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Goddamn Killing Machines Kindle Edition
Nick Jarvis thought he had escaped the life of violence. He and his squad of mercenaries; the notorious Goddamn Killing Machines, were wanted for war crimes on multiple planets.
After building a new life in the ruins of Earth, he had happily settled into being a father and husband.
But the U.N. needs the Killing Machines for one last dangerous mission. The choice is simple for Jarvis: rot in virtual reality prison or roll the dice on a mission cloaked in secrecy, for a full pardon. As the blood flows and the mission unfolds, Jarvis uncovers a truth that challenges his grip on sanity.
From the author of Punk Rock Ghost Story, Ring of Fire, and Co-host of the Dickheads PKD podcast comes a military science fiction adventure that puts the very nature of survival and reality in its crosshairs.
- ASIN : B07WHZSM8Q
- Publisher : CLASH Books (October 1, 2019)
- Publication date : October 1, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 2970 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 230 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1944866566
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,003,433 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Now that that's out of the way...here's the goods: Enter Nick Jarvis (a mercenary somewhat reminiscent of Snake Plisken) in shackles on war crimes and flexing his muscles with every step he takes. Turns out the UN needs the unique set of skills Nick and his "Killing Machines" possess. Thus, very quickly, kicks our tale into gear and it doesn't let up from there, either. Moving forward, there are some tropes and cliches that are familiar, but never once do they feel stale. The action is plentiful and the pacing is great. What's more, Agranoff has a gift for world-building, always introducing the reader to something new and vibrant. (I should add, the author is host of a podcast dedicated to the great Philip K. Dick, and I can see influences flourish in the prose.) To divulge more would be to rob the reader of some significant surprises, Easter eggs, and little joys.
Now the bad: At 214 pages, I felt the text to be a little on the slim side. When I dig into a novel, I'm always salivating for more. This, I'll grant, is a personal preference.
The verdict: Read it. It's a great, fun ride for those who seek books for escapism. If you've read Agranoff before, you know he's a strong storyteller, and if you haven't, what a treat you're in store for.