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At the close of the 24th Century, a series of revolutions has caused the galaxy to descend into chaos. With the Galactic Union’s Army stretched thin, mercenary units have arisen for those who have the need—and the means—to hire them…
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…
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.