The Resource Head On

Head On

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Head On
Title
Head On
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Summary
"As much as Scalzi has the scientific creativity of a Michael Crichton, he also has the procedural chops of a Stephen J. Canell to craft a whodunit with buddy-cop charm and suspects aplenty—most of them in someone else's body." —USA TodayJohn Scalzi returns with Head On, the standalone follow-up to the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed Lock In. Chilling near-future SF with the thrills of a gritty cop procedural, Head On brings Scalzi's trademark snappy dialogue and technological speculation to the future world of sports.Hilketa is a frenetic and violent pastime where players attack each other with swords and hammers. The main goal of the game: obtain your opponent's head and carry it through the goalposts. With flesh and bone bodies, a sport like this would be impossible. But all the players are "threeps," robot-like bodies controlled by people with Haden's Syndrome, so anything goes. No one gets hurt, but the brutality is real and the crowds love it.Until a star athlete drops dead on the playing field.Is it an accident or murder? FBI Agents and Haden-related crime investigators, Chris Shane and Leslie Vann, are called in to uncover the truth—and in doing so travel to the darker side of the fast-growing sport of Hilketa, where fortunes are made or lost, and where players and owners do whatever it takes to win, on and off the field.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied
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Scalzi, John
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Science Fiction
  • Thriller
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Head On
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:623a77e9-1200-4bac-8350-77437dffee36
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780765388926
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Head On
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:623a77e9-1200-4bac-8350-77437dffee36
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780765388926
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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