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This story is set in San Francisco of the future. Rheinhart was a sculptor who did the best he could until they drafted his best friend to fight in South Africa, when his artists’ colony turned into a home for deadbeats.
No one remembers where they came from or where they’re going. For hundreds of years, the starship Argonos, home to generations of humans, has wandered throughout the galaxy, searching for other signs of life. Now, a steady, unidentified transmission lures them toward a nearby planet, where remnants of shocking brutality will send the ship reeling into deep space-and into a haunting alien mystery…
A chilling scenario of the bleak urban landscape that is 21st-century San Francisco, and the return of Lt. Frank Carlucci. The San Francisco Police Department is stonewalling seemingly unrelated murder investigations, and Carlucci is determined to find out why. His unauthorized investigation leads him to an insidious black market run by top political officials.
Lt. Frank Carlucci is drawn into an investigation surrounding the disappearance of his daughter’s friend. But as Carlucci digs deeper, the corruption and decay he finds is nothing compared to a final horror that could have devastating implications: a secret known only as Cancer Cell.