What if the man you were sent to kill is the only person who could save your skin?
After his attempt to collect the considerable kill bounty on Willem Jaantzen is horribly botched, Manu’s life is spared by Jaantzen in exchange for joining up with his motley crew for one small heist.
There’s a reason Manu avoids teamwork: it’s the worst. And as the increasingly unpredictable job plunges Manu into an ever-tangling web of uneasy dangers and bristly egos, he realizes he’s going to need to find some allies — fast.
And the one man he may need to trust the most is the one he’s been contracted to kill.
NEGATIVE RETURN is the second book in Jessie Kwak’s Durga System series, a fast-paced series of gangster sci-fi novellas set in a far-future world where humans may have left their home planet to populate the stars, but they haven’t managed to leave behind their vices. And that’s very good for business.
THE DURGA SYSTEM SERIES
This is a great novella, it shows you a glimpse of a fully realized universe and leaves you wanting to explore it more. The writing is excellent and the characters are multidimensional. It’s a quick read and appropriate for any age. Very enjoyable!
This is a great piece of sci fi, with fun explorations into the everyday lives of space pirates and back room dealings of interplanetary gangsters. I particularly appreciated the varied cast, from a deaf girl protagonist to Asian women mob bosses. It’s so refreshing to read stories that include more kinds of people than just white men.
Science fiction fun with unusual and developed main characters, deep world-building, and an engaging plot. This is a world I will want to come back to.