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The Bastard Legion: War Criminals

Book 3

By Gavin G. Smith

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The Bastard Legion return in this high-octane, military-SF adventure.

Dirty, gritty and action-packed adventure featuring the galaxy's most dangerous mercenaries, THE BASTARD LEGION.

THIS IS MILITARY SCIENCE FICTION AT ITS BEST.

'High octane SF adventure with Smith's trademark twist' Jamie Sawyer, author of The Lazarus War

It was the kind of dirty, violent job the Bastards were made for. Protect a bunch of helpless colonists in the Epsilon Eridani system. A quick, easy job. Even if the planet was a war zone as megacorp-backed mercenaries fought a brutal proxy war. They could handle it. A quick, easy job. . . their kind of fight.

But a hundred headless corpses are hard to explain, even for the Bastard Legion, and soon they are on the run, abandoned by their allies, and hunted by their most dangerous foe yet . . .

'An exceptional talent' Peter F Hamilton

A 'Dirty Dozen' or 'Suicide Squad' for lovers of 'Aliens', THE BASTARD LEGION series is a down and dirty military SF set in a world of mercenary actions and covert operations.

Biographical Notes

Gavin G. Smith is the Dundee-born author of the hard edged, action-packed SF novels Veteran, War in Heaven, Age of Scorpio, A Quantum Mythology and The Beauty of Destruction, as well as the short story collection Crysis: Escalation. He has collaborated with Stephen Deas as the composite personality Gavin Deas and co-written Elite: Wanted, and the shared world series Empires: Infiltration and Empires: Extraction.

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  • ISBN: 9781473217300
  • Publication date: 26 Jul 2018
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  • Imprint: Gollancz
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