Grayman Book One: Acts of War

Grayman Book One: Acts of War

Michael Rizzo

Culture / Film / Design

The enigmatic “Grayman” has been killing known terrorists throughout Europe in spectacularly brutal fashion. Captured by Coalition forces, he is recruited by a joint military and intelligence project to create the ultimate counter-terror force, only to find himself being carefully groomed into something unthinkable: a popular hero.Grayman chronicles a daring and disturbing experiment to decisively end the tenacious threat of global terrorism. A group of powerful corporate and political players lever a desperate world to create a multinational force of surgical strike teams, authorized to cross borders and pursue targets with impunity; armed with advanced weapons, technology and armor; and directed by a cutting-edge artificial intelligence. But more than simply employing high-tech military might, this new army is designed to fight a true “information war” by operating completely in the public eye, their missions crafted for maximum marketability, their operatives shaped into Hollywood-style action heroes.The series focuses on the man being groomed to be the wired public’s greatest hero: Given the “stage name” Mike Ram, he’s charismatic, talented and damaged unknown, pushed by circumstance to become a merciless predator. Initially little more than a trauma-driven serial killer, he’s given a new identity and is re-programmed to kill on cue to satisfy the media’s thirst for violent and visible retribution against an equally vicious enemy. Ram quickly rises from being a murderer on the run to being an untouchably popular celebrity and global leader, as his every action plays out on the public stage.In Book One: Acts of War, the enigmatic “Grayman” has been killing known terrorists throughout Europe in spectacularly brutal fashion. Captured by Coalition forces, he is recruited by a joint military and intelligence project to create the ultimate counter-terror force, only to find himself being carefully groomed into something unthinkable: a popular hero.
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The God Mars Book One: CROATOAN

The God Mars Book One: CROATOAN

Michael Rizzo

Culture / Film / Design

The survivors of a nuclear disaster on Mars awaken after a half-century in chemical hibernation, and try to unravel the mystery of why no rescue has come for them. Attempts to contact Earth fail, and they begin to encounter the descendants of other survivors...The God Mars is a pulp-style science fiction series set on a partially-terraformed Mars a half-century after a nuclear disaster cuts thousands of colonists off from Earth. Left for dead with few resources, the isolated groups of survivors develop their own unique cultures at different levels of technology, ranging from the primitive to the frighteningly advanced. And all fear the return of their home planet, because they believe that Earth intentionally tried to annihilate them, and will do so again.In Book One, a mixed group of military personnel and civilians awaken after fifty years in chemical hibernation, and try to unravel the mystery of why no rescue has come for them. Attempts to re-establish contact with Earth fail, and they begin to encounter the descendents of other survivors, radically changed after generations on their own.
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The God Mars Book Six: Valhalla I Am Coming

The God Mars Book Six: Valhalla I Am Coming

Michael Rizzo

Culture / Film / Design

Shattered by the revelation of what the nanotech entity Yod has done to reality, Colonel Ram can’t afford to wallow in his paralyzing doubt. The technological demon Asmodeus is escalating his war against Earthside Command, with all the peoples of Mars caught in the crossfire, and there may be no force on any world capable of stopping him.
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The God Mars Book Five: Onryo

The God Mars Book Five: Onryo

Michael Rizzo

Culture / Film / Design

A terrifying new nanotechnology weapon threatens the lives of everyone on Mars. An adopted Nomad finally learns the truth about where he comes from, but at devastating cost. And the technological ghost of a murdered scientist rises to seek revenge for the deaths of his wife and child.
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The God Mars Book Two: Lost Worlds

The God Mars Book Two: Lost Worlds

Michael Rizzo

Culture / Film / Design

The marooned UN survivors continue to try to establish peaceful relations with the competing factions on Mars, a challenge that becomes more urgent when a radically changed Earth finally does answer their distress calls. Because Earth does fear what’s happened on Mars, perhaps enough to attempt once again to destroy all life on the surface.
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The God Mars Book Four: Live Blades

The God Mars Book Four: Live Blades

Michael Rizzo

Culture / Film / Design

Earth’s reckless use of a nuclear weapon has threatened the lives of those living in Melas, prompting a band of Nomads to seek a new home in the more livable—and more dangerous—Coprates to the east. A young Eternal embarks on a journey to prove himself a hero. A former enemy tries to earn her place in the UN planetary forces. And a terrifying new threat arises from a world that never happened.
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The God Mars Book Three: The Devil You Are

The God Mars Book Three: The Devil You Are

Michael Rizzo

Culture / Film / Design

As the peoples of Mars find themselves caught in an escalating war between an oppressive Earth and an apparently invincible enemy who claims to be from an alternate future, Colonel Ram awakens to find that he has been remade into an immortal superhuman in order to try to save all that he holds dear. But those he would help are terrified of what he’s become. And he’s not the only one of his kind…
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