When Jazen reluctantly hires on to a Trueborn Earthman tycoon's safari to bag a deadly trophy, the reluctant mercenary finds himself shipped out to Downgraded Earthlinke 476, the outpost at the end of the universe known to everyone except its tourism bureau as "Dead End". But the hunt goes terribly wrong, and Jazen must survive a tough, beautiful local guide who hates mercenaries, an 11-ton beast that can crush main battle tanks with one claw tied behind its back, and the return of a nightmare that has haunted Jazen since birth. Then Jazen learns that the stakes are not merely his own life, but the fate of an entire alien race.
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By Jim "The Impatient" on 19-05-15
CRAP ON CRUST
ON DEAD END AMPUTATION APPEARED TO BE THE NEW BLACK
The beginning set this world up to be really spooky. The government agents our hero has to deal with when arriving our very funny. It is a jungle forest planet with some of the deadliest animals and insects in the universe. The biggest and badest animal happens to be sentient, but the humans don't realize it. ON DEAD END HUMANS DIDN'T MAKE ROADKILL, THEY WERE ROADKILL. A pretty good set up.
This feeling did not hold. Soon, the book goes into talking about guns. Another taking them apart and talking about how tough they are. As more characters are introduced they are two dimensional. If you are playing the arcade game the bad guys are running around with the bubble over there head saying bad guy. Giving a voice to the huge monsters almost saved the book for me. Still, it just was lacking something to get it over the booze line. It is not a awful book, just not a great book.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful
By Harmon on 03-03-11
I must admit I didn’t think I would think highly of this book but it turned out to be a very good one.
I was highly entertained with the story and the human aspects. I hope there will be a second book.
There was just enough comedy and Sci-Fi to make me want more.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful