The Lance Canela Series: Book 1: The Arcology
The Lance Canela series follows the eponymous private detective, Lance, from case to case, as he faces down corrupt executives, shadowy syndicates, inscrutable mega corporations, and menacing hackers in the dystopian city of Kindred. With a healthy dash of classic Hardboiled and Noir sensibilities, this cyberpunk series tackles modern day issues through the lens of science fiction, drawn out into the not-so-distant future.
Book 1, The Arcology:
Living in the shadow of the enormous Arcology and barely scraping by, Lance Canela is happy to sit in his office all day, reliving the adventures of his hardboiled heroes from a century past. But when the wealthy Fiona, a woman he thinks is the femme fatale he’s always waited for, knocks on his door, Lance gets a taste of life-or-death reality as he faces off against ruthless goons for the first time.
Shaken by the experience, Lance lays low for a few months until a new case thrusts him into the world of the super-rich high atop the Arcology, and that of the impoverished masses living at its base. In search of a missing girl with only the name “Ascended Employment” to go on, Lance must reconnect with Fiona and navigate the world of the wealthy to find her. Fiona, however, has problems of her own, and her past is more intertwined with Ascended than anyone could predict.
The Arcology includes a preview of Book 2, Eidolon, which was recently released! The Arcology is available in paperback, and in ebook form at the retailers below: