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So... I lied. I cheated. I bribed men to cover the crimes of other men. I am an accessory to murder. But the most damning thing of all... I think I can live with it. And if I had to do it all over again - I would. Garak was right about one thing: a guilty conscience is a small price to pay for the safety of the Alpha Quadrant. So I will learn to live with it... Because I can live with it... I can live with it... Computer - erase that entire personal log.

—Captain Sisko
(Avery Brooks)
[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine]
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Schlock Mercenary 8: The Sharp End of the Stick

(2012)
Author: Howard Tayler
Illustrator(s): Travis Walton
Howard Tayler
Publisher: The Tayler Corporation
Pages: 128
Personal Rating: 8/10
Amazon: 4.5/5
Goodreads: 4.5/5
Bindings:Paper Back
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Classifications:Comedy
Comic
SciFi
Action
Synopsis:
Commander Kevyn Andreysn has gone primitive, along with Elf, Brad, Nick, Pronto, and Schlock, but Kevyn is missing some memories. "What you don't know can't hurt you" doesn't hold true here, because what Kevyn doesn't know has already killed him at least once, and it's about to happen again..."
Reaction:
This one plays with the flash forward quite heavily. It can be uncomfortable until you figure out how they'd all gotten to where they are at the beginning of the story, but it certainly keeps you wondering.
Trivia:
This one has a personalized illustration of loincloth Nick in the back of the book by Howard Tayler.
Ends with bonus story "Schlock Mercenary: Coda in the Corona".
The introduction to this book was written by David Brin.
Contains strips spanning July 24 2005 through August 16 2006.