Master Detective John Simon and his android friend Lucas George are back, as the tough, streetwise fifteen year veteran of the Kansas City Police Department with a healthy disdain for the encroachment of modern technology pairs with KCPD Academy’s first android graduate. When a string of unusual burglaries leads the to a warehouse of explosives, the partners soon find themselves and their friends in mortal danger as they uncover a plot by domestic terrorist to blow up a major tourist site somewhere in the city. Meanwhile, Lucas struggles for acceptance from those frightened by his superior abilities and skills within the department.
When bodies start piling up, including two of their own, it’s a race against the clock to track down and identify the terrorists and stop them before it’s too late. With a task force that pulls in the FBI, the ATF, and other Federal agents, a massive search and investigation unfolds and his daughter Emma’s best friend’s father, a sax player, may hold the key to unraveling it all. But will he talk before it’s too late?
An exciting reader praised mix of near future science fiction and procedural thriller that captures the gritty realism of Michael Connelly’s Bosch, the humor and action of Lethal Weapon, and follows the classic science fiction tradition of Isaac Asimov’s City of Steel, The Sideman is book two in the bestselling John Simon Thrillers, from the editor of the international bestselling phenomenon The Martian by Andy Weir, and the national bestselling author of tales including official entries in The X-Files, Predator, and the Joe Ledger thrillers.
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