Murder on Autarch 1
by Andrea De Magistris & Michele Perni
Frank Harden is a talented military investigator, but also a disillusioned loner and drug addict. His life is set to change when a brutal murder takes place in Sector 3 of Autarch City, the main off-world settlement of the Velera-Exi Belt – the last refuge of a dying race. Persuading Raymond Purdis, his boss and something of a father figure, to give him the job, this case inspires Frank with a new purpose in life. He starts to ask questions, but he soon discovers that the motive behind the murder is dark and mysterious. An impenetrable web of lies conceals a terrible truth. If left unsolved, this mystery might mean the end for what remains of humanity.
Murder on Autarch 1 is the first novel of a Sci-Fi dystopian series that features space exploration, murder, investigative mysteries, unexpected plot twists and a romantic anti-hero.