Whoever wrote the guidebook description of the planet of Nila Marbela must have a very different meaning for the word “paradise.” When ex-military sniper and current personal security specialist Jerzi Adams visits his daughter Pico’s quiet college, he doesn’t expect emergency evacuations and rogue robots. Nor does he expect to renew a friendship with former squadmate, Andra DeLuna. Explosions, sabotage, and assaults used to be her routine, but she gave it up for a professorship at a prestigious university.
When the hunt for a cunning serial killer leads Jerzi’s old friends Luka and Mairwen (Overload Flux) to town, trouble in paradise is the least of anyone’s worries when the body count starts to rise. Either the world of academia has gone from merely cutthroat to downright deadly, or more sinister forces in conflict, with the campus as a battleground. It’s going to take an improvised miracle or two for everyone to make it out alive.