My name is Caelin Morrow, and I run the internal affairs bureau for the entire Commonwealth Rim Sector. It means I hunt down corrupt federal officials of all stripes — police, military, political or bureaucratic — in the most fractious and nowadays most dangerous part of human space.
I also examine the private and professional lives of Constabulary officials destined for senior positions, to make sure they're not hiding a habit of taking bribes, abusing their powers, or worse. Assistant Commissioner Elden Braband, newly appointed as chief of police on Mission Colony, is one of the latter, and I had declared him squeaky clean. When the colony's governor complains about Braband a few months after his arrival, Deputy Chief Constable Maras, who commands the Rim Sector Constabulary Group, smells a rat. She asks me to investigate because honest cops don't go bad within a few months.
But hours after my team and I land on Mission Colony, a senior official is found dead in her office, leaving Assistant Commissioner Braband in a bind. The subsequent investigation will propel us into the heart of colonial darkness where corruption, organized crime, and corporate malfeasance combine in a deadly brew.
Wow! You really write intriguing stories
A Colonial Murder is one of those rare books which drag you, the reader, ever deeper into the believable storyline, you find you do not want to put it down! Eric is a fascinating storyteller whose tale is thoroughly entertaining, yet spurs your mind into thinking creatively through the discovery process together with Morrow and her two sidekicks in uncovering corruption in high places of government and law enforcement.
Bravo, Eric, Bravo!!