What if a single strain of bacteria were responsible for over 300 diseases affecting Americans today, including: Multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, Lou Gehrig's disease, Alzheimer's, and chronic fatigue syndrome? And what if the federal government were responsible for the outbreak of these bacteria? Connecticut State Police Detective Taylor Marshall is contending with an all-boys' club at work. When she is assigned a homicide case involving a retired government scientist she is determined to solve it..
When her baby sister shows up on Scorpion Cay, Police Chief Monica Sinclair is initially pleased. Until she finds out that her sister is on the run from a drug deal gone bad in Columbia. Monica knows she needs unofficial help if she wants to keep her little sister alive and out of jail. Monica does the only thing she can and enlists the help of her former lover, Ex-DEA agent turned Private Investigator Sam Decker to help her sister out of her deadly fix.
The friendly man shocks the bar by paying for everybody's drinks with a silver quarter. His ruthless killing in the street outside surprises nobody. When private detective Crain Dalton seeks out the beautiful widow, he uncovers a plot to buy local elections with the only kind of money worth anything anymore - silver and gold, once again illegal to own. Down the mean streets of the near-future, a man must go...
In the near-future, computer games evolve to total virtual reality. Players experience an altered reality, and spectators can share the game with them. Gladiators no longer need physical, complicated arenas, stadiums, or games areas. They battle through sophisticated networks. Winner makes a boatload of cash. Loser dies.