The colony planet of Eighty-Six looks as dull as all its fellow new worlds to veteran journalist Lex Falk. But when a local squabble starts to turn violent, and the media start getting the runaround from the military high command, his interest is seriously piqued.
Forbidden from approaching the battlezone, he gets himself chipped inside the head of a combat veteran—and uncovers the story of a lifetime. When the soldier is killed, however, Falk must use all his resourcefulness to get safely back home again… and blow the lid off the whole damn thing.
"With a firm grasp of character and a superior ability to convey action (you can almost hear the bullets roaring overhead), Abnett delivers a great, readable science fiction novel and earns his comparisons to an SF Bernard Cornwell.” —Wertzone