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Metal Gear Solid: Sons of Liberty Bk. 2 by Raymond Benson
Orbit Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 9781841497365
Date: 26 November 2009 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /

Tie-in specialist and all round polymath, Raymond Benson offers up a second novel based on the hugely successful Metal Gear Solid video game - Sons of Liberty is a paperback original from Orbit. Benson has had an eclectic career (see his official web site here)and is perhaps best known as a writer of James Bond novels, a mantle he inherited from John Gardner. He has also written a number of original works.

"In a torrential downpour, former FOXHOUND agent Solid Snake stands on the George Washington Bridge–ready to launch himself onto the deck of the U.S.S. Discovery as it passes below. Inside Discovery is a new generation of Metal Gear. But in the next hour, Snake's world explodes. Two years later, a young, unproven agent code-named Raiden must penetrate the mystery of what went so insanely wrong that night.

In a labyrinthine superstructure in New York Harbor known as the Big Shell, enemies, allies, secret agents, and double-dealers converge: Russian commandos, a cyber Vamp, a long-legged, leather-clad, rifle-bearing beauty named Fortune, a deformed, finely manicured bomber called Fatman, and a mysterious Mister X. Somewhere in the maze, as well, is the president himself–his biometrics coded to a bomb that can take out Manhattan, his loyalties unknown. Now the rookie Raiden is fighting his way to one discovery after another, including the rebirth of Solid Snake himself and a nightmare organization with a history, a plan, and a terrifying superweapon hidden in plain sight. "

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