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Delve back in to grimy underbelly of the sprawling city of Varangantua in this great Warhammer 40,000 crime anthology.

In the sprawling hive city of Varangantua, crime lords and gangers, law enforcers and vigilantes live cheek-by-jowl – killers and thieves from all echelons of society doing what they can to survive.

In ‘Once a Killer’ by Mitchel Scanlon, Sanctioner Kirian Malenko goes after a former pit fighter on a killing spree, but knows more about the killer than he cares to admit. ‘Chains’ by Jonathan D. Beer sees a cartel and a gang lord go head to head for the release of a valuable prisoner, and in ‘Slate Run’ by Mike Brooks, a bodyguard gets more than she bargained for when she is hired for a gilded function…

These collected tales of murder, betrayal and corruption feature stories from Nick Kyme, Denny Flowers, Jude Reid, and lots more besides.

Welcome to Varangantua – watch your back.


Chains (Short story) by Jonathan D Beer

Slate Run (Short story) by Mike Brooks

No City for Heroes (Short story) by Victoria Hayward

Clear as Glass (Short story) by Denny Flowers

Skeletons (Short story) by Nick Kyme

Once a Killer, Always a Killer (Short story) by Mitchel Scanlon

Grit in the Wheels (Short story) by Gareth Hanrahan

Habeas Corpus (Short story) by Jude Reid

About The Author

Mike Brooks is a science fiction and fantasy author who lives in Nottingham, UK. His work for Black Library includes the Horus Heresy Primarchs novel Alpharius: Head of the Hydra, the Warhammer 40,000 novels Rites of Passage, Warboss and Brutal Kunnin, the Necromunda novel Road to Redemption and the novellas Wanted: Dead and Da Gobbo’s Revenge. When not writing, he plays guitar and sings in a punk band, and DJs wherever anyone will tolerate him.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Games Workshop (October 26, 2023)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781804073278

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