Head on
—Scalzi, John, 1969- author.
Large Print
2018
3 available of 4 items

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.

Item Details
Subjects:
Beheading -- Fiction.
Competition (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Epidemics -- Fiction.
Virtual reality -- Fiction.
Virus diseases -- Fiction.
Genre:
Large type books.
Psychological fiction.
Science fiction.
ISBN:
9781432853235
1432853236
Edition:
Large print edition.
Description:
433 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
large print.
Notes:
"Thorndike Press large print basic series."
"A novel of the near future"--Cover.
Link to PAC
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