by Warwick Eden
Meet Jessie Coben, your typical cyborg — brassy on the outside, sensitive on the inside, 91.77% machine, but ‘all man’ (so he says).
Ex-army, he gets by as a trade consultant (aka glorified delivery guy) and occasional smuggler whilst evading a government hell-bent on recalling the 91.77% of him for salvage.
Oh, and he’s divorced. (But still trying to be free of his bloodsucking ex).
So, when the mysterious Captain Malika comes along with an offer he cannot refuse — an offer that will allow him to buy out his ex and start a new life — Jessie takes it. Get her and her ship to planet Jhapa unnoticed and the life-changing payout is his. The stuff of dreams.
But dreams, as they say, are an illusion and this dream is about to turn into a nightmare he never bargained for.
Category: Science Fiction – Adventure
by Warwick Eden
Killswitch, the science fiction adventures of Jessie, the Harry-Dresden-meets-Murderbot cyborg, his uploaded dog, and their AI-run colonial outpost in the Red Realms galaxy continues…
Jessie and Mace make a deal with DeXA to find Captain Malika but when Jessie travels to the wild and wayward Pachinko City in search of her, he is pulled into its frivolous world of influencers, social media and the power of ratings.
The influencer industry, as everyone knows, is a cut-throat business. And in the lawless asteroid city of Pachinko, bodies are dropping like flies. Yet no one seems bothered… until one too many influencers die and Jessie becomes a prime suspect.
Will Jessie uncover the killer’s identity and clear his name? Can he rescue Malika before others find out who and indeed what she is? And as the plot thickens and the stakes grow ever higher, can DeXA be trusted?