We all hide something. With enough corruption from their builders, computers will start hiding things too. Gillis, a private investigator, has immured himself in a never-ending stakeout job for a billionaire boss he’ll never see. When he intuits that his helper robot, Connie, hides even more information, he performs the world’s first interrogation of a sentient machine.
Gillis must confront the bitter cold truth: that his canny robot, his gourmand coworker, and the ancillary delegate to the boss have all hidden startling finds. A conspiracy unravels that could keep the stakeout running forever—or until the PIs go insane from never solving the case. When Gillis storms after the truth on his own, he finds a murderous game playing out on the streets he had left behind.
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About the Author
Nicholas Stillman writes dark but entertaining science fiction. His weekly short stories and collections aim for variety and novelty with fun and thought-provoking twists. They often branch into dystopia, crime, horror, medical fiction, black comedy, romance, adventure, adult, and the completely new. Some of Stillman’s themes include civilizational collapse, addictions of the future, medicine in space, dark psychology, and the terrifying fate of our healthcare. Stillman offers monthly free short stories at StillmanSciFi.com. Get yourself free, easily accessible short stories for life--the perfect way for any science fiction fan to spend time on commutes or at home.