Painting the Roses Red by Kathleen Sky and Stephen Goldin
Price: $1.99 USD. 10110 words.
Published by Parsina Press on June 7, 2009. .
Marc Shikari, an inspector for the Interstellar Investigation Institute, knows something illegal is going on. The diMedici family, a clan of interstellar swindlers, is trading stock madly among several different worlds--all among themselves. Every transaction seems legit, but Shikari knows there's got to be more to it than that. What's their angle?
(Star Rooks story #1)