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EX-KOP takes us back to the steaming tropical dysfunction of a planet called Lagarta to meet our anti-hero and dirty cop, Juno Mozambe. A lot has happened since KOP. Juno is no longer on the force, his chief is dead (let’s just say it wasn’t natural causes) and his wife is in critical condition after a seemingly bizarre suicide attempt. Juno is also at his lowest point where he is reduced to a lowly pathetic bagman and a sort of scandal photographer that basically takes photos of certain public folks doing not so desirable things. Sort of like a paparazzi, minus a grinning Harvey Levin and that douchebag surfer dude “journalist”, with the propensity for occasional bouts of extortion. As a young girl is about to be executed for murder that she may not have committed, Juno is called on the case by former partner Maggie Orzo who is still on the force and managed to find herself with a partner that makes Juno (her former partner) look like a choir boy. And that is several levels, south of hell, of BAD. In EX-KOP, Lagarta is as disgusting a fur coat in Florida June weather, the sex is kinkier (and some cases, seemingly downright scandalous and cringeworthy), the action is fast and ultra-vicious, and levels of human depravity struggles for even lower depths. Hammond’s delightful blend of detective noir and science fiction has stepped up the ante from KOP and hooks the reader in … by the minerals.

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Lagarta is a planet that is fourteen light years away from Earth. It is gritty place to live, and living in Lagarta is hard. Meet Juno Mozambe, a vice cop that makes a living shaking down brothels and other shady enterprises. Seems likeable. When his superior puts him on a homicide case, with a green rookie to add to his frustrations, Juno becomes cautious and wary of his new assignment. And he’s got good reasons, since life is cheaper than cheap on Lagarta and the corruption is rampant and normal as say … breathing. In typical fashion, KOP blends gritty detective noir with the likes of Blade Runner along with William Gibson-esque dystopic settings where life is nothing more than an afterthought and the action is lightning-speed, vicious, and heartless. The action and the suspense leaves the reader basically peering around each page in anticipation of what’s waiting to leap out and grab them by the throats … like a Lagartan dragon-lizard (which just happens to be a delicacy on the planet … sorry, I have detoured). Warren Hammond’s KOP is quick delightful read and it prepares the reader for the exciting sequel to this novel, EX-KOP … which, strangely enough, will be reviewed on this site. Bet you didn’t see that coming didn’t you. Ok, maybe you did. Bloody hell, even Stevie Wonder on a pitch dark night saw that coming.

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