Angel Baker isn't your ordinary twenty-second-century gal. Just ask mom.
Instead of joining the family fortune-telling business, Angel's busy saving the world. And dating? Why bother when she's got Humphrey Bogart, her sweettalking robot.
Welcome to Chicago circa 2100. The legal system is in shambles, robots are a woman's best friend, and kung fu fighting Retribution Specialists like Angel bring justice to criminals who've slipped through the cracks.
So when dear old Mom is kidnapped, it's up to Angel to save her. But when her search leads her into a bizarre underworld where human life is measured in dollars, she'll be put to the ultimate test--forced to use her hidden psychic powers and rely on the help of a stubborn detective who has her reconsidering falling for a living, breathing man.
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By the twenty-second century laws have made criminal activity relatively profitable except for dealing with Certified Retribution Specialists. These experts are hired by victims or their families to bring justice to criminals. One of the best CRS in Chicago is Angel Baker......................... However, Angel¿s latest assignment finds she is her own client when kidnappers abduct her zany sixty year old estranged mom Lola who is always in trouble for her fortune telling scams. Angel begins making inquiries that brings her into the middle of inquiries being made by Detective Riccuccio Marco into mob activities. As she wonders whether she should team up with the law enforcement hunk, even more pressing on her heart and mind is whether she should go organic and toss out her Humphrey Bogart robot......................... This satirical futuristic romantic mystery (in some ways mindful of Cherry 3000) is an enjoyable tale that hooks readers from the moment Lola tells her daughter that she is in trouble and never lets up its bite until the final confrontation to free her. The story line takes no prisoners as it humorously assaults some of our modern day truisms by extending them to the extreme before nuking them as bogus. Angel is a terrific heroine while her counterpart (the organic one not the robotic one) is her perfect partner in the war on crime in the early twenty-second century............................ Harriet Klausner