I don't know how many of you out there in blog land are fan's of Mr. Dan Abnett, But I have been a fan for years.
What brought this up was a recent read titled, "Embedded"
Its not related to any of his other Sci-fi offerings from GW.
That being said its an excellent stand alone near futer offering.
the offering starts of with.
"The colony planet of Eighty0Six looks as dull as all its fellow new worlds to veteran journalist Lex Falk. But when a local squabble starts to turn violent. And the media start getting the runaround from the military high command, his interest is seriously piqued.
Forbidden form approaching the battle zone, he gets himself chipped inside the head of a combat veteran - and uncovers the story of a life time. when the soldier is killed, however, Falk must use all his resourcefulness to get safely back home again....and blow the lid off the whole damn thing."
the characters are easy to fallow and are believable. The build up to action is smooth, and filled with the gritty discritpions that the author is known for.
So in a nut shell. A good read, Great if you looking for some gritty sci-fi action, and are ma by looking for a new setting for your next table top sci-fi adventer.