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Death's Head: Maximum Offense Hardcover – 29 Apr 2008

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A character so badass he makes the Terminator look like C-3PO, a ton of in-your-face action that is unforgiving in its brutality, and humor so sardonic you could cut steel with it. In short, the Death's Head novels are just awesome, testosterone-fueled fun... -- Fantasy Book Critic (

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

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5.0 out of 5 stars Sven solves most all problems by killing someone/something. 27 April 2016
By Greg - Published on
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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.
Admittedly I have a soft spot for protagonists that solve most their problems by killing someone or something. Sven lives by the Death's Head motto, "death or glory". But don't assume he is a psychopathic murders, -well he kinda is- but he does seem to be developing some compassion, but that crap will get Sven killed.
If Riddick had gotten inducted into the Legion instead of being a convict, he would be Sven Tveskoeg.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "That's illegal." 12 Jan. 2011
By Cheryl Stout - Published on
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Book Two of the Death's Head series starts out with a bang - well, rather more like a nuclear blast.

Gunn's books to date have not been subtle and that is part of the reason I am enjoying them so much. In-your-face bravado, gore, and action, with a little non-stop killing thrown in.

As our hero we have Sven Tveskoeg - reluctant leader/drinker to excess/Paperf****r/fighter before you can take a second breath and if you are the enemy, that breath won't be coming/hair stylist as long as you have braids/Silver Fistf****r/depending on his mood-protector of women/collector of soldiers in training/planet whisperer.

We have valor and we have valiant but in this book we have catheterized almost-barbecued Vals 5 and 7 with memory implants. We have a son with a huge price on his head. Sex, sex, and kinky sex. Kidnapped Aux. Manmade planet. A persistently sulking gun. Traitorous comrades-in-arms. Great air ship battles/explosions with selflessness to go along.

The conversation with Hekati was moving. And the conversation with General Jaxx at the end of the book was diabolically clever.

I am definitely looking forward to more adventures with Sven and the Aux.
3.0 out of 5 stars Death`s Head Maximum Offense 3 July 2016
By John Shearer - Published on
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This is a bit mixed up. I almost gave up on the story, as I thought it was making no sense,then about half way through, it made a little sense.
5.0 out of 5 stars Finely! 20 Oct. 2016
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A great story without the usual crap. I Found it hard to put down, easy to pick up and wanting more 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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4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting action, convoluted plot 8 Dec. 2013
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This 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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