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- DescriptionExogene (n.): factor or agent (as a disease-producing organism) from outside the organism or system. Also: classified Russian program to merge proto-humaids with powered armor systems (slang).
Catherine is a soldier. Fast, strong, lethal, she is the ultimate in military techlogy. She's a monster in the body of an eighteen year old girl. Bred by scientists, grown in vats, indoctrinated by the government, she and her sisters will win this war, matter the cost.
And the costs are high. Their life span is short; as they age they become unstable and they undergo a process called the spoiling. On their eighteenth birthday they are discharged. Lined up and shot like cattle.
But the truth is, Catherine and her sisters may t be strictly human, but they're t animals. They can twist their gemes and indoctrinate them to follow the principles of Faith and Death, but they can't shut off the part of them that wants more than war. Catherine may have only kwn death, but she dreams of life and she will get it at any cost.
- Author BiographyT.C. McCarthy earned a B.A. from the University of Virginia, and a PhD from the University of Georgia, before embarking on a career that gave him a unique perspective as a science fiction author. From his time as a patent examiner in complex biotechnology, to his tenure with the Central Intelligence Agency, T.C. has studied and analyzed foreign militaries and weapons systems. T.C. was at the CIA during the September 11 terrorist attacks, and was still there when US forces invaded Afghanistan and Iraq, allowing him to experience warfare from the perspective of an analyst.
- Author(s)T C McCarthy
- PublisherLittle, Brown & Company
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectScience Fiction & Fantasy
- Series TitleSubterrene War
- Series Part/Volume Number2
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintLittle, Brown & Company
- Weight191 g
- Width108 mm
- Height174 mm
- Spine27 mm
- Format DetailsMass market (rack) paperback,Unsewn / adhesive bound
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