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KOP (edição 2008)

por Warren Hammond

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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. Once he was a young cop in the police department of the capital city of Koba. That was before he started taking bribes from Koba's powerful organized crime syndicate. Yet despite his past sins, some small part of him has not given up hope. So he risks his life, his marriage and his job to expose a cabal that would enslave the planet for its own profit. But he's got more pressing problems, when he's confronted with a dead man, a short-list of leads, and the obligatory question: who done it? Set up for a fall, partnered with a beautiful young woman whose main job is to betray him, and caught in a squeeze between the police chief and the crooked mayor, Juno is a compelling, sympathetic hero on a world that has no heroes. An exciting science fiction adventure and a dark, gritty noir thriller told in taut, powerful prose, this is a remarkable debut novel.… (mais)
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Título:KOP
Autores:Warren Hammond
Informação:Tor Science Fiction (2008), Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
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I really enjoyed this one. It's pretty fast paced, a good plot, compelling characters, and a setting that is very interesting. ( )
  JonOwnbey | May 28, 2020 |
Really excellent combination between noir and sci-fi. Well-executed and well-conceived. ( )
  slmr4242 | Oct 16, 2019 |
A sci-fi thriller with a likeable anti-hero. He's good in comparison to the atrocious characters surrounding him. ( )
  aspirit | Mar 6, 2019 |
A debut novel by local Denver author Warren Hammond, KOP is a science fiction thriller. Set in the distant future, on a distant planet, the story follows Juno Mozambe, an aging crooked cop that works for the privatized police force KOP on his home planet Largato.

The novel is a perfect example of formulaic genre fiction. Juno is a washed out morally debunked cop that is both tired of his underhanded ways and entirely unwilling and unable to change them. He is partnered up with a female rookie fresh out of the academy who gradually starts to accept his unlawful ways of roughing up perps and kicking in doors because they are effective. Juno, being an old tough as nails kinda guy, is quick to have a torch burning for his new partner Maggie but she seems intent on turning him into some sort of gruff father figure.

Read the rest of my review on my blog ( )
  jakegest | Dec 24, 2013 |
An amazing book, especially for a debut novel. I rarely believe blurbs, but the reviewer who compared Hammond to Dashiell Hammett wasn't just whistling dixie - this is a pitch-perfect noir...in space. An examination of what happens when a plantation economy collapses, combined with a noir police procedural, this is one of the most creative books I've read in recent memory. The landscape is lush - literally - and it's a great representation of some of the challenges that come of colonizing a jungle world, right down to how humans change their lives to cope with heat, humidity, and pervasive flies. The hints about offworld culture that are dropped are amazing - "I thought that was you, but I'm not used to people who age" was a favourite line - and I can't wait to read more in the sequel, EX-KOP. ( )
  candlemark | Jul 18, 2011 |
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Both KOP and Ex-KOP are super fast reads, with enough brutality and corruption to keep you riveted, while they still offer up the occasional glimmer of hope that Mozambe (and Lagarto) can be redeemed. You can probably read either book in one or two sittings. A warning, though: They're not especially well-written, and KOP in particular has some super clunky exposition. At his absolute worst, Hammond doesn't just tell instead of showing. He tells, and then he tells using slightly different words, and then he comes back a page or two later and tells again a couple more times. At his best, his writing is pulpy and cheesetastic.
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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. Once he was a young cop in the police department of the capital city of Koba. That was before he started taking bribes from Koba's powerful organized crime syndicate. Yet despite his past sins, some small part of him has not given up hope. So he risks his life, his marriage and his job to expose a cabal that would enslave the planet for its own profit. But he's got more pressing problems, when he's confronted with a dead man, a short-list of leads, and the obligatory question: who done it? Set up for a fall, partnered with a beautiful young woman whose main job is to betray him, and caught in a squeeze between the police chief and the crooked mayor, Juno is a compelling, sympathetic hero on a world that has no heroes. An exciting science fiction adventure and a dark, gritty noir thriller told in taut, powerful prose, this is a remarkable debut novel.

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