‘High octane SF adventure with Smith’s trademark twist’ Jamie Sawyer, author of The Lazarus War ‘An exceptional talent’ Peter F Hamilton In FRIENDLY FIRE, the Bastard Legion are hired to pull off a daring power-armoured heist of propriety tech.
A crime-ridden colony world holds the secret to a potential alien contact, and various groups of mercenaries have been hired to discover it. None of the rest of them have little bombs implanted in their heads, though, so the Bastards have an advantage when it comes to motivation. And Miska, their commander and kidnapper both, is still on the hunt for the people who killed her father.
People who might still be among her convicts.
Getting the tech will be hard. Getting off the planet, deadly.
‘a brutal kaleidoscope of imagination’ Hannu Rajaniemi, author of The Quantum Thief
FRIENDLY FIRE is rendered with such cinematic clarity and loving detail. Humanity in the cosmos, warts and all. Think maglevs and mafia, yawning cored-out asteroids and Yakuza, this is part crime, part espionage, reminiscent of the best of Banks, this is science fiction you won't want to miss.
Tade Thompson, author of Rosewater
The Bastard Legion