The city teems with life, swarms with people-eyes and cameras and computers monitoring everything. Yet no system is perfect, and in the shadows where no one is watching, crime and intrigue flourishes.
When a murder takes place in a peaceful part of the arcology, Security Officer Seraficio is assigned to solve it. A man from the Wilds, he never dreamed the city would be like this, where passions could flare and blood could spill over the tiniest things. With supervisor Millycent and political pressure looming in the background, Seraficio must crack the case, and time is of the essence.
Winner of the 2009 Alpha Omega
Short Story Contest
About the Author: Jason Corley is a member of the Board of Directors of the Southern Arizona Gamer's Association, an organizer of the first standalone Gamemaster's Conference, and an occasional freelancer. He is a long-time enthusiast of roleplaying games and co-host of Pulp Gamer's "Out Of Character" podcast. He is an Assistant Attorney General, and lives in Tucson with his wife.