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Kat and Mouse, Guns for Hire

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  15 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
2042. Bay City, California Free State. Kat and Mouse are ronin--street mercenaries--who like cake runs. Simple jobs with quick and large payouts. That's what these were supposed to be. Cake runs. But when the Duo sign on, they suddenly find themselves targeted by a biker gang, a team of corporate commandos, a cybernetically-enhanced special ops agent, a stalker, a band of ...more
Paperback, 316 pages
Published April 15th 2011 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published April 12th 2011)
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Frida Fantastic (book blogger)
Kat is the dark-haired Amazon in black biker leathers with a pair of .45-caliber hand cannons named Bonnie and Clyde. Her partner, Mouse, is the dame in the trenchcoat wielding the Japanese short swords. This book features 14 episodes of their pulp action adventures from the Kat and Mouse webserial.

The writing style is fast, fun, and minimalist with a hardboiled aesthetic. It’s a thrill ride as the sassy duo shoot and slice their way through mooks in Bay City. The fight scenes are fantastic; Sen
Apr 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kat and Mouse, Guns for Hire is a collection of fast paced hard boiled stories in a cyberpunk setting. It focuses on a pair of street mercenaries (also referred to as ronin) who take delivery and escort jobs through areas wiser, or at least less dangerous, people avoid. Kat's a self labeled Amazon and firearms expert; her partner Mouse a small woman who specializes in "all things pointy." The stories are related via Kat in first person narrative.

Guns for Hire a collection of the "first season"
Apr 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Fast-paced, spare cyberpunk tale of two ronin-for-hire, Kat and Mouse. They aren't as cutesy as the names suggest. In fact, they'll competently beat you with your own weapon and wisecrack while doing it. In other words, my kind of ladies. =D

Guns for Hire is a full season of a formerly-serial story, so it's told in bite-sized segments. While I love the book - the cover is gorgeous in person - I actually recommend purchasing the electronic version if you're a commuter (!not driving yourself!) or s
Mar 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you enjoy female superheroes and action heroines like I do, then Kat and Mouse: Guns for Hire fits the bill. The two female leads are likable, the action is well-executed and the first season in the book shows a lot of potential for the series even though the series does hit a few snags.

Set in 2042 in Bay City, California, the series focuses on Kat and Mouse, two female ronin (Basically street mercenaries) who do jobs for some of the higher-ups in the city, from crime bosses to corporate exec
Aug 12, 2014 rated it liked it
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Tons of action and a solid near-future cyberpunkish tone set the stage for this book. Well, more like a collection of short stories, detailing the lives of Kat and Mouse, two Ronin who solve problems with cleverness and violence for the right price.

There is a LOT of action in this book - there's sometimes so much going on it feels like you just started one of the stories and you're already reaching the end. I do think I would have liked some more slow moments myself, just to explore the charact
Jun 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
Kat and Mouse: Guns for Hire by Abner Senires is an easy, exciting read. The writing is crisp and the action is almost constant. This being a collection of the first "season" of the hit online series, each chapter can be viewed as an independent short story, however there are several main plot arcs that surface along the way. The characters are drawn well and Senires does a great job adding just enough "bwa-ha-ha" to the "bang-pow." Highly recommended for anyone looking to lose themselves in a f ...more
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May 05, 2011 rated it liked it
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Kat and Mouse: Guns for Hire has been the hardest book for me to review so far. It really has a lot going for it, but despite how much I wanted to get into it, reading it was a chore for me.

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Jun 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Super fun read. Fast paced but still has great characters. Totally loved it.
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Fed on a steady diet of SF/Fantasy novels, genre movies and television, videogames, comic books, Saturday morning cartoons, anime and manga, and role-playing games,  the man who would be king   Abner Senires eventually grew up into a wombat  a tea cosy  a strange little brown man.

He has now waged war on has laid siege to laid an egg writes SF/F pulp adventure (and sometimes ventures into regular s