1. Raymond Benson returns with Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

    By Devin Zydel on 2009-11-25
    Raymond Benson

    Raymond Benson

    The second book in Raymond Benson’s Metal Gear Solid series, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, is now available in both the UK and US.

    Published in paperback by Del Ray stateside and Orbit in the UK, the book retails for $14.00 and £7.99, respectively.

    Benson’s first book based on the popular video game series was released in mid-2008.

    The blurb for follows below:


    In a torrential downpour, former FOXHOUND agent Solid Snake stands on the George Washington Bridge–ready to launch himself onto the deck of the U.S.S. Discovery as it passes below. Inside Discovery is a new generation of Metal Gear. But in the next hour, Snake’s world explodes.

    Two years later, a young, unproven agent code-named Raiden must penetrate the mystery of what went so insanely wrong that night.

    In a labyrinthine superstructure in New York Harbor known as the Big Shell, enemies, allies, secret agents, and double-dealers converge: Russian commandos, a cyber Vamp, a long-legged, leather-clad, rifle-bearing beauty named Fortune, a deformed, finely manicured bomber called Fatman, and a mysterious Mister X. Somewhere in the maze, as well, is the president himself–his biometrics coded to a bomb that can take out Manhattan, his loyalties unknown. Now the rookie Raiden is fighting his way to one discovery after another, including the rebirth of Solid Snake himself and a nightmare organization with a history, a plan, and a terrifying superweapon hidden in plain sight.

    James Bond fans best know Benson as the author of six Bond continuation novels, three short stories and the film novelizations for Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day. Click here for’s four-part interview with Raymond Benson.