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Captained by former Detached Guerrilla Forces Colonel R.A. Rags Cutter, the Cutter Force Initiative is one of the best. A specialized team consisting of both aliens and humans, the Cutters offer services ranging from fight training and protection to extraction and assassination as long as the target deserves it and their employer makes good on payday.
When they re hired to find and rescue Indira, the soon-to-be-married daughter of the Rajah Ramal of New Mumbai, the teams first task is to identify the kidnapper. The obvious suspects are insurgents who want to overthrow the rajanate, but as other forces enter the game and an assassination attempt is made on Ramal, the Cutters realize that their in-and-out extraction job is about to get a lot more interesting and a lot more lethal "
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-03-30
- Reviewer: Staff
In this sharp first entry in the Cutter's War series by military SF specialist Perry, it's time for the mercenaries to earn their keep. Indira, daughter of the Rajah of New Mumbai on the planet Ramal, has been kidnapped from her own backyard. The crew of the Cutter Force Initiative—a motley mercenary operation run by Colonel R.A. “Rags" Cutter—is used to all manner of dangerous assignments, but this case seems unusually suspicious. Cutter, weaponsmith Gunny Sayeed, cybernetics whiz-kid Formentara, and the rest of the Initiative must apply their formidable and varied skills to find the abductor. Though the plot is a bit hackneyed and the characters fairly standard, Perry never fails to turn in a slick, well-written military SF story, and this title is no exception. Readers will look forward to the developments in the next installment. (Jan.)