Synopses & Reviews
At the close of the 24th Century, a series of revolutions has caused the galaxy to descend into chaos. With the Galactic Union’s Army stretched thin, mercenary units have arisen for those who have the need—and the means—to hire them…
Captained by former Detached Guerrilla Forces Colonel R.A. “Rags” Cutter, the Cutter Force Initiative is one of the best. A specialized team consisting of both aliens and humans, the Cutters offer services ranging from fight training and protection to extraction and assassination—as long as the target deserves it and their employer makes good on payday.
When they’re hired to find and rescue Indira, the soon-to-be-married daughter of the Rajah Ramal of New Mumbai, the teams’ first task is to identify the kidnapper. The obvious suspects are insurgents who want to overthrow the rajanate, but as other forces enter the game and an assassination attempt is made on Ramal, the Cutters realize that their in-and-out extraction job is about to get a lot more interesting—and a lot more lethal…
"Pulse-racing action on the tip of the spear in a cutting-edge future. You gotta read this book."—Mike Shepherd, author of Kris Longknife: Furious
“Perry excels at hard-boiled writing, flashing dialog, and stripped-down action.” —The Oregonian
“A razor sharp novel by a master of military science fiction.”—William C. Deitz, author of Andromeda’s Fall
Praise for The Ramal Extraction
“Pulse-racing action on the tip of the spear in a cutting-edge future. You gotta read this book.”—Mike Shepherd, author of Kris Longknife: Furious
“A cutting- edge, militaristic sci-fi novel….There's also plenty of action and adventure and blood and guts.”—Fresh Fiction
Lt. Wayson Harris is one of thousands of clones born and bred to be the ultimate soldiers. But unlike the others, Harris is an outlawed model—one with independent thoughts and an addiction to violence.
Presumed dead after his troops were massacred, Harris—who blames the U.A. for the slaughter—has gone AWOL as a bounty hunter. Still, it’s hard for a clone to overcome his conditioning, and Harris finds himself drawn back into the U.A.'s service by his mentor and creator, Fleet Admiral Bryce Klyber.
Now, with separatists rebelling throughout the galaxy, the fate of the U.A. depends on Admiral Klyber’s plans for the Doctrinaire—the largest, most powerful battleship ever constructed. But there are those who would do anything to stop Klyber, and Harris must decide whether he should fight against them…or work for them.
At the close of the twenty-fourth century, a series of revolutions has caused the galaxy to descend into chaos. With the Galactic Union Army stretched thin, mercenary units have arisen for those who have the needand the meansto hire them
Kay, the alien member of the Cutter Force Initiative, has returned to her brutal home world of Vast on a mission of mercy. Before she joined the merc team, she was a great healer. And now her skills are sorely needed. Hundreds of Vastalimiincluding her blood-kinare dying mysteriously.
But is the plague a work of nature? Or is it a bioengineered virus, purposefully unleashed? Kay and Doc Wink will have to find out the hard way.
With the Cutter Force light-years away, the two find the odds against themand on a planet like Vast, where violence abounds and life is cheap, they may be facing a foe they cant defeat
About the Author
Steve Perry has sold dozens of stories to magazines and anthologies, as well as a considerable number of novels, animated teleplays, non-fiction articles, reviews, and essays, along with a couple of unproduced movie scripts. He wrote for the television show Batman: The Animated Series and was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Writing. His novelization of Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire spent ten weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. He also wrote the bestselling novelization for the summer blockbuster movie Men in Black, and all of his collaborative novels for Tom Clancy’s Net Force series have made the New York Times bestseller list. He is a recipient of the Willamette Writers Lifetime Achievement Award. For the past several years he has concentrated on books, and is currently working on novels now numbered somewhere around sixty-five. He is married to the former Dianne Waller. They have two grown children, five grandsons, two Welsh Cardigan Corgis and a cat.