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KOP Killer Hardcover – June 5, 2012

4.9 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
Book 3 of 3 in the Kop Series

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“Hammond's writing is workman-like with occasional terse highlights, offering rewards to fans of both crime novels and science fiction.” ―Publishers Weekly

“The best SF Noir since Richard K. Morgan. Gritty and gruesome with the punch of a high-velocity bullet.” ―Kat Richardson

About the Author

WARREN HAMMOND is the author of two previous books, KOP and Ex-KOP, which was hailed by The Denver Post as "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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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; 1St Edition edition (June 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765328275
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765328274
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,300,657 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Juno Mozambe is gonna take KOP (Koba Office of Police) back, and the first step is taking over protection of a brothel that Emil Mota (Juno's arch enemy) has already claimed. With a motley crew of dirty cops, and an ex-prostitute/bodyguard named Maria, Juno takes a stand against the nightly riots that accompany rolling blackouts that plunge the city of Koba into darkness. When Muto gets wind of this, he's not amused, and Juno's intimidation tactics aren't working against him anymore. When the men of Juno's crew begin turning up slaughtered in the most brutal ways, Juno knows he's up against someone, and something, bigger than Muto. Along with his former partner (and honest cop) Maggie, he vows to get to the bottom of it, before another man dies, and KOP is corrupt for good.

There were a few times when I thought I knew where Kop Killer was going. I so didn't. Really didn't. Kop Killer is the third in a series featuring Juno Mozambe, but if you haven't read the first two, that's ok, because the author does a great job on catching you up on events without info dump, although you might miss out on some of the emotional resonance gained from reading the first two. Kop Killer is a wonderful mashup of police procedural, (very) dark noir, and some of the creepiest sci fi you'll ever read. There's humor here too, of the blackest kind, and you may find your mouth twisting into a slow, grim smile, since it kind of creeps up on you. Koba is a humid, sticky, fly and lizard ridden, leafy green mess of a city and it's such a part of the narrative, it's almost its own character. As Juno gets deeper into the gruesome murderers that seem to stick to him like flies (couldn't help it), even the jaded ex-cop can't believe how depraved this killer is.
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I'm not much for long reviews so I'll just say that I liked this one more than the others in the series. It's a very good read, with some closure for our Juno. That, and we get to see more facets of Juno's character are pluses for me. Hopefully we'll see some more KOP novels, I know I enjoy them.
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Dark, you say? Dystopian? For starters. "Kop Killer" is straight-ahead bleak. Nobody can stop Juno Mozambe. And nobody better try. His nemesis leaves a trail of vile acts only worthy of the distant planet of Lagarto, where this sci-noir-fi mashup takes place, six and a half centuries in the future. From page one, Juno is on a tear and "Kop Killer" barely takes a breath as he discovers murder scenes so horrific they make the Hannibal Lecter appear capable of only grade-school slime by comparison. The bad guy knows ways to double down on the concept of beheading. And he's into sculpture. Let's leave it at that.

Juno is, literally, handicapped. There are few worthy of trust. Others aren't what they seem. Identities shift, presumptions are challenged.

What keeps this whole series so compelling is Juno's sense of justice and what he must endure it to bring it home, overcoming a "lifetime full of mistakes" and "failures of courage and pride." Out there on the lonely, forsaken planet of Lagarto so far in the future, it all comes down will and conviction, two of the most human traits of all. "Kop Killer" is not for the squeamish or easily offended. (Some images cannot be unread.) But it's a gripping portrait of a brutal world and one man's relentless campaign to put it back on a better trajectory.

Check my reviews of the first two in this series for more detail. I recommend reading them all, in order, to understand Juno's journey.
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Set in the same economically depressed wet and hot jungle of the previous books it takes you to a new, seedy, and interesting place as the main characters try to clean up their moral and ethical compasses and also for some to bow to the realities of a corrupt world. Following the classic detective noir style it does not disappoint. I would suggest reading the previous novels before this one.
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There are not enough books set in a futuistic setting with noir/hardboiled type of characters such as exsist in this book. I love the mix and if we, as readers, ever get more in this genre/style it will be hard to top the work of Warren Hammond and the Kop series.
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Anyone familiar with the series should know how gritty these stories are. This latest book takes it even further. Fascinating blend of third world and the high tech privileged that gives pause for reflection on our own relationship with the that world today.
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Kop Killer by Warren Hammond
This book continues the story of Juno, a down on his luck ex-cop I met in Ex-Kop. Once again the book brings new meaning to gritty. Juno continues to struggles with his identity. This planet epitomizes an amoral environment.
Maggie, Juno's Ying to his Yang, is forced to evaluate her moral stance regarding Juno's actions. This soul searching takes it's toll on both characters. Hammond has a rich imagination and carries some less savory current aspects of society to a logical progression to infamy. In many ways the book makes you uncomfortable. That, in no way, detracts from the story line. In fact making you squirm seems to be a goal of Hammonds and he does it well.
Old testament justice is an acceptable solution to many of Juno's problems but he delves it out with less relish and more introspection than in the previous book. This story concludes well but I hope there is a follow up book.
I recommend it.
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