Frey is the captain of the Ketty Jay, leader of a small and highly dysfunctional band of layabouts. An inveterate womaniser and rogue, he and his gang make a living on the wrong side of the law, avoiding the heavily armed flying frigates of the Coalition Navy. With their trio of ragged fighter craft, they run contraband, rob airships and generally make a nuisance of themselves.
So a hot tip on a cargo freighter loaded with valuables seems like a great prospect for an easy heist and a fast buck. Until the heist goes wrong, and the freighter explodes. Suddenly Frey isn't just a nuisance anymore - he's public enemy number one, with the Coalition Navy on his tail and contractors hired to take him down.
But Frey knows something they don't. That freighter was rigged to blow, and Frey has been framed to take the fall. If he wants to prove it, he's going to have to catch the real culprit. He must face liars and lovers, dogfights and gunfights, Dukes and daemons.
It's going to take all his criminal talents to prove he's not the criminal they think he is ...
Retribution Falls was released earlier this year by Gollancz and was a great read (see my review here). The cover for the book (above) is pretty impressive and is a great indication of what to expect. However, Gollancz have decided to mix it up a little for the mass market release due next April:
Thoughts? Personally I quite like the text change and closer look it presents, though I'm not too keen on the bluish background to the text. Good for the mass market, but the trade and hardcover suit having the cleaner style.
If you've not read this one yet I seriously suggest picking it up - it's a blast to read!