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KOP by Warren Hammond

A powerful novel of human triumph and tragedy on a distant colony world.

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ISBN-13: 9780765374370
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 04/29/2008
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

WARREN HAMMOND is the author of the books KOP and Ex-KOP, which was hailed byThe Denver Postas "an addictively readable mix of hard-boiled detective and science fiction." Hammond lives with his wife in Denver, Colorado, where he is currently developing a new mystery/noir series.

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Kop 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She walks in -
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Go to res 3 where we talked
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She rolls her eyes. "Girl, you stink of desperation."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started KOP because I was led to it by an article about science fiction noir that I have, alas, forgotten. KOP is thoroughly noir, thoroughly science fiction. I was hooked immediately. Juno Mozambe is a dirty cop working for the Koba Office of Police (KOP), which he and his friend and chief, Paul, took over years ago. Koba is the primary city of the sweaty, dirty world of Lagarto. When an army officer on leave winds up dead in an alley, Juno--a vice cop who has given up his enforcer ways--is called by Paul to investigate. We witness a grim jungle world where crime is rampant. The novel has many stock noir scenes and characters, but within this richly imagined world, they feel fresh. Besides, I was rooting for Juno and Paul so quickly, it didn't matter. Warren Hammond has crafted a fast-paced, finely written novel. His characters are crisp and engaging, and the story takes unexpected but logical twists. A few of the science fiction bits bothered me, but they are quibbles. Hammond gets far more right than wrong. I am very much looking forward to reading the second novel, Ex-KOP.
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This book is good for someone who not only enjoys sci-fi but mystery. Overall a good fun read.
harstan More than 1 year ago
By 2787 the colonists of planet Lagarto are extremely concerned as the economy is in a horrific downward spiral. Inflation is out of control, exports are non-existent, and imports critical but expensive. The economy collapsed when the external market abruptly changed to an alternate cheaper source leaving Lagarto with nothing but fears as those who relocated to this isolated backwater orb have few options. --- Koba police officer Juno understands first hand life on Lagarto as he makes a decent living by working for powerful crime lords although he rationalizes his actions by insisting to himself everyone is corrupt. Still in spite some material gains for him and his family, Juno knows he sold out leaving himself despondent that he failed to live by his principles of adhering to and enforcing the law. However, Juno will soon have difficult decisions to make as he is caught between his duty and his handlers when he learns of an assassination, which he would normally ignore. However, he knows that is step one in the illegal selling of the planet, which would leave even less for those left behind as they would become economic slaves of outsiders. If he intervenes, he will fall off the dole that is assuming he lives and avoids going to prison for his framed role in the conspiracy. --- The interstellar economy will remind the audience of the global rivalries as the residents of Lagarto went from a booming growth to abject poverty when a rival came up with a cheaper alternate. Betrayal is the norm so like Juno readers will not trust anyone even this cop who keeps investigating as fans will wonder whether he will sell out at some point. Warren Hammond provides a dark gritty science fiction police procedural starring a ¿hero¿ whose mother would not trust his ethics. --- Harriet Klausner
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