Minority Report meets Ready Player One as a new investigator hunts down a dangerous criminal capable of high-jacking and controlling cybernetic implants.
When your new employer tasks you with investigating the first successful mass shooting in twelve years, it’s understandable to be nervous.
Fortunately, detective-in-training Cowan Soto has a Personal Brain Assistant—a cybernetic implant—that allows him to firewall pesky emotions like worry and guilt and redact memories of bullet-riddled corpses.
Unfortunately, Cowan soon learns it was his suspect’s PBA which allowed a ruthless hacker to puppet her into a shooting rampage.
Aided by a veteran investigator, a brilliant CFO, a nihilistic cybercriminal, and the best waifu madam in Kearny Mesa, Cowan must wade through a gauntlet of homicidal professional gamers, the Russian mafia, and the board of OneWorld to bring this ruthless puppetmaster to justice.
All the while, the brand new detective is concealing the fact that he’s the exact type of criminal OneWorld has hired him to arrest: a loose circuit—a human unbound by behavioral modification protocols.
Grab your copy today and experience this breakneck technothriller from USA Today bestselling author Rhett C. Bruno and T. E. Bakutis. It’s perfect for fans of Douglas E Richards, Richard K. Morgan, and William Gibson.
Full of action, mystery, and loads of cybernetic future-tech, Mind Burn explores the very question of what it means to be free.
Drafted into a private army, he must fight monsters … or be hunted as one.
A century after the Break destroyed much of the world, the wealthy island nation of Dios stands alone as a paradise for those than remain… so long as they aren’t poor and homeless.
For street orphan Grant Riven, life is a series of kicks to the face. Until exposure to a powerful mutating agent gives him super strength, passive-regeneration, and the ability to use powerful weapons.
The downside? Lots of other people have mutated as well, except they’re insane and want to eat everyone.
After he’s recruited by Cloud Nine Engineering, the most powerful corporation in Dios, Grant is labeled “Hallowed”–the fancy name for his new mutation–and drafted into a war against the Mutes, the cannibalistic mutants overrunning Dios.
The deal is simple. In exchange for risking his life to fight monsters, Cloud Nine will provide him with the cure that keeps him from becoming a monster himself.
The war with the Mutes might be over, but the war to protect Dios has just begun.
After Grant Riven and his fellow Hallowed saved Dios from the Mute threat, Grant retired with more money that he could possibly spend. He never planned to go to war again … until he learned Cloud Nine Engineering was still mutating innocent people in hopes of creating more like him.
Taking down a huge corporation that controls every lever of power in Dios seems impossible, yet with his allies determined to try, Grant has no choice but to do all he can to keep them safe … even if he believes they’ve lost the war before it starts.
Yet just when Grant’s private war against Cloud Nine seems hopeless, new allies and a new Mute threat once again upend the balance of power in Dios. Forced to work with old enemies and facing new threats, Grant’s latest war has murky goals and unclear enemies, but one thing remains absolutely clear…
Unless he finds a way to bring Cloud Nine down, his city and everyone he cares about is doomed.
To save his city and his friends, he’ll need to ally with his old enemies…
Grant Riven’s life was so much easier when all he had to do was kill Mutes and get paid. While the Hallowed War didn’t kill him, the scrappy resistance he waged against Cloud Nine afterward almost did.
Now one good friend is in the hands of his enemies and the rest are all in mortal danger. With the full might of Cloud Nine Engineering aimed squarely at those he cares about, Grant’s only choice may be to place his trust in the very monsters he once swore to destroy … the Mutes and their new queen.
If he succeeds, he’ll be branded a hero. And if he fails, he’ll go down as the man who destroyed Dios…
“You’re sure that thing isn’t going to explode?”
For Hayden Cross, a military investigator in the far future, whether his wife faked her death is the question that is probably going to get him killed. Having lost the only job that kept him sane, he has few resources and fewer leads. Oh, and a sadistic crime lord really wants to kill him.
As he fights through an underworld of fanatical rebels, callous bounty hunters, and corrupt cops, each step takes him closer to the truth about his wife’s fate and the oppressive government he once loyally served. On the way he may even liberate a planet and stop a war … but only if he betrays everyone he loves.
Cover art by Shen Fei (https://www.deviantart.com/shenfeic)
“I just saved your life, cowboy. You owe me.”
As a feared and respected bounty hunter, Mackenzie Flores enjoys the finer things in life: a dependable rifle, a clean glass of dirty whisky, and a reputation that leaves her flush with contracts and the freedom to pick and choose her jobs. At least until the Supremacy blows up everything she owns and takes her girlfriend away.
To rescue the woman she loves, all Mackenzie has to do is take down three crime lords, one planet of super soldiers, and a human trafficking base on the moon. Fortunately, she has powered armor and smart bullets. Unfortunately, they’ve all gone missing.
Cover art by Shen Fei (https://www.deviantart.com/shenfeic)
“I’m also extremely talented in bed.”
Five years ago, Jan Sabato’s partner sold him out and sent him to an orbital prison. Now the wealthy senator who purchased Jan’s freedom has demanded Jan hunt down his old partner and retrieve the disc she stole, which would be fine – if the senator hadn’t also injected Jan with torture nanos.
Back on his home planet, Jan must reunite his scattered smuggling crew, dodge the local authorities, shoot his way through a bunch of space racists, not get killed by the local crime boss, and track down the partner who betrayed him, all before the nano-machines buried in his bones burn him alive. He might even save some people along the way … but probably by accident.