One Jump Ahead

One Jump Ahead

by Mark L. Van Name

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One Jump Ahead by Mark L. Van Name


Jon Moore: nanotech-enhanced solider-of-fortune.

Battlewagon Lobo: A.I.-equipped intelligence and weapons platform (think: a fortress on wheels) of enormous destructive potential.

Two very dangerous wolves in a galaxy of deadly corporate and paramilitary predators. But Moore has grown weary of the killing and just once he'd like to finish a job without leaving a trail of blood behind him. Not going to happen. Not on a pristine planet called Macken, where two gigantic corporations vie for control of the local jump gate and access to the riches of an undeveloped world. Dealing with a kidnapping and extortion scheme is only the beginning for Moore and Lobo. Next they must survive an enormous bounty placed on Moore's head long enough to rescue yet again the young woman they accidentally delivered into the wrong hands. But with the help of an old lover and under-the-table support from the mercenary outfit that made him, Moore just might beat the odds, save the girl, and get out of this one a little richer and one step closer to making it back to the strange world of his origin.

One Jump Ahead: the first novel in the Jon & Lobo series

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940148467182
Publisher: Baen Books
Publication date: 06/01/2007
Series: Jon and Lobo , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 229,559
File size: 887 KB

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One Jump Ahead (Jon and Lobo Series #1) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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redwolf1 More than 1 year ago
I read the second book first and had to read the first and am awaiting the third(in paperback)and like that each book is complete by itself.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Jon Moore is tired of war although nanotechnology enhancements make him the best known combatant in the galaxy even if at times like this he feels more like a combat machine than a human. Still he just wants to go home to live the rest of his life in peace and quiet on his planet. His only friend is Lobo, an artificially intelligent Predator-Class Assault Vehicle a tank that works in any environs.------------ Jon Moore, soldier extraordinaire, arrives at the planet Macken for some needed R&R. However, the leaders of the two major corporations that dominate this orb and control the use of the jump gate see things differently as they feel Moore is a machine to be employed and discarded. They demand Moore handle a simple action for them the abduction of an innocent to be used a pawn. What the bigwigs failed to account for is Moore learning the truth. So with Lobo directing him and with some anti galaxy-wide business allies, Moore begins an assault on the invincible armies of the corporate moguls to right the wrong he committed when they lied to get him to act before he realized that they double crossed him.-------------- ONE JUMP AHEAD would be just another military science fiction in which a lone cowboy and his horse battle against avaricious corporations whose leaders are willing to kill to insure the bottom line is mega profitable. However, this rider and his steed turn Mark L. Van Name¿s first Jon and Lobo thriller into a great opening triumph. Fans will appreciate the bone weary hero who needs a breather, but his ¿owners¿ treat him as a disposable machine as well as his sentient tank side kick Lobo who is more than just an advisor this PCAV directs Jon as they battle the evil empire. Sub-genre fans will appreciate this terrific outer space opera.--------------- Harriet Klausner