A lost colony planet, a perplexing murder, and a dogged homicide cop in this Audible Original story from best-selling author Larry Correia.
When the biggest colony ship in human history was sent to settle a paradise world, an accident hurtled it deep into uncharted space. A thousand light years from Earth, with no way home and no way to call for help, the colonists’ only hope for survival was the one barely habitable planet in range, a nightmare world they named Croatoan. Landing on the only five mountain peaks tall enough to rise above the lethal acid clouds, the settlers carved a civilization from the rock.
A hundred years later, Five Points has grown into a city of corruption and violence. With powerful corporations ruling the surface domes and criminal syndicates running the caverns below, murder is just the cost of doing business.
So when a Special Magistrate is found dissolving in a protein vat, it barely registers – until DCI Lutero Cade, the last honest cop in Five Points, catches the case. What he finds could threaten the colony’s very existence.
Or, at the very least, Cade himself.
FAQ – it’s an Audible Exclusive, meaning audio only for a year but then after that I can put it in print.
I know who the narrator is, but I don’t think I can announce that for sure, but it’s one of my regulars.
It’s novella length.
It is set in the same universe as Gun Runner (same as a Tank Called Bob, so this has become my go to setting for scifi stories!), but these events are completely unrelated to what happens in Gun Runner.
I had a ton of fun with this one. Gritty Cop Shows are one of my favorite genres, but not something I normally work in. But sci-fi it up, and I’m all in! I really hope you guys enjoy this because I would love to do more with this one. Five Points/Croatoan is a cool setting.