Dead Man's Hammer
Deanna was just another third-rate colony in the Terran Empire, and it was pretty much as boring a lump of rock as could be expected. That is, until Gary Beck, aka Beck the Badfeller - Deann's most famous bounty hunter ever - ran over an obsidian crow with his jeepo on the highway to San Fedora and didn't have a spare tire. Things pretty much went downhill from there.
An assassin had come to Atro City, an assassin with a score to settle. She was refined and pretty – but as poets might say, beauty can be deceiving – and the same poets who described Helen of Troy as the face that launched a thousand ships, might have written about Villainessa Tittle as the bitch that sank them.
As an assassin, she was the worst kind: she was absolutely terrifying, she took pride in her work, enjoyed what she did for a living and above all, she was bloody good at it – and this time unfortunately, it was absolutely 100 percent personal.
Beck the Badfeller – Deanna’s most famous bounty hunter – had been murdered, and it was up to Cindy-Mei Winter, Sheriff Peg, Deputy Mike, Fred the Arborian – and Gary Beck himself – to solve the case.
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