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Death's Head [Hardcover]

David Gunn
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"I was hooked...took me right back to the fun I had reading Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter on Mars or the old Robert E Howard Conan books!...Yeah! 'Starship Troopers' meets Schwarzenegger's 'Commando'." (NEAL ASHER)

"The plot kicks off at an absurd speed and never really lets up...an outrageous read: violent, witty and immense fun" (DEATHRAY)

"Powerful and explosive...Tveskoeg is one of the classiest fictional hard men I've come across in a long time" (John Berlyne SF REVU)

"Unashamed, balls-to-the-wall science fiction...violent, graphic and at times a little crazy...A fun ride" (SFFWORLD)

"Crunchingly hard...shocking, exciting, murderous fun with more than little intrigue to keep you guessing. This is how cults are born" (DAILY SPORT) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description

A hugely entertaining, action-packed, testosterone-fuelled, bone-crunchingly violent SF adventure... --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From the Inside Flap

The cage will kill you. And if it doesn't, well, then thirst and the blistering heat of the desert sure as hell will. Or drive you insane.

Few legionnaires survive the cage. Fewer still live long enough to face the whipping post. Of those who do, few are in a state to know what is happening to them. One who does is an ex-sergeant in the legion étrangère. A stubborn, insubordinate son-of-a-bitch, Sven Tveskoeg feels the first lash fall, hears the desert tribes attack, and watches them slaughter his comrades before his comrades can kill him ...

Rescued from certain death, Sven joins the tribes. Until his ruthless skills come to the attention of the Death's Head, an élite special ops force so feared the mere sight of their uniform makes whole regiments surrender. The Death's Head want Sven to sort out an impending military disaster.

It soon becomes clear that all is not as it should be. Sven is a pawn in a deadly game, and pawns have a bad habit of being sacrificed. But Second Lieutenant Tveskoeg, Obsidian Cross 3rd Class, is nobody's sacrifice. And even a pawn can checkmate a king ...

The violence is extreme, the death toll monumental, the sex dirty, and the action non-stop... outrageous entertainment!

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover

Few survive the cage. Fewer still live to face the whipping post. But stubborn, insubordinate son-of-a-bitch Sven Tveskoeg does. As this ex-sergeant in the legion étrangere feels the first lash fall, he sees the desert tribes attack - and watches them slaughter his comrades before his comrades can kill him...

Rescued from certain death, Sven joins the tribes. However his ruthless skills have come to the attention of an elite special ops force, the infamous Death's Head.

They want Sven to help them out with a little 'local difficulty'. He knows he's a pawn in a dangerous game - and pawns have a habit of being sacrificed. But Sven is nobody's sacrifice. And even a pawn can checkmate a king...

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Smart, resourceful and discreet, David Gunn has undertaken assignments in Central America, the Middle East and Russia (among many other places). He is happiest when on the move and tends not to stay in one place for too long. He comes from a service family, has an impressive collection of edged weapons and sleeps with a shotgun under his bed. Death's Head is his first novel. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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