This boxed set contains the complete Rich Weed science-fiction private eye series, collected together for the first time in one low-priced volume. For fans of Douglas Adams and Harry Harrison.
THE TAU CETI TRANSMUTATION (Rich Weed #1): For private eye Rich Weed, the smart thing to do would've been to say no. No to the heart-stoppingly beautiful woman who sauntered through the front door. No to the case that smelled fishier than a Venusian squid farm. No to the thief who left behind more than he made off with. But no one's ever accused Rich of taking the easy path in life--or the smart one.
Now Rich is stuck in the thick of it, bouncing between clues as he tries to unravel a bizarre case of religious brainwashing--one that leads him from the mandibles of waffle-loving aliens to the unwashed hands of half-baked hippies and back. As the mystery thickens, only one thing is clear: as lovely as the client was, he really should've told her no.
DEEP SPACE DRAGNET (Rich Weed #2): In space, no one can hear you scream--but that won't stop private eye Rich Weed from shrieking like a little girl.
He probably should've stayed gravity bound at home, but when a representative from transport titan InterSTELLA offers a chance at a wily gang of space pirates, how could Rich say no? Of course, the rep didn't mention Rich would have to join forces with a malcontent bounty hunter and a cow-like alien physicist with a limited grasp of the English language.
Now the bounty hunter's flying off the rails, the alien looks like a fraud, and everything about the case smells suspect. To make matters worse, the pirates are out for revenge--and they're coming for Rich.
BRAIN GAMES (Rich Weed #3): When games are this lifelike, who needs reality? It's a question Tau Ceti private eye Rich Weed has never wrestled with. He prefers his handshakes firm and his women fleshy, not pixilated. But when a missing persons case takes an unexpected turn, Rich is forced to dive into the digital world of fully immersive Brain games--and fend for his life therein.
Luckily, the games aren't real, but the nefarious scheme he finds himself mired in upon logging out certainly is. With a fellow detective at his side, Rich must untangle the threads of a twisted conspiracy in pursuit of an interplanetary con artist, all while putting his neck squarely on the line. The difference is, in the real world--there are no respawns.