Daisy Wong: The Hell of the Missing Days
(SHORT STORY PLUS A BONUS STORY) When a part-time smuggler and full-time mortician goes missing, Daisy's superiors assign her to find him. The trail begins on Praxis, a Bavarian-themed LaGrange colony. It plunges below the Alpine surface and enters a warren of blind alleys and dead-end tunnels. The deeper she goes, the more certain she becomes that she's entered The Hell of the Missing Days. More
(SHORT STORY PLUS A BONUS STORY) He fouled up their drug deal, and now the Martian mob seeks its diabolical revenge.
When an inept drug smuggler goes missing, Daisy Wong's superiors assign her to the case. The trail begins on Praxis, a Bavarian-themed LaGrange colony. An idyllic resort, the playground of the solar system, Praxis offers a realm of beauty and relaxation to its guests and residents alike. It also offers illicit amusement and the very best in chemical recreation.
As Daisy digs beneath the colony's flower-strewn Alpine surface, as she penetrates behind the smiling faces, she plunges into a lethal warren of blind alleys and dead-end tunnels. The deeper she goes, the closer she comes to finding out what happened to the smuggler and why, the more certain she becomes that she has entered The Hell of the Missing Days.
A posh resort, a ruined drug deal, a missing smuggler, and a vengeful criminal conspiracy add up to spell hellish trouble for Daisy Wong, Space Marshal.
The bonus story is "Daisy Wong, Space Marshall: The Adventure of the Precious Cargo". This is the first of the Daisy Wong stories.
Synopsis: Death rode in a first-class suite aboard an elegant interplanetary luxury liner.
When headquarters first sent Daisy Wong, Space Marshal, to “impound or destroy” a shipment of lethal contraband, she had no idea that the Martian mob owned the shipment and that they are willing to stop at nothing to keep its true nature a secret. No matter what Daisy does, whether she impounds the goods, destroys them, or looks the other way, the mob will come after her.
Above all, no one told her that her uncle Connie Nine Pipes, the most powerful boss of all, a most unforgiving man, is involved.
As far as Daisy can tell, that old saying nails it right on the head: The vacuum of interplanetary space harbors a multitude of surprises.