In a city run by a powerful mobster, nobody wants to play the hero. Private eye Charlie Madison just wants to pay the rent. When a girl goes missing and no ransom demand is made, Madison takes the case. Time isn’t on his side, and after 48 hours, it’s unlikely an abducted child will be found in one piece. But Madison’s a champion of lost causes, and he’ll be damned before he gives up on her–even if it means putting his own life on the line. As the mystery unfolds, Madison learns a bizarre secret that seems too impossible to believe. It could explain why the girl was kidnapped. And why she might still be alive.
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Milo James Fowler is the author of Captain Quasar, Spirits of the Earth, BackTracker, Charlie Madison P.I., The Interdimensionals, Those Who Wait, Westward Tally Ho, Coyote Cal, Vic Boyo, Dahlia & Brawnstone, Mercer the Soul Smuggler, Roadkill Joe, and a whole lot more. His shorter fiction has appeared in AE SciFi, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Cosmos, Daily Science Fiction, and Nature. Some readers seem to enjoy his brand of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and humor — available wherever books are sold.