No one escapes their past as the crew of the You Sexy Thing attempts to navigate the hazards of opening a pop-up restaurant and the dangers of a wrathful pirate-king seeking vengeance in Cat Rambo's Devil's Gun.
Life’s hard when you’re on the run from a vengeful pirate-king…
When Niko and her crew find that the intergalactic Gate they're planning on escaping through is out of commission, they make the most of things, creating a pop-up restaurant to serve the dozens of other stranded ships.
But when an archaeologist shows up claiming to be able to fix the problem, Niko smells something suspicious cooking. Nonetheless, they allow Farren to take them to an ancient site where they may be able to find the weapon that could stop Tubal Last before he can take his revenge.
There, in one of the most dangerous places in the Known Universe, each of them will face ghosts from their past: Thorn attempts something desperate and highly illegal to regain his lost twin, Atlanta will have to cast aside her old role and find her new one, Dabry must confront memories of his lost daughter, and Niko is forced to find Petalia again, despite a promise not to seek them out.
Meanwhile, You Sexy Thing continues to figure out what it wants from life—which may not be the same desire as Niko and the rest of the crew.
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Rambo's rollicking, high energy sequel to You Sexy Thing returns to the bioship of the same name, its valiant captain, Niko Larsen, and its colorful multispecies crew. The crew's space restaurant was taken over by baddies in the previous installment, and now they're on the run from a vicious pirate king, Tubal Last. Niko's determination to find both her missing lover, Petalia, who may be Last's prisoner, and an ancient space weapon rumored to be able to defeat Last takes the crew on a wild romp through a topsy-turvy universe full of just as much magic as science. Along the way, each of Niko's crewmates must confront their own traumatic pasts. Most touching are the stories of half-lion, half-human Talon, who yearns to clone his murdered twin, Thorn; augmented chimp Gio, who, after escaping the nasty villain Gnarl, just wants to hang with the crew; second-in-command Dabry, who mourns his lost family; and You Sexy Thing itself, slowly learning to understand and experience human emotions. In the midst all the chaos, the crew also manages to set up a new, pop-up restaurant. Rambo has a knack for conjuring extraterrestrial speech and thought patterns, the camaraderie between the crew is heartwarming, and the far-out foodie descriptions are wonderfully bizarre. This freewheeling space opera adventure hits the spot, while leaving plenty for readers to look forward to in the next one.