Chemical Burn, a Mystery finalist in the 2011 RMFW Colorado Gold writing contest, has been given some serious upgrades. The original version was pretty good, and I have the reviews to prove it. This version, however, is a tighter telling of the same story, with a couple of tweaks that tie Chemical Burn into the overall “End Game” series storyline that was always there.
About Chemical Burn
“The last thing Los Angeles needed was a high-tech, ex-assassin from another world setting up shop as a private detective. They got one anyway, in the form of Justin Case, a smart-ass killing machine looking for a little redemption. When one of Case’s closest friends turns up dead, the alien detective and his predatory partner Magdelain track down an Italian mobster secretly hammering L.A. with a new designer drug. Case must call in favors from a bare-knuckles brawler tied to the Russian mob and a hot-bodied sniper who makes a mean cappuccino. Before the end, he’ll even put the love of his life in harm’s way and risk everything by revealing his greatest secret.”
Praise for Chemical Burn
“The perfect combination of science fiction, noir, and detective drama, Chemical Burn drips with snark and action. Fans of Larry Correia’s Monster Hunters or Jonathan Maberry’s Joe Ledger will love this.”
— Bryan Thomas Schmidt,
Hugo nominated editor, Shattered Shields
With a Side of Cheese
And on a side note, here’s a playlist I put together that has songs that are mentioned in the book as well as others that inspired me in the past or motivated me while I was writing Chemical Burn.