"I first met Jan Schneider in a Protectorate orbital hospital, three hundred meters above the ragged clouds of Sanction IV and in a lot of pain."
"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 nanotechnology 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 dead take whoever's left behind. " -- from the back cover
I enjoyed this cyberpunk adventure featuring Takeshi Kovacs. While it was confusing at times remembering who was who and where they were, I liked the mix of artificial intelligence and human interactions. I look forward to reading the next book in the series, Woken Furies.
Date read: 10/12/2008
Book #: 73
Series: Takeshi Kovacs, #2
Rating: 3*/5 = good
Publisher: Del Rey
# of Pages: 366
Binding: Trade Paperback