Eleanora Bryce faces prison for a crime she didn’t commit.
In the far future domed city of Dickens, no mercy is given.
So when Eleanora Bryce finds her husband dead at his own hand, she finds herself trapped between the truth and his mountain of debt. When Eleanora refuses to speak with the constable investigating the case, he suspects her of murder.
Eleanora faces prison - or worse - unless she can find a way out of Dickens. But can she bear to return to the city which ruined her husband and murdered her son?
It seems all hope is lost, until one small clue is found.
A 6,000 word short companion story to the Red Dog Conspiracy steampunk crime fiction series.
If you love sweet Regency romance or the works of Charles Dickens, you'll love Vulnerable.
Vulnerable takes place shortly before the events in The Jacq of Spades: Part 1 of the Red Dog Conspiracy. It has no spoilers for the Red Dog Conspiracy steampunk noir series and can be read at any time.
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About the Author
Patricia Loofbourrow, MD is an SFF and non-fiction writer, PC gamer, ornamental food gardener, fiber artist, and wildcrafter who loves power tools, dancing, genetics and anything to do with outer space. She was born in southern California and has lived in Chicago and Tokyo. She currently lives in Oklahoma with her husband and three grown children.