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Thirteen
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Del Rey
Publication date June 24, 2008
Pages 544
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780345480897
ISBN-10 0345480899
Dimensions 1.50 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The future isn’t what it used to be since Richard K. Morgan arrived on the scene. He unleashed Takeshi Kovacs–private eye, soldier of fortune, and all-purpose antihero–into the body-swapping, hard-boiled, urban jungle of tomorrow in Altered Carbon, Broken Angels, and Woken Furies, winning the Philip K. Dick Award in the process. In Market Forces, he launched corporate gladiator Chris Faulkner into the brave new business of war-for-profit. Now, in Thirteen, Morgan radically reshapes and recharges science fiction yet again, with a new and unforgettable hero in Carl Marsalis: hybrid, hired gun, and a man without a country . . . or a planet.

Marsalis is one of a new breed. Literally. Genetically engineered by the U.S. government to embody the naked aggression and primal survival skills that centuries of civilization have erased from humankind, Thirteens were intended to be the ultimate military fighting force. The project was scuttled, however, when a fearful public branded the supersoldiers dangerous mutants, dooming the Thirteens to forced exile on Earth’s distant, desolate Mars colony. But Marsalis found a way to slip back–and into a lucrative living as a bounty hunter and hit man before a police sting landed him in prison–a fate worse than Mars, and much more dangerous.

Luckily, his “enhanced” life also seems to be a charmed one. A new chance at freedom beckons, courtesy of the government. All Marsalis has to do is use his superior skills to bring in another fugitive. But this one is no common criminal. He’s another Thirteen–one who’s already shanghaied a space shuttle, butchered its crew, and left a trail of bodies in his wake on a bloody cross-country spree. And like his pursuer, he was bred to fight to the death. Still, there’s no question Marsalis will take the job. Though it will draw him deep into violence, treachery, corruption, and painful confrontation with himself, anything is better than remaining a prisoner. The real question is: can he remain sane–and alive–long enough to succeed?


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Hardcover
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from Del Rey (June 26, 2007)
9780345485250 | details & prices | 544 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.75 in. | 1.80 lbs | List price $24.95
About: The subject of a failed government experiment to produce a more deadly military warrior, Carl Marsalis is a hit man who has lost his taste for killing, but when he is arrested in Miami, government officials come up with a plan to use his talents to achieve their own ends.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780345480897
 
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Reprint edition from Del Rey (June 24, 2008)
9780345480897 | details & prices | 544 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $16.00
About: The future isn’t what it used to be since Richard K.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781400104314 Book cover for 9781400154319
 
With Simon Vance (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Tantor Media Inc (August 1, 2007)
9781400154319 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.23 lbs | List price $39.99
About: The subject of a failed government experiment to produce a more deadly military warrior, Carl Marsalis is a hit man who has lost his taste for killing, but when he is arrested in Miami, government officials come up with a plan to use his talents to achieve their own ends.
With Simon Vance (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Tantor Media Inc (July 1, 2007)
9781400104314 | details & prices | 6.25 × 5.50 × 1.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $59.99
About: The subject of a failed government experiment to produce a more deadly military warrior, Carl Marsalis is a hit man who has lost his taste for killing, but when he is arrested in Miami, government officials come up with a plan to use his talents to achieve their own ends.

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