Nothing is quite what it seems in this realm. Partners cross each other. Late-night visitors appear from nowhere. Lakes, forests, and caves harbor secrets best not revealed. And every day, curious encounters change lives. This eclectic gathering of thirty-one short tales, including award-winning flash fiction and longer stories, will chill you, get you thinking, and …
Four years ago, Detective Lieutenant Rick Peller’s wife Sandra died on a country road. The driver who rammed her car vanished without a trace, leaving police stunned and baffled. Now a bungled robbery raises new questions. As his colleagues investigate, Peller’s memories awaken, and he discovers that he and Sandra still have a long road to travel.
The strange note was just the beginning. Soon Howard County, Maryland Detective Lieutenant Rick Peller is pursuing a killer basing murders on the Fibonacci series, a mathematical sequence in which each number is the sum of the preceding two. And all Peller knows for sure is that the series never ends.
Roberto Maccarone has brought grand opera to the solar system’s fringe, where there isn’t enough culture to fill a petri dish. But soon he’s up to his eyebrows in corporate greed, rebellious miners, bloodthirsty mercenaries, outrageous lies, intense loathing, inane conversations, and more unintended consequences than you can shake a baton at.