They say you can’t go home again—not when chaos reigns …
A murder in a Seattle coffee house. A murder on a decaying boat dock. Samsara Byron, the security expert, insists this has nothing to do with her. She’s busy fending off an attack on the world’s cyber infrastructure—if only she could get a cell signal.
After escaping exurban life on Puget Sound a decade earlier, Sam became a rockstar among anti-hacker security programmers: appearing at BlackHat conferences in vintage t-shirts and combat boots; investigating international security conspiracies with the FBI and NSA.
Now Sam is dragged home to Limberlost Island: her brother accidentally embroiled her hippie father with gun runners; the boy next door came home as prodigal son, hiding from Eastern European gangsters; a porn farmer thinks he’s in love.
Meanwhile, the local weather guru says the Arctic cold air mass headed for the Puget Sound Conversion Zone will dump record snow. Seattle is paralyzed when it snows.
The Grrrl of Limberlost follows three voices through the frenzy and terror in their daily lives, mired in family losses and betrayals, while weaponized malware threatens to ruin Christmas. The key mystery: which of them is the unreliable narrator?
This light comedy-suspense novel longs for romance, but hardly anyone has time for it. The story does contain inexplicit sex scenes and the language you’d expect from gangsters, porn-farmers, and retro Riot Grrrls.
Annie Pearson’s Rain City Comedy of Manners series explores misadventures in contemporary Seattle among people whose work drives their hearts’ desires, often in conflict with possible love affairs. When odd things happen to quirky people, can they survive the wretched comedy of romance under grey skies?
Rain City Comedy of Manners Series:
#1 The Grrrl of Limberlost (Sam and Matt: a cyberthriller on Puget Sound)
#2 Artemis in the Desert (Eliot and Sean: a Jane Austen adventure on two wheels)
#3 Nine Volt Heart (Jason and Susi: a musical ride through Seattle’s backstreets)
Each book can be read as a standalone story, with no cliffhangers.
Later books do not reveal the stories of earlier books.
Each is a He Said/She Said story, recommended for readers 18+.
About the Author
Annie Pearson is a U.S. novelist who previously worked as a project manager for Pacific Northwest software companies. In addition to the "Rain City Comedy of Manners" series and other contemporary fiction, she also writes the Accidental Heretics medieval adventure series (as E.A. Stewart), including Bone-mend and Salt (Book 1).
She lives on Capitol Hill in Seattle and posts about reading, writing, and eclectic project planning at www.anniepearson.com.