A prequel novella in the “humorous retro sci-fi/noir detective series” that began with The Plutonium Blonde (TV Tropes).
Zachary Nixon Johnson and his super-computer sidekick, HARV, are back in action in this rollicking Nuclear Bombshell mystery short from Zach’s early career.
A mad bomber has begun destroying the wind-turbines of energy producer Big Blow Inc., and Zach is hired to track down this elusive eco-terrorist. Unfortunately, all the evidence points toward the bomber being the troubled granddaughter of the company’s owner. Zach’s never been much of an explosives expert or family therapist, but it’s now his job is to catch the culprit, save the company, heal a troubled family, and trickiest of all, keep himself alive.
Praise for the Nuclear Bombshell mysteries
“A wild and crazy adventure that blends noir detective fiction and far-out future SF to create a tongue-in-cheek, thoroughly enjoyable story.” —SF Site
“Surprisingly clever . . . spoofs the genre and everything else in sight.” —Science Fiction Chronicle
“Abbott and Costello meet a futuristic crime noir . . . readers will laugh until they cry.” —AllReaders.com
“A fun romp through cyberspace and the future Earth . . . I enjoyed this tongue-in-cheek look at the future of private investigation.” —MyShelf.com