I discovered Warren Hammond at the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Conference when I picked up one of his books in the bookseller’s room, thought the story line and main character (Juno Mozambe) were intriguing, and bought copies of both Kop and Ex-Kop.
“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.”
One of many interviews and reviews on the web, Dark Wolf’s Fantasy Review of Kop from September 16th, 2009 seems the most recent.
I’m eager to read about this dark fantasy world and its gritty hero…as soon as I finish the two library books I picked up last week. But more about that on Thursday.
Check back tomorrow for your second chance to enter the drawing for a signed copy of The Desert Hedge Murders. I’m going to make it so easy for you (and even add a bonus).