Head on
—Scalzi, John, 1969- author.
Book
2019
22 available of 27 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:
Epidemics -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Virtual reality -- Fiction.
Virus diseases -- Fiction.
Genre:
Horror fiction.
Science fiction.
ISBN:
9780765388933
9780765388919
0765388936
076538891X
Edition:
First mass market edition.
Description:
327 pages ; 19 cm
Notes:
"A novel of the near future" -- Cover.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book"
Link to PAC
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