Hard Order

Hard Order

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Austin Dahlke By AustinDahlke Updated Mar 23, 2016

Twenty-minutes into the future, the United States government grapples for control with massive mega-conglomerates. The top black market good is cloning technology, which is beyond illegal. Fortunately the cops work independently of the companies that run the massive yet mysterious City: a hyped up urban hell hole built on cybernetics, prosthetic, and on the corpses of the corporate underdogs who couldn't dodge a bullet. But with mega-corp known as the Lixeon Corporation tightening a grip around the City government, it's all about to change.
  
  Enter Lucas Grey: Young, brash, and handsome. He's on his way to the top, or at least, he was. He saw something. He saw something big in the bowels of the Lixeon Corporation, and quickly turned from being their next superstar and became their next target. As it turns out, whistle-blowers don't get far in the modern world.
  
  Now the cops have a seemingly uncrackable case. Lead investigator Anna Javier can only dig so much, and the question on the minds of her and her partners is this: Who killed Lucas Grey? Why was he killed? And what does it mean for the City?
  
  Media coverage is fast as information travels the net lanes at sub-sonic speeds. The public knows the killer. Or at least they think they do. A garbage disposal worker named Kevin Kosack. A sadistic killer with a penchant for flashy handguns. Right? But if that's the case, then why do the cops spirit him away to the slums? Why is he engaged in an operation to take down the City's deadliest assassin?
  
  And to top off the mounting pile of problems, Lixeon is on the verge of putting their illicit technologies to use to make the biggest financial move they'll ever make, and they're doing with the help of an imprisoned scientist who may not be who he seems to be.