“A richly realized near-future noir tale . . . a potent cocktail of genre homage: equal parts bodies murdered and missing, corporate intrigue and synth-drug addiction, and finished with a dash of aliens and interstellar politics, and a twist of corruption.”
—Stephen Susco, writer of The Grudge and Flatliners
"A tempting glimpse at the mysterious, dark underbelly of a human and alien conspiracy. A dangerous and compelling story."
—Fran Wilde, author of Updraft
"Delightful short story/novelette, a prequel to Swenson's The Ultra Thin Man I love the futuristic noir tone, dashes of humor, good mystery (with aliens!) Fun, quick read."
—Louise Marley, author of The Child Goddess