An honest cop impaled through the chest. A detective fighting his way to the truth.
Private eye Charlie Madison saw his share of murder and mayhem during the war. But he's never seen anything like this on home soil. The culprit can't be human. A mandroid, then? Cyborg?
Madison's investigation takes him deep into the underground world of extreme fighting -- duels to the death, showcased beneath the city's biggest casino. Along the way, he discovers a new steroid quietly coming out of Little Tokyo. If rumors are true, it can turn a man into a killing machine.
Before vengeful police can find and execute the murderer, another officer is found slain. With rogue yakuza, the Russian mob, and Federal agents in the mix, Madison must put the pieces of this violent mystery together before the city loses another good cop.
Problem is, the killer may be one of his own clients.
Novella - Crime Noir / Science Fiction
Sequel to Doppelgänger's Curse
Precursor to Girl of Great Price, Immaterial Evidence, Yakuza Territory, and Chimera Effect