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The Razor

The Razor

J. Barton Mitchell

Tor Books


J. Barton Mitchell's The Razor is a riveting science fiction thriller about a man struggling to survive the chaos on a prison planet.

Brilliant engineer Marcus Flynn has been sentenced to 11-H37 alongside the galaxy’s most dangerous criminals. A hard labor prison planet better known as the Razor, where life expectancy is short and all roads are dead ends.

At least until the Lost Prophet goes active…

In a few hours, prison guards and staff are evacuated, the prisoners are left to die, and dark mysteries begin to surface.

Only Flynn has the skills and knowledge to unravel them, but he will have to rely on the most unlikely of allies--killers, assassins, pirates and smugglers. If they can survive each other they just might survive the Razor…and claim it for their own.



Every time he closed his eyes, he was drowning. Water poured into the car, flooding the leather interior as it sank into Elliott Bay. He remembered looking to the passenger seat and the shock that washed over him....

Praise for The Razor

"If Quentin Tarantino and James Cameron had co-directed The Shawshank Redemption, it would look like The Razor." —David Gill, author of Black Hole Sun

"J. Barton Mitchell's The Razor is cutting-edge SF." —Matthew Costello, author of Star Road, Doom 3, and Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier


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