centricity cycle: book 1
...Coming in 2019...
Centricity is a cyberpunk injected free-fall down an elevator shaft of espionage and corporate blood sports.
The world crumbled and buried civilization beneath its pieces.
With a persistence second only to the mighty cockroach, humanity clawed its way out of the wreckage and rebuilt in the corpses of abandoned megacities.
At the center of this rebirth is the city of Naion. But birth is a messy business and not everyone profits.
NIK AMLIN's immersion addiction cost him a nice government job and more than a few buckets of self-respect. Now he's on the ugly side of broke, scrounging for purpose as a gray-market freelancer.
When a family friend is murdered, Nik comes into an inheritance that lifts him just enough to avoid drowning, but it also draws the attention of his biggest lender, Xahm Chatani. He gives Nik an ultimatum: find a missing employee or lose body parts.
If only that were his biggest concern; turns out Nik inherited a hurricane of trouble along with the trinkets, and it’s about to make landfall.
ADELA DENALI's mentor has been accused of treason. Doesn’t matter he’s dead; as the former head of the Agency's Domestic Intelligence Directorate, Gabriel Murala amassed plenty of enemies willing to risk sphere security to tarnish his legacy. As she fights to counter the investigation and discover the true motives behind it, Adela learns that betrayal wears many masks, and one of them may be her own.
ON THE brink of mission success, Agent Tyso Rown and his team are disavowed without explanation. Their contact is murdered and the package they retrieved goes missing. Even cut loose from Agency support, it’s not in their nature to abandon a mission. Rown dives head first into a vortex of corporate kill squads to finish what he started one last time.
DISPARATE LIVES swing toward confrontation in the first installment of the Centricity Cycle.
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