A cunning rival determined to ruin Hal's business, a trainee Peace officer facing a dangerous investigation and a planet with more bugs than a new operating system ... When Hal and Clunk set out to make a fresh start, this wasn't exactly what they had in mind.
Now Hal must choose: take on the rival to save his own business, or help the trainee with her first - and possibly last - investigation?
Whatever he decides, it's No Free Lunch for Hal Spacejock!
90,000 words (380 paperback pages). Uses British spelling.
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Winner, Western Australian Science Fiction Foundation Award, 2008
One of five finalists in the 2008 Aurealis Awards (Australia's Premier Speculative Fiction award)
One of six finalists in the 2008 Ditmar Awards (Australia)
Get another helping of misadventures with Hal Spacejock and Clunk! Hal and his sidekick are looking for a job to earn some cash to settle their bills, and they find just the thing on Planet Dismolle. And when Hal ducks out for a quick coffee date with an attractive young woman, he thinks his luck has finally changed. Yeah, right! Under the crust of Planet D swarms a danger guaranteed to bug you! The Hal Spacejock series is building a dedicated readership in Australia, as more and more readers discover these hilarious, action-packed adventures.