After catching an art thief in rural Canada, Quirk takes a case locally, a simple action with consequences that could shatter the government of the North American Federation. Dark forces release genetic experiments from a northern research facility in a bid to keep the president in power. Quirk’s client is murdered and he is accused. Escaping to the north, Quirk, Moth and Eighty team up with a duo striving to contain environmental disaster. Pursued by the law, targeted by corporate assassins, Quirk must confront the past he thought he’d escaped.
Quirk is a well-dressed mess of a detective with the wrong client at the wrong time. Moth is a smart-mouthed convent orphan, made in Milan, 2099. Thrown together by a mafia murder, these reluctant companions must prevent a terra-former’s revenge on the lunar colony that experimented on him, without strangling each other in the process. The Mandroid Murder is a near-future SF story of found family, android head-hopping, a foul-mouthed daughter of the mob, and a detective way, way over his baggage allowance.
Cassie’s lover has been ripped from her life. Can she survive long enough to expose a corrupt terraforming corporation, and exonerate Karla? Perhaps, with the aid of Quinton Kirby. But is Karla all that she seemed, will C Corp cut them down in their tracks or will the Isle of Skye swallow Cassie and Quirk whole?