Market Forces

Market Forces

eBook - 2005
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From the award-winning author of Altered Carbon and Broken Angels -a turbocharged new thriller set in a world where killers are stars, media is mass entertainment,
and freedom is a dangerous proposition . . .

A coup in Cambodia. Guns to Guatemala. For the men and women of Shorn Associates, opportunity is calling. In the superheated global village of the near future, big money is made by finding the right little war and supporting one side against the other-in exchange for a share of the spoils. To succeed, Shorn uses a new kind of corporate gladiator: sharp-suited, hard-driving gunslingers who operate armored vehicles and follow a Samurai code. And Chris Faulkner is just the man for the job.

He fought his way out of London's zone of destitution. And his kills are making him famous. But unlike his best friend and competitor at Shorn, Faulkner has a side that outsiders cannot see: the side his wife is trying to salvage, that another woman-a porn star turned TV news reporter-is trying to exploit. Steeped in blood, eyed by common criminals looking for a shot at fame, Faulkner is living on borrowed time. Until he's given one last shot at getting out alive. . . .


From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Del Rey/Ballentine Books, 2005.
ISBN: 9780345457769
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Characteristics: text file
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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StarGladiator
Apr 16, 2015

Really good SF makes one reflect on the present while imagining the future; SF this bad bespeaks ignorance of the past and present while presenting a future that already is! Truly a submediocrity of an author. Any number of dystopian novels out there are far superior, and John Brunner's Stand on Zanzibar truly has this beaten out - - author should take a trip to the privatized cities of Honduras, thanks to the multinationals, or Detroit!

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