Metropolis wasn't a bad place, but it wasn't a good one either.
THESE MEAN STREETS, DARKLY is the prequel to the cyberpunk, detective series, LIQUID COOL.
It's a world of colossal skyscrapers. Hovercars fly above in the dark, rainy skies and gray people walk below on the grimy, hard streets in the "Neon Jungle." Uber-governments and megacorporations fight for control of the super-city, but so does crime.
An average woman, Carol—hardworking and decent in every way— loses her daughter to the psycho Red Rabbit. Can Police Central find the girl in time—alive? And is it really a random, senseless kidnapping in the fifty-million-plus supercity?
There are a million victims and perpetrators in this High-Tech, Low-Life World. This is one of those stories…before we meet our private eye (and unlikely hero), Cruz, in the debut novel, Liquid Cool.
These Mean Streets, Darkly: A Liquid Cool Prequel (Short Story)