The Terminal State (Avery Cates 4)
by Jeff Somers
Orbit Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781841498751
Date: 05 August 2010 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
A fourthAvery Cates novel from Jeff Somers by way of Orbit UK. I was impressed by the first title in this sequence, The Electric Church (reviewed back in our Oct 07 issue). The Terminal State is a paperback original.
"Avery Cates is in better shape than ever with the top-class augments the army's fitted him with. Pity he's no more than a puppet then, because they've also got a remote that can fry his brain at any second. And now a corrupt colonel is selling his controls to the highest bidder. Avery has visions of escape and bloody revenge - until he realises just who's bought him. Because the highest bidder is Canny Orel himself, Avery's oldest enemy. And as the System slides into chaos, Canny wants Cates to do one last job. Avery just needs one chance to get back at the old gunner - but this time, it's Canny who's holding all the cards."