Sometimes it's not easy being a mutant thug.
The space station Belvaille, once the center of civilization, is nearly deserted because of the new government's policies. Hank makes do by working odd jobs, but he isn't sure how long those, or the city, can last.
However, there are still some people trying to scratch out a (dis)honest living on Belvaille. Hank concocts a plan to save the city: steal from the countless transports and freighters that pass through the System.
In the meantime, Hank falls in with a tough crowd of freedom fighters who seem determined to overthrow the government. The team goes on exceedingly dangerous assignments, with Hank taking the brunt of the danger.
As if things weren't bad enough, the Navy set up residence in the System, a powerful alien dignitary is scheduled to arrive, and Hank's absurdly-competent butler states that his robotic species may declare war on Hank's home.
It's up to Hank to fix the problems, find out who is doing what and why, and to try and earn a little cash in the process.
©2016 Steven Campbell (P)2017 Steven Campbell
Yet another good book and so well read you can visualise the characters as Liam Owen says the lines.. awesome!
Delovo and Hank are just brilliant. I honestly feel sad that I will have to wait a long while for the story to continue.
"Good ole Hank!"
This series needs to be a tv show or a movie or something. It's too good to just be a book.
The newest story was just as good, just as Hank filled action and eating and misfortune as the others and still unique and original.
"It Does Not Get Better Than This Series"
Seriously "You should eat vacuum suck face!!" If you don't find this series among the best written and read books out there for any genre.
"Hard Luck Hank Continues to Deliver"
It is surprising how even after 6 books, each book is completely different from the previous ones. There are a few old characters that stick around and new ones that show up. You know you are going to get Hank being a dumb lug and brute forcing his way through the current crisis. But you know what? That's fine.
Basically if you liked the last book, you'll really like this one. Steven Campbell has clearly learned his lesson with the flop that was the third book (and lesser extent fourth book) and continues to grow the series and give us more of what we love.
I still recommend this book to about anyone that likes humor and space fiction.
I personally thought this book was better than the last! One of my favorite series.
"fun as hell"
loved the book. this guy is off the wall, or through it. voice matches characters as if born that way.
"Sit back and enjoy the ride."
Yes. The narrator is the voice of Hank. When I read the books I hear his voice. 'Chaaapter 3ee'
If you love the other books you'll love this one. We keep coming back for Hank.
"Hank is Awesome !!!!"
I loved everything !!
Everything from start to fisnish.
the whole book.
Always makes me laugh.
Everyone should listen to Hard Luck Hank !!
"Great fun, prepare to laugh."
I love Hank... In like, not that way, but like in the way a person loves a good plate of sausages, and a beer. But only really good beer.
One of the most original series I've found. I'll buy every Hank novel they make!
"Sci-Fi comedy at it's best."
I'm NOT Fat
I'm well into middle age and Campbell makes me laugh robustly every time. I don't cheer at sporting events. I don't wave my hands at church. In fact you won't typically know I'm even in the room. But Campbell makes me belly laugh just like the National Lampoon movies did back in the 70's.
Campbell is great at this genre. This isn't rocket science. Well, it has rockets and it has science - but they don't go together. And come on - it has "FARTS" right there in the title. If you can't appreciate that - this is not for you. Steer clear and go back to literature. this is meant to be light-hearted humor at it's best. Paraphrasing Hank - "Did she just call me fat with her dying breath? Who does that?"
The Hard Luck books are great! Keep them coming. The narrator fits the characters perfectly
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