Death's Head Maximum Offense

Death's Head Maximum Offense David Gunn
  • Title: Death's Head Maximum Offense
  • Author: David Gunn
  • ISBN: 9780345500014
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Death's Head Maximum Offense David Gunn Death s Head Maximum Offense With Death s Head David Gunn rocketed onto the scene in the most explosive and entertaining science fiction debut since Richard Morgan s Altered Carbon Now Gunn is back and so is Sven Tveskoeg antiso
    With Death s Head, David Gunn rocketed onto the scene in the most explosive and entertaining science fiction debut since Richard Morgan s Altered Carbon Now Gunn is back and so is Sven Tveskoeg antisocial, antihero, anti you name it, a one man killing spree whose best friend is an intelligent handgun with a bad attitude and whose worst enemy is, well, just about everybodWith Death s Head, David Gunn rocketed onto the scene in the most explosive and entertaining science fiction debut since Richard Morgan s Altered Carbon Now Gunn is back and so is Sven Tveskoeg antisocial, antihero, anti you name it, a one man killing spree whose best friend is an intelligent handgun with a bad attitude and whose worst enemy is, well, just about everybody else.And if Sven weren t dangerous enough already, add in the lethal alien parasite that resides in his throat and is capable of bending space and time Then there s the fact that Sven s genetic makeup is only 98.2 percent human, the rest being undetermined but possibly contributing to his enhanced healing abilities, superior strength, unusual agility, and notable sociopathic tendencies The result is one seriously badass soldier with a hair trigger temper and a chip on his shoulder the size of a small moon These are qualities that would doom a man to prison or worse in any decent society.Luckily, Sven doesn t live in a decent society He lives in the empire of OctoV, a tyrant who is part machine, part boy, part god, and all evil Sven s qualities have brought him to OctoV s personal attention and earned him a lieutenant s commission in the Death s Head, the elite corps of assassins and enforcers whose purpose in life is to kill and die for the greater glory of OctoV.Sven s new assignment Lead his ragtag band of Death s Head rejects the Aux, short for auxiliaries to the artificial world of Hekati It seems that a citizen of the United Free, an empire not only vaster than OctoV s but far technologically advanced, has gone missing there Now it s up to Sven to rescue the poor soul.But Hekati turns out to be a vicious den of backstabbing and betrayal, where nothing and no one can be trusted, least of all the greenhorn colonel put in charge of the mission at the last moment It looks like somebody wants Sven Tveskoeg dead.So what else is new From the Hardcover edition.
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    About David Gunn


    1. Smartly dressed, resourceful, and discreet, David Gunn has undertaken assignments in Central America, the Middle East, and Russia among numerous other places Coming from a service family, he is happiest when on the move and tends not to stay in one town or city for very long The author of Death s Head and Death s Head Maximum Offense, Gunn lives in the United Kingdom.


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    1. I m so loving these Death s Head books They are just flat out fun and I m having a hard time putting my finger on exactly what it is I like about them so much.When I read a review of the first book, self titled Death s Head, by Neal Asher Asher referenced it to the likes of Robert E Howard and Edgar Rice Burroughs, I just had to give that book a shot As much as I enjoyed Death s Head, I didn t really get those references Now after reading Maximum Offense, I do It s that kind of pulpy fun to read [...]

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    2. 4 Stars Sven has a Sig Sauer 37 The Sig is an AI, with citizen status, a bad attitude and lives for a fight, the messier the better Sven also has a small commando group of former Death s Head Legion soldiers They are deadly The storyline takes a while to become clear but well worth the wait Non stop action Excellent.

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    3. This is what happens when you let a 12 year old boy write a book I honestly kept on thinking that this book was probably the 10th book in the series and that s why I couldn t understand what was going on with all of the different characters, races, etc Nope, not the case, the write just doesn t understand how to write a back story at all, or a plot for that matter The main character is one dimensional, clich , unlikable, and essentially a 12 year old s wet dream big penis, sword for an arm, invi [...]

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    4. Good, fast moving story You really need to read the first installment in the series in order to appreciate this second book Sven and his crew kick ass once again and his talking, wise cracking, all knowing SIG gun keep your interest throughout Good, rough edged, sexy sci fi Recommended.

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    5. Still think this series is one of the most intriguing ones I ve read Loved the characters and their interactions There were some faults as there always will be because no one is quite perfect But Gunn definitely comes close Wonderful read Enthralling from the first sentence to the last

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    6. Bit better than the last one Dumbo lumbers around murdering people Decent read.

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    7. I went into this book fully blind and ignorant, having loved the first book in the series, since I couldn t wait to follow Sven s adventures with his military team I now regret it, since it takes most elements that made the first great and assembles them into a frankly annoying and pointless second part The main character, Sven Sveskoeg, seems to be the same anti hero of the first novel, but instead of once again growing fond of him, I found myself endlessly annoyed by his attitude He never stop [...]

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    8. Mini review on first read in June 2008 After the unexpectedly good Death s Head 1 that I loved, this one was a let down to some extent Sure, it s the same Sven bedding or killing anything in sight depending on circumstances, but it gets somewhat tiresome after a while There were some excellent scenes, notably an arena duel to be remembered, but I hope the series will evolve from here rather than get stuck in a rut I considered it a 3 star book thenSecond take on re read in 2009 before getting to [...]

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    9. Just as violent and action packed as previous novel.Like a Yorkie this is aimed at men who are still teenage boys , plenty of action, explosions, gory death, sex and explosions again, cool tech eg a bad ass sentient gun, who will f k you over if looked at funny, and did I mention sex There are over 60 Chapters but they are all pretty short and are ploughed through rather quickly, if hooked enough you can polish this book off in one sitting even allowing for tea toilet breaks.Leave your brains at [...]

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    10. While I consider myself a science fiction fantasy fan, I must admit that, realistically, I m of a fan of fantasy My taste in science fiction reading is fairly limited I am not nearly as enad of hard sci fi pages of realistic and scientifically feasible explanations of how the featured Mechawidget actually works I m really just into good futuristic yarns This may be why I tend to watch science fiction movies and TV than read science fiction books That and it has been far too long since a good f [...]

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    11. I liked and actually cared about the characters including the talking gun I enjoyed the action, the visceral violence and sordid sex This is no nonsense entertainment and really you get what it says on the tin If this were a tome delivering deep homilies about the horror of war, sexual and racial inequality or environmental issues, I m guessing it wouldn t be called Death s Head Maximum Offence I m also guessing Gunn had his tongue firmly wedged in his cheek while writing it, probably to stop hi [...]

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    12. Second in a series by David Gunn, Maximum Offense will stand alone, if you re willing to make a guess as to some of the previous action which isn t too tough to do Populated by interesting characters, well fleshed out with intriguing personalities and unique physical attributes I think those who understand the deep camaraderie among troopers and military types will identify with a lot of the activity and motivation here A take no prisoners space war romp, this book should really appeal to those [...]

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    13. A victim of my enjoyment of its prequel The protagonist continues to kill or screw his way through the book, which actually does get wearisome The author also makes the mistake of trying for a cohesive plot and set of characters I could sit back and enjoy the overblown action when it didn t really make sense just a patchwork quilt of sex and violence in varied places but making it part of something purposeful turns on my oh really I mean, really sniffer, and this failed.

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    14. Exciting action, convoluted plotThis was another good entry in the series The story was too convoluted for my taste The description of the space habitat was difficult to follow, but all in all the action made up for the book s shortcomings I really like the personal code in and her thoughts of the hero He lives a simple life by a simple code, and his actions stay true to this in any situation.

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    15. Death s Head Maximum Offense was entertaining, if lacking in thought provoking material The narrative was action packed, gory, thrilling, and somewhat disturbing In this book I learnt about Sven and about the events that took place in the first book The plot was exciting, had a number of surprises and plot twists A fun, if superficial read.

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    16. Impressive followup to Death Head However the plot meanders a little as Sven and his team of auxilaries Death Heads are on a secret mission so secret it appears the author doesnt even know whats going on although it sort of ties together in the end Naturally there is a huge body count and Sven and his team get to kill many of the enemy.I liked it a lot.

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    17. Finely A great story without the usual crap I Found it hard to put down, easy to pick up and wanting when it ended This story was so well written you knew the tech stuff work without needing an in depth explanation I am looking forward to the next book

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    18. Pretty typical sci fi military, advanced weapon type, but fun to read as it doesn t take itself too seriously Guess you can t when you have to kill everyone, including your friends, on a regular basis.

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    19. Was a big fan of the first Death s Head, but this on did not measure Plot seemed to ramble and at times was simply incoherent A number of pieces of the plot seemed randomly inserted just to create situations for Sven to pull yet another ridiculous feat It simply wasn t that great of a read.

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    20. There s nothing whatsoever cultured or tasteful about this trilogy Its 100% macho escapist bullshit and totally politically incorrect In the same way that the movie Machete is not that I liked the movie all that much But I do love the trilogy.

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    21. I enjoyed this continuation of the deaths head series Was an action packed read that was tough to put down I liked revisiting with the characters from the first book especially Sven The storyline was entertaining and the SIG was snappy and hilarious as ever Looking forward to the third one

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    22. Continuing story of a man who is either not fully human, or one of the last fully humans left Hard to say Good junky military sci fi.

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    23. le ons du jours la chance est une pute

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    24. Perhaps better than the first one Solid page turning adventure.

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    25. Hard hitting Sci Fi, with no holds barred action.

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    26. An insight into what my teenage son is reading It is violent science fiction with some sexual content Perfect for a teenager.

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    27. I realized that I had already read this book after a while but decided to continue nonetheless it s a quick read and fun, though towards the end it tends to become repetitive.

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    28. If you liked the first Death s Head, you ll like this it is of the same mindless military sci fi.

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    29. Man, do I love this series One of the best to come around in a long time.

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