Halo: Mortal Dictata
|Halo: Mortal Dictata|
Print (paperback, hardcover); audiobook
 Official summary
|“|| Wars end. But hatred, guilt, and devotion can endure beyond the grave.
With the Covenant War over, the Office of Naval Intelligence faces old grievances rising again to threaten Earth. The angry, bitter colonies, still with scores to settle from the insurrection put on hold for thirty years, now want justice — and so does a man whose life was torn apart by ONI when his daughter was abducted for the SPARTAN-II program. Black ops squad Kilo-Five find their loyalties tested beyond breaking point when the father of their Spartan comrade, still searching for the truth about her disappearance, prepares to glass Earth’s cities to get an answer. How far will Kilo-Five go to stop him? And will he be able to live with the truth when he finds it? The painful answer lies with a man long dead, and a conscience that still survives in the most unlikely, undiscovered place.
Note: all subjects are listed tentatively based on their appearance in the prologue alone. As such, the nature of the listed appearances does not reflect the complete novel.
- Edvin Sentzke (First appearance)
- Hedda Sentzke (First appearance)
- Kerstin Sentzke (First mentioned)
- Laura Sentzke (First mentioned)
- Naomi-010 (Mentioned only)
- Peter Moritz (First mentioned)
- Staffan Sentzke
- Sav Fel (Mentioned only)
- The name of the novel is a reference to the UN Colonial Mortal Dictata, a piece of legislation associated with the ethics of medical science. Dr. Catherine Halsey broke the Dictata on several occasions, namely when flash cloning a functioning human brain.
- An online excerpt consisting of the novel's prologue was released at Tor.com on July 17, 2013.
- ^ a b Amazon - Halo: Mortal Dictata
- ^ Tor.com: The Halo Kilo-Five Trilogy Will Conclude This January
- ^ a b Tor.com: Halo: Mortal Dictata (Excerpt)
- ^ Dr. Halsey's personal journal, May 21, 2549