When a planet’s currency is made of calcium, a Collections Agent not only follows the money…but also the murder.
On the planet Brink, calcium is cash. The element's scarcity led the world's government to declare it the official currency. In the decades since, the governments of other colonized worlds have suppressed shipments of calcium in order to maintain favorable exchange rates, while Brink's Commerce Board has struggled to negotiate importation quotas to keep the population alive and growing.
Taryn Dare is a Collections Agent, a specialized detective tasked with finding black market calcium and recovering it, so that the Commerce Board can recycle it and distribute it as currency. Taryn is fueled by one goal: to save up enough currency units for a one-way ticket to a better world. But when a job recovering a human corpse uncovers a deadly conspiracy in the system, Taryn is drawn into an investigation that may threaten her life, and the very fabric of her society.
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About the Author
Joe Ollinger grew up in a small swamp town in Florida. After graduating from USC, he worked for several years as a reader and story analyst for Academy Award Winning Filmmaker Oliver Stone. Currently residing in Los Angeles, he was a semifinalist in the Nicholl Fellowships in screenwriting. He works as an attorney when he's not writing.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The book starts with a chase scene and barely lets up for the entire story. The writing is lean, propulsive, and action-packed in a way that clearly evokes a Hollywood feature film, for which this would be perfect (few scenes and characters would need to be trimmed down to fit a typical feature film running time). If I were to complain about anything, I'd have loved to learn more weird details about the world. So many weird cultural things (luxuries, standards of beauty, social status markers) would pop up in a world where calcium is the currency. I'll just have to wait for a sequel.