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A Martin Hench Novel

The Martin Hench Novels

Author: Cory Doctorow

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New York Times bestselling author Cory Doctorow returns to the world of Red Team Blues to bring us the origin story of Martin Hench and the most powerful new tool for crime...

Page Count
304
On Sale
02/18/2025

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New York Times bestselling author Cory Doctorow returns to the world of Red Team Blues to bring us the origin story of Martin Hench and the most powerful new tool for crime ever invented: the personal computer.

The year is 1986. The city is San Francisco. Here, Martin Hench will invent the forensic accountant--what a bounty hunter is to people, he is to money--but for now he's an MIT dropout odd-jobbing his way around a city still reeling from the invention of a revolutionary new technology that will change everything about crime forever, one we now take completely for granted.

When Marty finds himself hired by Silicon Valley PC startup the Three Wise Men to investigate a group of disgruntled ex-employees who've founded a competitor startup, he quickly realizes he's on the wrong side. Marty ditches the greasy old guys running Three Wise Men without a second thought, utterly infatuated with the electric atmosphere of Magenta Women's Enterprise. Located in the heart of the Mission, this group of brilliant young women found themselves exhausted by the predatory business practices of Three Wise Men and set out to beat them at their own game, making better computers and driving Three Wise Men out of business. But this optimistic startup, fueled by young love and California-style burritos, has no idea the depth of the evil they're seeking to unroot or the risks they run.

In this company-eat-company city, Martin and his friends will be lucky to escape with their lives.

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Tor Books

ISBN

9781250865908

In The News

"Righteously satisfying...A fascinating tale of financial skullduggery, long cons, and the delivery of ice-cold revenge." - Booklist on The Bezzle

"Cory Doctorow is one of our most important science fiction authors." - Kim Stanley Robinson

"Cory Doctorow doesn't just write about the future--I think he lives there!" - Kelly Link

"Another winner from an sf wizard." - Booklist on Red Team Blues

"Absorbing and ruthless." - Library Journal on Red Team Blues

"A cleareyed warning...With unconventional gumshoe Martin at the helm, fans can expect good things from the series to come." - Publishers Weekly on Red Team Blues

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