A detective hunting for answers. A dangerous secret hiding in the desert.
When an old friend from Little Tokyo asks for help locating his missing nephew, detective Charlie Madison takes the case. What begins as a search for a rebellious youth leads Madison out into the desert Wastes where he encounters a gang of marauders looking for an easy mark and secretive Federal agents tasked with detaining political activists. In the process, he uncovers an isolated facility and an off-the-books operation with the potential to destabilize the United World government.
Determined to find the truth before Blackshirts eliminate every shred of evidence, Madison must fight to stay alive, facing trigger-happy robots and a genetic monstrosity intent on putting him out of commission. Nothing is as it seems, and time's running out.
Charlie Madison has encountered more than his share of unusual suspects in the past. This time he's up against something the likes of which he's never seen--on or off the battlefield. Can he solve a case with so many missing pieces?
Related collections and offers
About the Author
Milo James Fowler is a teacher by day and a speculative fictioneer by night. When he's not grading papers, he's imagining what the world might be like in a dozen alternate realities. Over the past 5 years his work has appeared in more than 100 publications, including AE SciFi, Cosmos, Daily Science Fiction, Nature, Shimmer, and the Wastelands 2 anthology. Find his novels, novellas, and short stories wherever books are sold. Visit milojamesfowler.com for news and updates.