Ciaphas Cain: Hero of the Imperium, by Sandy Mitchell, paperback Warhammer 40,000 omnibus
“Enjoy tall tales of adventure and derring-do in Commissar Cain’s memoirs. Tau, necrons and Chaos cultists all fall before the self-proclaimed hero of the Imperium… In the war torn future of the 41st Millennium Commissar Ciaphas Cain, hero of the Imperium, is respected by his peers and an inspiration to his men – at least that’s what the propaganda would have you believe. The reality is very different, for Ciaphas is simply looking for an easy life and a way to stay out of peril. However, fate has a habit of throwing him into the deadliest situations, and luck (mixed with self preservation) always manages to pull him through and onto the loftiest of pedestals. To survive Commissar Cain must dodge, bluff and trick his way out of trouble, even if it increases his status beyond his control!
Featuring futuristic military action, thrills and humour, Hero of the Imperium collects the novels For The Emperor, Caves of Ice and The Traitor’s Hand, plus three exclusive short stories.”