No Going Back
By Mark L. Van Name
(Baen, Hardcover, 9781451638103, 336pp.)
Publication Date: May 29, 2012
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
Jon and Lobo are back–and everything is about to change.
If they both survive.
Haunted by memories of children he could not save, Jon Moore is so increasingly self-destructive that even his best friend, the hyper-intelligent Predator-Class Assault Vehicle, Lobo, is worried. When Jon risks meeting a woman from his distant past and undertakes a high-stakes mission, Lobo fears this will be their last.
The job is illegal.
They have to take on one of the oldest, most powerful men alive.
Two different security forces are tracking them.
And Jon is falling in love.
Desperate and out of options on a world so inhospitable that its statues and monuments outnumber its living inhabitants, Jon and Lobo encounter their deadliest challenges yet. They must make decisions from which there truly is No Going Back.
About Mark L. Van Name:
“Just when I was thinking science fiction might be over, Mark Van Name proves that there are still smart, exciting, emotional sci-fi stories to be told.” –Orson Scott Card on Mark Van Name’s One Jump Ahead
“He’s going to be the guy to beat in the race to the top of SFdom.” –John Ringo, best-selling creator of the “Posleen War” series
About the Jon and Lobo series:
“[P] owered by breakneck pacing and military-nuanced action and adventure. . .Van Name's focus on character development. . . makes for a much more cerebral–and enriching–read.” –Publishers Weekly
“…an undeniable page-turner…highly entertaining.” –Publishers Weekly on Mark L. Van Name’s Slanted Jack
“Many twists and turns…outstanding action.” –Midwest Book Review on Mark L. Van Name’s One Jump Ahead
Mark L. Van Name, whom John Ringo has said is "going to be the guy to beat in the race to the top of SFdom," has worked in the high-tech industry for over 30 years and today runs a technology assessment company in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina. A former Executive Vice President for Ziff Davis Media and a national technology columnist, he's published over a thousand computer-related articles and multiple science fiction stories in a variety of magazines and anthologies, including the Year's Best Science Fiction.