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Kop

(2007)
(The first book in the Kop series)
A novel by

 
 
Juno is a dirty cop with a difficult past and an uncertain future. When his family and thousands of others emigrated to the colony world of Lagarto, they were promised a bright future on a planet with a booming economy. But before the colonists arrived, everything changed. An opportunistic Earth-based company developed a way to produce a cheaper version of Lagarto's main export, thus effectively paupering the planet and all its inhabitants. Growing up on post-boom Lagarto, Juno is but one of the many who live in despair. Once he was a young cop in the police department of the capital city of Koba. That was before he started taking bribes from Koba's powerful organized crime syndicate. Yet despite his past sins, some small part of him has not given up hope. So he risks his life, his marriage and his job to expose a cabal that would enslave the planet for its own profit. But he's got more pressing problems, when he's confronted with a dead man, a short-list of leads, and the obligatory question: who done it? Set up for a fall, partnered with a beautiful young woman whose main job is to betray him, and caught in a squeeze between the police chief and the crooked mayor, Juno is a compelling, sympathetic hero on a world that has no heroes.

An exciting science fiction adventure and a dark, gritty noir thriller told in taut, powerful prose, this is a remarkable debut novel.

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"Kop is about as good as noir crime gets since Dashiel Hammett stopped writing. Yes I know what I just said." - David Drake


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Hardback Editions

February 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Kop
Author(s): Warren Hammond
ISBN: 1-62051-219-X / 978-1-62051-219-7 (USA edition)
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June 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: KOP
Author(s): Warren Hammond
ISBN: 0-7653-1272-7 / 978-0-7653-1272-3 (USA edition)
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2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Kop
Author(s): Warren Hammond
ISBN: 1-61523-041-6 / 978-1-61523-041-9 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

February 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: KOP (KOP Trilogy) (Volume 1)
Author(s): Warren Hammond
ISBN: 1-62051-218-1 / 978-1-62051-218-0 (USA edition)
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April 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: KOP
Author(s): Warren Hammond
ISBN: 0-7653-5136-6 / 978-0-7653-5136-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
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April 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: KOP
Author(s): Warren Hammond
ISBN: 0-7653-7437-4 / 978-0-7653-7437-0 (USA edition)
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May 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Kop
Author(s): Warren Hammond
ISBN: 1-5226-3271-9 / 978-1-5226-3271-9
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February 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: KOP
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Title: KOP
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February 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: KOP
Author(s): Warren Hammond
Publisher: Audible Studios
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