomes apparent.

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