Better than Real by Huw Lyan Thomas
Approx. 78,570 words.
Published on July 28, 2009 by
Sent to a murder scene to defuse a delicate situation, love-doll designer Lee finds that his sexiest creation yet has gone lethally wrong, infiltrated by Lilith, a mysterious rogue AI who's as comfortable with assassination as with seduction.
In a life-or-death race with Lilith's creators, Lee risks the very stuff of his humanity--and his best chance of salvation turns out not to be human at all.