Of Broken Things

Of Broken Things

179 Reads 13 Votes 26 Part Story
Elena Linville By ElenaLinville Updated Jan 25, 2016

When Aiden Stapleton, a successful private investigator, accepts to look into the murder of a seemingly ordinary college professor, he unwillingly crosses the paths of a government official eager to cover up traces of some shady research and a mysterious killer bound on revenge.  Now five seemingly unrelated professors around the country are dead, an illegal “snow” lab had been burned to the ground, there is a crater in the Arizona desert where a secret experimental complex was located, and Aiden’s life is in danger. And all of those seemingly unrelated events have something to do with Project Cassandra.

Posting schedule: 
Since the chapters in this story are 5000 to 6000 words long, I decided to post one scene at a time. I will be posting a new scene twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays.

A bit more about this story:
This story is fully finished, but since it was the first novel I've ever written, it requires significant edits and rewrites. The version I will be putting here is the second rewrite. I tried to clean it up as much as I could, but please be advised that it's still pretty much a work in progress.

  • experiment
  • genetic
  • mind-reader
  • murder
  • mystery
  • sci-fi
  • supersoldier
BrianGroover BrianGroover Jan 22, 2015
Very nice set-up!
                              I love how you show us the futuristic society, without actually telling us about it.
                              There are a lot of good things in this chapter.  I'll have to come back to read the rest of it, but it's a really good start.
                              Do you want to know about typos?  You have a few.
MelissaHamilton2 MelissaHamilton2 Jan 17, 2015
The opening line made me laugh and could easily imagine how Aiden must feel with the annoying computer giving him the reminder.  I also liked how I learned about some parts of the world quickly with the robots and the insta-sober shots.