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Welcome back to the brash, brutal new world of the twenty-fifth century: where global politics isn’t just for planet Earth anymore; and where death is just a break in the action, thanks to the techno-miracle that can preserve human consciousness and download it into one new body after another.

Cynical, quick-on-the-trigger Takeshi Kovacs, the ex-U.N. envoy turned private eye, has changed careers, and bodies, once more . . . trading sleuthing for soldiering as a warrior-for-hire, and helping a far-flung planet’s government put down a bloody revolution.

But when it comes to taking sides, the only one Kovacs is ever really on is his own. So when a rogue pilot and a sleazy corporate fat cat offer him a lucrative role in a treacherous treasure hunt, he’s only too happy to go AWOL with a band of resurrected soldiers of fortune. All that stands between them and the ancient alien spacecraft they mean to salvage are a massacred city bathed in deadly radiation, unleashed nanotechnolgy with a million ways to kill, and whatever surprises the highly advanced Martian race may have in store. But armed with his genetically engineered instincts, and his trusty twin Kalashnikovs, Takeshi is ready to take on anything—and let the devil take whoever’s left behind.


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Published: Random House Publishing Group an imprint of Random House Publishing Group on Mar 2, 2004
ISBN: 9780345457738
List price: $11.99
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Second in the trilogy, this is one of the most haunting books I have read in a long while. Eerie and hard-boiled at the same time, Morgan's blend of science fiction, mystery and political fiction works but the addition of the "Martian" ship is truly weird and wonderful. Great series so far!read more
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The book blurb says that the book is 'cinema rich' which might be true but doesn't make for a better book. It is a good space opera with mysterious aliens and lots of combat action. It is all cynical and worldweary with betrayals and sellouts among people with little in the way of morals.For all that it is a good book with good writing. I recommend it.read more
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Altered Carbon was a great noir novel, perhaps the best noir I've read. It was also brilliant science fiction with a touch of cyber punk. I neither wanted nor expected Broken Angels to tread the same ground. In this novel, Broken Angels, Takeshi is back in the military. He's drawn into a get rich quick scheme involving ancient Martian technology. As usual, Morgan's plot descriptions sound cliched, but they aren't. These aren't the Martians we think of, and this isn't some mad caper. It's a war novel, and it comes with all that entails. Did I think it was as good as Altered Carbon? Not really. Takeshi is a hard character to write. He's a lot of different contradictions, which aren't easy to balance in a way that always makes sense. Some of Takeshi's actions sort of unwraveled at the end. I loved the direction the book took, but for me to feel it was genuine I think Morgan had to do a better job setting it up. Perhaps part of the problem was an ending the felt sort of rushed. I'm emphasizing the negatives, but in some respect, when you have a great writer like Morgan, the negatives actually stand out even more.This is a Takeshi Kovacs novel and a Morgan novel, so make no mistake, it is still excellent. I just felt it didn't quite live up to the original. This is a four star review, and if I hadn't seen what Morgan could be at his best, I would be raving. As it is, this was a good sequel to a superb book.I still have a high hopes for book three.read more
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Second in the trilogy, this is one of the most haunting books I have read in a long while. Eerie and hard-boiled at the same time, Morgan's blend of science fiction, mystery and political fiction works but the addition of the "Martian" ship is truly weird and wonderful. Great series so far!
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The book blurb says that the book is 'cinema rich' which might be true but doesn't make for a better book. It is a good space opera with mysterious aliens and lots of combat action. It is all cynical and worldweary with betrayals and sellouts among people with little in the way of morals.For all that it is a good book with good writing. I recommend it.
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Altered Carbon was a great noir novel, perhaps the best noir I've read. It was also brilliant science fiction with a touch of cyber punk. I neither wanted nor expected Broken Angels to tread the same ground. In this novel, Broken Angels, Takeshi is back in the military. He's drawn into a get rich quick scheme involving ancient Martian technology. As usual, Morgan's plot descriptions sound cliched, but they aren't. These aren't the Martians we think of, and this isn't some mad caper. It's a war novel, and it comes with all that entails. Did I think it was as good as Altered Carbon? Not really. Takeshi is a hard character to write. He's a lot of different contradictions, which aren't easy to balance in a way that always makes sense. Some of Takeshi's actions sort of unwraveled at the end. I loved the direction the book took, but for me to feel it was genuine I think Morgan had to do a better job setting it up. Perhaps part of the problem was an ending the felt sort of rushed. I'm emphasizing the negatives, but in some respect, when you have a great writer like Morgan, the negatives actually stand out even more.This is a Takeshi Kovacs novel and a Morgan novel, so make no mistake, it is still excellent. I just felt it didn't quite live up to the original. This is a four star review, and if I hadn't seen what Morgan could be at his best, I would be raving. As it is, this was a good sequel to a superb book.I still have a high hopes for book three.
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Spoiler alert!Sequel to Altered Carbon; fastmoving, exciting, bloody and foulmouthed. I found Takeshi's betrayal of his mercenary outfit out of character, which was alittle disappointing. Other than that, a good read and a worthy sequel.
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If you like hard sf, this is your kind of book.If you like alien artefacts and it's mysteries,this is your book. Epic, violent and original,I enjoyed it so much I'll probably read it again one of these days.
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Very dirty-gritty, torture, killing, sex all very graphic. Really cool hi tech gadgetry.
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