WHY HAS JOHN CHRISTIAN FALKENBERG
THROWN MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ON DOZENS
OF PLANETS INTO TURMOIL
Because he's given up the brilliant military career he's known since age fifteen to fight on his own.
Because he's a legend to the Earth-bound, a mastermind to his soldiers, an enigma to the politicians who buy his services.
But mostly because he's John Christian Falkenberg.
"THE MERCENARY is more than a good science-fiction adventure yarn.... It's both refreshing and thought-provoking."—Poul Anderson
"A rousing adventure, yet with something to say about the old-fashioned virtues — courage and honor - in the far future"—Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine
"A classic of its kind, and a must for sheer enjoyment" —T. R. Fehrenbach, author of This Kind of War