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William C. Dietz - Bodyguard
He lives in a world where technology grows too quickly for the mind to comprehend. Where huge corporations expand outward into the far reaches of space. Where things of the past swiftly deleted to make way for the future. But some things never change. Like violence. Corruption. Murder. And that is how he makes his living. He offers protection---for a price---and he's the best that money can buy. His skills have been honed to perfection, his memories blocked by a metal plate in his cranium. He is a lost soul with a missing past. But he still remembers how to fight. And how to kill...
William C. Dietz - Andromeda's Choice
In a different world, Lady Catherine “Cat” Carletto would never have left her pampered life behind. But when Princess Ophelia became Empress Ophelia in a coup that claimed the lives of the princess’s brother and all who supported him, including the Carletto family, Cat had to hide—or die. She became Legionnaire Andromeda McKee, and now she’s a battle-scarred veteran who knows how to kill. And when she’s summoned to Earth to receive the Imperial Order of Merit from the Empress herself, Andromeda realizes that the moment is coming when her revenge will be at hand…
William C. Dietz - By Blood Alone
Part human. Part alien. All hero. In a Ton gone ax, Colonel Bill Booly, with his mixed-blood and by-the-book attitude, is a misfit. So when he steps on some important toes, the brass is quick to make him pay. His punishment: assignment to the worst post in the galaxy. Fort Mosby, Earth. Home of the 13th Half-Brigade, a collection of the Legion's rogues and rejects. But Booly and his troublemaking troops will turn out to be Earth's best line of defense when a Legion-led military coup topples the government. It's Legionnaire against Legionnaire in a struggle that will be won by strength, by courage, and... By Blood Alone
William C. Dietz - When Duty Calls
As the war with the Ramanthian continues, Captain Antonio Santana and his force of biobods and cyborgs find themselves surrounded by enemy forces, faced with annihilation at every turn. On the home front, Santana's love--diplomat Christine Vanderveen--copes with growing shortages, treacherous allies, and her own emotions. Yet when she meets the charismatic newly elected president of the Clone Republic, she finds herself torn between old love and new loyalty. As Christine fights her own divided heart, light years away, Santana is in a battle for his life. And this battle may be his last?
William C. Dietz - The Flood
The Human-Covenant War, a desperate struggle for humankind’s very survival, has reached its boiling point on the mysterious, ring world called Halo. But the fierce Covenant warriors, the mightiest alien military force known, are not the only peril lying in wait.As the fortress world of Reach and its brave defenders were bombarded to rubble, a single cruiser fled the carnage with the battle’s only human survivors—Captain Keyes, his crew of a few hundred Marines, and the last remaining SPARTAN super-soldier, the Master Chief.With the cruiser’s artificial intelligence, Cortana, concealed in his battle armor, the Master Chief crash lands on Halo in the midst of a massive Covenant occupation. Curiously, the alien soldiers appear to be searching for something hidden on the ring. Built by a long-dead race, Halo harbors many deadly secrets, but one overshadows them all. Now the Master Chief must lead the scattered troops in a brutal race to unravel Halo’s darkest mystery—and unleash its greatest source of power. . . .This novel is based on a Mature-rated video game.
William C. Dietz - Andromeda's War
Now a platoon leader, Legionnaire Andromeda McKee seems to have successfully left behind her true identity of Lady Catherine “Cat” Carletto, one of the last two surviving members of the Carletto family targeted for death by Empress Ophelia. After failing at her one shot at vengeance, Andromeda had been questioning her own resolve. But now her uncle has been killed in a government raid back on Earth, leaving her as the last Carletto standing—and the family’s only chance for justice… A chance that comes when the empress’s ship crashes on a hostile planet and Andromeda is assigned to head up the rescue mission. As a legionnaire, Andromeda McKee has countless kills under her belt. But when faced with her greatest enemy, it will be Cat Carletto who has to pull the trigger on the one who really matters…
William C. Dietz - Hitman: Enemy Within
_The clone assassin has been played long enough – now it’s more than a game._ Bred to kill, Agent 47 is The Agency’s most valuable assassin. So when a competing murder-for-hire organization decides to destroy The Agency, the first person they target for elimination is Agent 47. Tasking someone to off the best hitman in the business is one thing; getting the job done is another. When the attempt falls short, Agent 47 is ordered to track down and kill the culprit who is feeding vital information about The Agency to its enemies. Agent 47 must follow a bloody trail halfway around the world, fight his way through the streets of Fez, Morocco, and battle slavers deep inside Chad. Then he will discover a shattering truth: If he fails at his mission, the price he’ll pay will be far greater than his own life. . .
William C. Dietz - Dave Dorman - Jedi Knight
Kyle Katarn, Rebel agent and novice Jedi, has just returned from his covert operation to find the location of the Valley of the Jedi. But he knows that the evil Jerec, a dark Jedi with designs on the Empire's throne, knows where the Valley is too. Upon returning to the Alliance, and with the support of Luke Skywalker himself, Kyle offers to find the Valley and stop the oncoming Imperial invasion—and, at last, fulfill his destiny as a Jedi. Based on the popular Star Wars: DARK FORCES and Star Wars: JEDI KNIGHT interactive games, Jedi Knight is part three of a trilogy written by acclaimed author William C. Dietz (Steelheart) and illustrated by award-winning Star Wars cover artist Dave Dorman.
William C. Dietz - Andromeda's Fall
The roots of the Legion of the Damned lie deep within the mythology of the future. But now, national bestselling author William C. Dietz goes back to the Legion’s early days with the story of one recruit’s rebirth and redemption… Hundreds of years in the future, much has changed. Advances in medicine, technology, and science abound. Humanity has gone to the stars, found alien life, and established an empire. But some things never change... All her life, Lady Catherine Carletto (called Cat) has lived for nothing but the next party, the next lover, the next expensive toy. Until, in a bloodthirsty power grab, Imperial Princess Ophelia and her cadre of synth assassins murder her brother the emperor, and go on to purge the galaxy of his friends and supporters—including Cat’s family. The Carlettos are known to be staunch supporters of the Emperor and Carletto Industries has been in the forefront of his pet project—developing cybernetic technology for use by the masses. Now Cat, one of the last surviving Carlettos, is on the run. And, like countless others before her, she finds her sanctuary among the most dangerous of society’s misfits. Welcome to the Legion. Cat Carletto vanishes, and in her place stands Legion recruit Andromeda McKee. A woman with a mission—to bring down Empress Ophelia—or die trying.
William C. Dietz - The Final Battle
Human and machine. Elite and expendable. They are the Legion of the Damned. The Hudathans are on a rampage. They have created their own corps of cyborgs using copycat technology and psychotic candidates. They have refitted their hardware. Reloaded their weapons. Refueled their insanity. And targeted the heart of the Confederacy, once and for all. The Legion will be there to greet them. It is time for... The Final Battle.
William C. Dietz - Megtévesztés
Az univerzum ostrom alatt áll. Az érző gépek minden ötvenezredik évben elözönlik a galaxisunkat, hogy learassanak minden szerves létformát. Ők a Kaszások. Csak két ember, David Anderson admirális és társa, Kahlee Sanders tudják az igazságot és kutatnak reménytelenül megoldás után, hogy megakasszák a ciklust. Noha sikerül megdönthetetlen bizonyítékot találniuk arra, hogy a Kaszások fenyegetése valós, munkájuk közben leleplezik a Cerberus – egy titkos félkatonai szervezet – és vezetője, a Titokzatos Ember terveit. David és Kahlee halálos veszélybe kerül, mert a Cerberus nem hátrál meg, s minden követ megmozgat, hogy megőrizze titkait. Útközben azonban váratlan szövetségesre bukkannak egy fiatal, különleges erőkkel megáldott lány, Gillian Grayson személyében. A korábban kegyetlen tudományos kísérleteknek alávetett Gillian immár szabad, elkezdi felfedezni és uralni halálos képességeit. Miután megtudja, hogy a Cerberus felelős apja haláláért, Gillian bosszút esküszik a Titokzatos Ember és csoportja ellen, veszélybe sodorva mindazt, amiért David és Kahlee harcol. A regény a Bioware Mass Effect című, felnőtteknek szóló játéka alapján készült.
William C. Dietz - A Fighting Chance
LOSE A BATTLE. Earth has fallen. And the men, women, and cyborgs of the Confederacy must dig deep within their warrior hearts to make one final stand against an alien aggressor… WIN THE WAR. On a rim world, Captain Antonio Santana is reunited with diplomat Christine Vanderveen to protect the severely wounded Ramanthian Queen, who has fled there to avoid assassination. And they’ll risk everything to save the Confederacy, billions of lives—and their future together.
William C. Dietz - Legion of the Damned
When all hope is lost - for the terminally ill, for the condemned criminal, for the victim who cannot be saved - there comes one final choice. You can choose life - as a cyborg soldier in the Legion. Both more and less than human, these steel warriors with determined human minds are the most elite fighting force in the Empire. They are fearsome - and expendable. They are the... Legion of the Damned.
William C. Dietz - For Those Who Fell
War is a way of life... After the battleship that served as its capital is destroyed, the Confederacy prepares to establish a new headquarters on the snowy, windswept planet of Algeron - birthplace of General Bill Booly, who is put in charge of the mission. ...for those who refuse to die. But the alien Ramanthians are not finished fighting. And volatile First Lieutenant Antonio Santana is chosen to lead a special ops mission to seize their research facility, where a faster-than-ship communications antenna has been detected. Now, the stage is set for an epic struggle on both fronts, as two men prepare to face losses worse than death to save the Confederacy.
William C. Dietz - Deception
The universe is under siege. Every fifty thousand years, a race of sentient machines invades our galaxy to harvest all organic life-forms. They are the Reapers. Two people who know the truth are desperately searching for a way to stop the cycle: Navy admiral David Anderson and his partner, Kahlee Sanders. They have uncovered grisly evidence proving that the Reaper threat is real. But in so doing they have exposed the machinations of Cerberus, a secretive paramilitary organization, and its mysterious leader, the Illusive Man—putting David and Kahlee in mortal danger, for Cerberus will stop at nothing to protect its secrets. But along the way, they find an unlikely ally in Gillian Grayson, a young woman with extraordinary powers. Once the subject of horrifying scientific experiments, Gillian is now free—and beginning to master her deadly abilities. But after learning that Cerberus was responsible for the death of her father, Gillian swears vengeance against the group and the Illusive Man—threatening to unravel everything Kahlee and David are fighting for.
William C. Dietz - When All Seems Lost
THOSE WILLING TO SACRIFICE... As interstellar war rages, the president of the Confederacy is captured by the Ramanthian enemy and imprisoned in a brutal labor camp. But the aliens don't realize the prize they have taken, since, at the suggestion of young diplomat Christine Vanderveen, all of the captives have agreed to hide his identity -- though she suspects there may be some tempted to reveal the ruse. ...MUST BE WILLING TO DIE. General Bill Booly has organized an unauthorized rescue, manned by a team of volunteers with nothing to lose -- and headed by Captain Antonio Santana, Vanderveen's former lover, who must try to set aside his personal feelings for the sake of the mission...
William C. Dietz - Ezra Tucker - Rebel Agent
Secret Rebel Agent Kyle Katarn will do anything to avenge his father's untimely death at the hands of the Empire. When Kyle is threatened by 8t88 in a Nar Shaddaa bar, he tracks down the droid and secures a mysterious disk that could put him on the path to learning why his father was killed. Kyle soon finds that the disk contains information about a map to the Valley of the Jedi, a place his father had stumbled upon and kept secret. Now it's a race between Kyle and the Empire to see who can get to the map—and the Valley—first. Based on the popular Star Wars: DARK FORCES and Star Wars: JEDI KNIGHT interactive games, Rebel Agent is part two of a trilogy written by acclaimed author William C. Dietz (The Final Battle) and illustrated by the award-winning artist Ezra Tucker (the Adventures of Little Nettie Windship children's book series).
William C. Dietz - A testőr
Max Maxon ex-tengerészgyalogos, fegyverrel keresi a kenyerét - méghozzá nem is akárhogyan. Max mindenre emlékszik, amit a kiképzés során a fejébe vertek, azt viszont valahol, valahogy elfelejtette, hogy valójában ki ő. Sasha Casad gazdag tinédzserlány, akinek cak egyetlen célja van: szeretne élve feljutni az űrhajóra, ami végre hazaviszi. Max feladata, hogy a lány elérje az űrhajót. Valaki azonban meg akarja akadályozni, hogy ez sikerüljön. Valaki aki rengeteg pénzzel és fegyverrel rendelkezik. A történet kezdete talán szokványosnak tűnik, ám hamarosan kiderül, hogy semmi sem az, aminek látszik. Klánok, komputerek, kommandósok, intrikálnak, pedig maguk sem tudják, hogy ki ellen is játszanak. Ám a játék riasztóbb a legrémesebb valóságnál is...
William C. Dietz - Az Áradat
2552. A Pillar of Autumn cirkáló, amely éppen csak megmenekül a Reachért vívott halálos ütközetből, fedélzetén a Spartan szuper katonával, John 117-tel, a Főnökkel és M.I. társával Cortanával, a Szövetség elől menekülve kétségbeesett hiperűrugrásra kényszerül. Ám az ugrást követően az utasai egy ősi rejtélyre, egy rettentő veszedelmre bukkannak az univerzum ezen távoli szegletében, egy hatalmas, mesterséges gyűrűvilágra. A legénység egyetlen esélye a túlélésre, ha kényszerleszállást hajtanak végre a felszínén, és ott ütköznek meg a Szövetség erőivel. Hamarosan azonban rá kell döbbenniük, hogy a lenyűgöző gyűrűvilágnak is megvannak a maga titkai. A százezer éves világ az Előfutárok alkotása, amit a Szövetség Halo néven imád. Számukra ez egy szent ereklye, ami beteljesítheti vallásos hadjáratukat az áhított felemelkedés felé, és semmi sem állhat útjukba, hogy megszerezzék maguknak. Főnök és Cortana kemény csaták árán jut el a Halo-gyűrű belsejébe, hogy felfedjék annak sötét tikait és valódi célját. Egy borzasztó és a Szövetségnél is veszedelmesebb ellenségre lelnek, ami nem csak a Halót, hanem az egész galaxist fenyegeti...
William C. Dietz - By Force of Arms
Colonel Bill Booly earned a promotion and a well-deserved hero treatment for his troops after they stopped a mutiny against Earth's government. But now they face the ultimate challenge... A new alien race, the Thrakies has appeared, asking permission to settle in Confederacy space. Politics make it happen, but with the arrangement comes... The Thrakies have been pursued for centuries, and throughout galaxies, by a fleet of bloodthirsty machines programmed to destroy them. And now a fanatical human has reprogrammed the killer technology - to eliminate all sentient beings. The Confederacy and every one of its reluctant allies must unite to face the invasion, with a leader, who is... General Bill Booly is leading the fight of his life. A battle for the future of every living being in the universe.
William C. Dietz - Heaven's Devils
For the poor, hardworking citizens of the Confederacy's fringe worlds, the Guild Wars have exacted a huge toll. Swayed by the promise of financial rewards, a new batch of recruits joins the fight alongside a slew of mysteriously docile criminals — and a few dubious military leaders. Eighteen-year-old Jim Raynor, full of testosterone and eager to make things right at home, ships off to boot camp and finds his footing on the battlefield, but he soon discovers that the official mission is not what he's really fighting for. For the first time ever, StarCraft enthusiasts will learn the origins of the enduring friendship between the young upstart Jim Raynor and the streetwise soldier Tychus Findlay. Watch as they battle on the front lines of a fierce interplanetary war and bear witness to the Confederacy's rank corruption — corruption so reprehensible that it rains immeasurable death and destruction upon the government's own people.
William C. Dietz - Dean Williams - Soldier for the Empire
Kyle Katarn is a decorated graduate from the Imperial Military Academy who would forfeit his very life for the Empire. But he wouldn't forfeit his father's life, and that's what the Empire has taken. Kyle is willing to do anything to avenge his father's death which is what the Rebel Alliance is counting on. Join Kyle Katarn in this brand-new, fast-paced tale of adventure and suspense. Based on the popular Star Wars: DARK FORCES and Star Wars: JEDI KNIGHT interactive games, this novella-length prose-story is written by acclaimed author William C. Dietz (The Final Battle) and illustrated by award-winning artist Dean Williams (Tarzan: The Lost Adventure).
William C. Dietz - Kárhozottak légiója
A halálos betegeknek, az elítélt bűnözőknek és a menthetetlen áldozatoknak, mindazoknak, akik számára nincs többé remény, egyetlen kibúvó kínálkozik: a franciából nemzetközivé, majd kozmikussá váló idegenlégió. Emberi értelemmel megáldott-megvert kiborgjai a birodalmi föld elit harcosai - de még az ő erejük is kevés lehet, hogy megállítsa a fajunk kiirtásának rögeszméjével fűtött idegen áradatot, a kíméletlen hudata csataflottát... A Testőr közkedvelt szerzője, William C. Dietz ezúttal vérbeli űroperával jelentkezik, melynek receptjét sikeresen elegyíti a modernebb kultuszok, a háborús eposz, a kemény és a cyberpunk SF vonásaival.
William C. Dietz - For More Than Glory
You're only a hero until your next battle. Legion General Bill Booly knows that peace is just a pause between wars. He's just crushed one uprising, and now a new rebellion is already brewing on a remote world light years away - spawning a web of terrorism that is close enough to catch the vulnerable Confederacy in its grasp.
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