Nerve Zero: A Novel of the Log of the Hand of Tyr

Phase 5 Publishing, LLC
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Justin Robinson’s engrossing noir novel of an occupied, zero gravity, artificial world. Crime, mystery, cults, secret police, assassins, betrayal and a chase through the atmosphere of a gas giant - this book has it all!

Idriel Ramirez has returned home, haunted by the shame of being a conscripted pilot for the New Terran Empire.

Haunted by the shame that he's felt the sky.

Once respected as a nerve, now he's just pressed. Few in Hinden, clouded jewel of a fallen empire, will even look him in the eye.

Drawn into crime and mystery by Ausiel Montoya, an old itch, Ramirez tells himself he's floating through Hinden's steel nest of assassins, pscyhos and cultists because of what the money she promised can buy him - years off his indenture.

But as he delves deeper into the heart of his wretched homeworld he finds the secret she's carrying is as big as the secret at core of Hinden.

And just as dangerous.

Classification: Science Fiction

Appropriate for adults: Variant violence, Death, Infrequent cursing, Non-graphic deviant sexual situations

Elements: Human Derivative 13, Another World 101, Noir 0
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About the author

Much like film noir, Justin Robinson was born and raised in Los Angeles. He splits his time between editing comic books, writing prose and wondering what that disgusting smell is. Degrees in Anthropology and History prepared him for unemployment, but an obsession with horror fiction and a laundry list of phobias provided a more attractive option.

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Publisher
Phase 5 Publishing, LLC
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Published on
Nov 10, 2012
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Pages
279
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ISBN
9780983579533
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
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This content is DRM free.
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