Nothing gets in the way of a hangover like being reactivated by your old C.O. and told to track down an alien-killing machine. The same kind of killing machine that wiped out my entire squad. And now it's in my hometown. My name is Jakob Douglas, ex-special forces. I fought Them. Just like we've all been doing for 60 bloody years. But I thought my part in that was done with. My boss has other ideas. If I didn't find the infiltrator then he'd let the Grey Lady loose on me. And believe me; even They've got nothing on her. So I took the job. It went to shit even faster than normal. And now I'm on the run with this teenage hacker who's had enough of prostitution. The only people I can rely on want to turn the internet into God....And I still can't get far enough away from the Grey Lady. All things considered I'd rather be back at home deep in a whiskey bottle.' VETERAN is a fast-paced, intricately plotted, violent SF thriller set in a dark future and the backdrop of a seemingly never ending war against an unknowable and implacable alien enemy.