David Micinnis Gillby
Durango will take on any mission—as long as it is dangerous, impossible, and hopeless, and as long as it pays enough for him and his crew to get by. Fortunately for Durango, he also has Mimi, a symbiotic nano-implant, to keep him on the straight and narrow, as well as a crew of loyal soldiers. Because he’s going to need everything he’s got for his latest mission—defending a rag-tag clan of helpless miners from a ravenous horde of feral cannibals and their enigmatic but brutal leader, who is hellbent on taking out the miners, and Durango along with them.
I've wanted to check this book out for AGES and finally managed to snag it from the library (where it has seem some serious love, btw, haha!). Anyhow, it did not disappoint. I read the whole thing with the theme song to the anime series Cowboy BeBop in my head (have you seen this show--it rocks, and has the best opening song ever!). Anyhow, I loved the characters and world building in the novel, and how the pages just ripped by, full of intrigue and lots of well-described battle scenes. I got a little confused by the introduction of a particular "creature" later on, but that was easily resolved. Anyhow, I can't wait for the next one: Invisible Sun, which is due out early next year!