Burton, MI; Subterranean Press; 2002. 1st edition hardcover. Aztechs is a brand-new novella by the acclaimed author of Life During Wartime, The Golden, and some of the best science fiction published in the last two decades. AZTECH, a mysterious high-tech firm rumored to be run by a renegade U.S. military AI named Montezuma, hires Eddie Poe and his staff to provide security for a meeting between their representative Z2 and the Carbonell cartel. When the meeting goes sour and Z2 is badly wounded, one of Eddie's men lobs a pocket nuke to cover their escape, and Eddie realizes he's no longer in control - his men intend to use Z2 to break into the AZTECH compound and take out Montezuma and his followers. Eddie and his TV journalist girlfriend are caught in the middle. Nice J.K.Potter dj. Limited to 500 SIGNED/NUMBERED copies. Fine in fine dj. OUT OF PRINT ON PUBLICATION.