Blackmail, murder, betrayal and the highest bounty in history set Hil and the Thieves’ Guild at the centre of a galaxy-wide war. And this is just the beginning...

Zach Hilyer is in trouble. Hil is good, one of the top field operatives in the infamous Thieves’ Guild. Problem is, he can’t remember when it all went wrong. After crash landing on a planet with no memory of his last assignment, Hil discovers that his handler is dead and someone’s put a price on his head. Injured and alone, he has no choice but to go rogue from the guild, fight to clear his name and wreak revenge on the people who set him up.

Residual Belligerence is the first book in the fast-paced military science fiction series set in the high-tech Thieves’ Guild universe of galactic war, knife-edge intrigue, alien invasion, thieves, assassins, bounty hunters and pirates.

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