David Gunn burst onto the sci-fi action scene with his first novel released last year: Death's Head.
It's pure sci-fi action/adventure pulp.
Sven is a soldier in some future universe. He's big, mean and lethal. The classic cynical, antihero. With a cybernetic left arm, superhuman healing powers and a penchance for killing anyone and anything he isn't sure about. And that's before he ingests an alien symbiotic life form, that attaches itself to the inside of his throat. Death's Head is filled to the brim with gore, violence, sex and dirty, low down hand to hand combat, warfare and battle scenes. Monsters, aliens, spaceships, computerised smart guns, the lot. I loved it! Check the customer reviews at Amazon. Most people who enjoy a hardcore, fast paced tale of sci-fi action are in agreement with me.
I've also read the second novel in the trilogy: Maximum Offensive. I found it slow and oddly plotted and couldn't follow the story hardly at all. I'm afraid I cannot recommend book two. But book one can be read as a stand alone novel, so it doesn't matter.
Death's Head is written in first person, present tense, and works well for this kind of story.