A Death of Honor

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A Death of Honor
First edition
Author Joe Clifford Faust
Cover artist David B. Mattingly
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction
Publisher Del Rey Books
Publication date
Feb 1987
Media type Print (Paperback & Ebook)
Pages 326
ISBN 0-345-34026-4

A Death of Honor is a science fiction mystery novel by American author Joe Clifford Faust. It was published in 1987 by Del Rey Books.[1]

Plot summary[edit]

The novel is set in a crumbling 21st-century America. D. A. Payne, a bioengineer, is the prime suspect when a dead woman turns up in his apartment. He takes on the task of clearing himself but what he uncovers changes his life.


According to the author, A Death of Honor was originally envisioned as a collaboration between various authors. Having written the first chapter while working on his novel Desperate Measures, Faust decided to finish the book himself when the collaboration stalled.[2] It was his first novel to be published.