Steve Perry wrote for the television show Batman: The Animated Series and was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Writing. His novelization of Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire spent ten weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. He is a recipient of the Willamette Writers Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the author of the Cutter's Wars series (The Ramal Extraction, The Vastalimi Gambit), The Man Who Never Missed, Matadora, The Machiavelli Interface, and The Musashi Flex.
At the end of the twenty-fourth century, war is fought in a civilized manner: Each side hires mercenaries to engage in combat in specifically designated areas. To the victor go the spoilswhatever they may be
After a couple of assignments involving more intrigue and skulduggery than the Cutter Force Initiative ever wanted, the unit is looking forward to being part of a straight-up, short-term industrial war on Earth.
Cutter agrees to a support role offered by an old Army comrade who’s now a general in a larger military force. The pay is good, the unit happy. All they have to do is basic ranger stuff: sneak and peek, shoot and scoot.
But what starts out as a corporate fight to occupy a valuable piece of contested territory quickly goes sideways, and once again Cutter and crew find themselves in the middle of situations in which things aren’t as they seem, and the unit must determine the truthor lose more than just a battle.
Praise for The Ramal Extraction
“Pulse-racing action on the tip of the spear in a cutting-edge future. You gotta read this book.”—Mike Shepherd, author of Kris Longknife: Tenacious
“A cutting-edge, militaristic sci-fi novel...There’s also plenty of action and adventure and blood and guts.”—Fresh Fiction