Keith Brooke. Sussed. (Conflicts.)

A young coder working for a employer who isn’t the kind to cross, decides that using his skills to flee a long way away is preferable to facing the consequences of sleeping with boss’s sister. Trouble is that he ends up, after a long trip in suspended animation, in an equally risky situation, at the front line of a war with a branch of humanity recently diverged from us, and he has to choose which war he wants to fight. The story nips along quickly, with a vivid image of a scarred city to start with, but doesn’t quite hit the heights.

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