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Brass Man (original 2005; edition 2007)
by Neal Asher
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0765317311, Paperback)
From the Philip K. Dick Award nominee author of Cowl, an adrenaline-powered new SF adventure: Brass Man. Neal Asher returns to his trademark Polity future setting, in a sequel to Gridlinked, which SFRevu.com called "brilliant and audacious work, chock-full of cutting-edge ideas."
Ian Cormac, a legendary Earth Central Security agent, the James Bond of a wealthy future, is hunting an interstellar dragon, little knowing that, far away, his competition has resurrected an horrific killing machine named "Mr. Crane" to assist in a similar hunt, ecompassing whole star systems. Mr. Crane, the insane indestructible artificial man now in a new metal body, seeks to escape a bloody past he can neither forget nor truly remember. And he is on a collision course with Ian Cormac.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:44:33 -0500)
The knight errant Anderson is hunting a dragon on the primitive world of Cull, little knowing that far away a man - more technology than human flesh - has resurrected a brass killing machine to assist in a similar hunt that encompasses whole star systems.
(summary from another edition)