No single word sends more fear into the hearts of law enforcement and government organizations than to learn a device may be in play in a terrorist situation.
Detective Rick RJ Dowland is handling his beat for the FBI inside The City, an immersed virtual reality game based on
1930s gangster films. He is searching for Gwen Talbot, The Raven, an escaped serial killer who murdered long-term players for their money and to punish them as revenge for her dead brother. While on her trail, RJ hears about a man who may be planning to unleash a device upon an unsuspecting population in the real world. He manages to get close, but the man disappears from the game, brutally resetting a female player on his way out, an occurrence that has been happening across several games. With the safety of real people at stake, the detective leaves The City to join the hunt with other FBI agents.
Now RJ is chasing rumors of the device in the space opera game, Gemini Divided, flying around in beat up spaceships with smugglers, firing blasters, and landing in the middle of a civil war in a faraway galaxy. He might find the missing man and the device if he can help the rebellion win, but the more he learns about what is going on inside the game, the more he realizes the disappearing players may be the key to the mystery.
Enter the exciting virtual reality worlds of RJ Dowland as he solves murders, thwarts terrorists, and hunts the elusive serial killer, The Raven. If you like your detective stories mixed with a little noir and space opera, then The Dowland Cases are waiting for you.
Kirk Dougal was born with a book in one hand and a bat or ball in the other. He is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author of science fiction, fantasy, and thrillers. To learn more about Kirk, read about upcoming appearances, new releases, or more information, please visit www.kirkdougal.com.