He spent the next ten years restoring his family name and fortune, while working as a consulting detective in London. He didn’t think of them again.
Until his wife Aldora booked them a holiday in the American Southwest, to the small Arizona town he’d forgotten. To the territory of Robert Koning, a brutal thug once promised a young woman’s hand, a murderous bastard left at the altar when Sarah ran off with a Zuni mechanic, leaving a theft and a murder in their wake.
Aldora had intended to force reconciliation with his sisters. Instead Alton finds himself forced to hunt down his missing sister for the man she left behind. Can he save Sarah from the monster that pursues her, or will all of the Bartlebys end up in unmarked graves in the desert?
About the author
MICHAEL COORLIM went from being homeless to being a full-time science fiction author writing strange stories for stranger people. He's written both the extensive steampunk Galvanic Century series, and the near-future technothriller series Shadow Decade.
In his spare time he produces audio drama serials for Burning Brigid Media's podcast Synesthesia Theatre, and develops role-playing supplements for Taoscordian Games.