Jon and Lobo are back – and enemies on all sides are out to get them.
Haunted by memories of children he could not save, Jon Moore becomes so increasingly self-destructive that even his best friend, the hyper-intelligent Predator-Class Assault Vehicle, Lobo, is worried. So when Jon receives both a job offer and a message from a woman from his distant past, he and Lobo leap at the welcome diversions.
That the job is illegal is the least of their problems. They're happy to retrieve stolen artifacts from Jon's quarantined home world, and their fee is high even for a job so highly illegal.
The forces protecting their targets are formidable, and the assault team that's chasing them is even more dangerous – but Jon and Lobo are used to that.
The scientist Jon and Lobo need for the mission has an agenda of her own, but they've faced that problem before.
This time, though, the knowledge that they and the others seek spells doom for Jon.
from planet to planet, Jon and Lobo come at last to a world so
inhospitable that its statues and monuments outnumber its living
inhabitants. Desperate and out of options, they encounter their
deadliest challenges yet and must make life-changing decisions from
which there truly is
No Going Back
Mark L. Van Name, whom John Ringo has said is "going to be the guy to beat in the race to the top of SFdom," has worked in the high-tech industry for over 30 years and today runs a technology assessment company in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina. A former Executive for Ziff Davis Media and a national technology columnist he's published over a thousand computer-related articles and multiple science fiction stories in a variety of magazines and anthologies, including the Year's Best Science Fiction. Jon & Lobo stories have appeared in a Baen anthology and Jim Baen's Universe.