Venom & Sand by Dai Alanye
Series: Exploits of Roger Fee, Book 2.
Approx. 23,480 words.
Published on December 6, 2013.
It's the money again. I swore off these rescue jobs after that miserable trek with Vera Dardani, but when I failed to deliver her to her fiance I'd had to forfeit my payment, retainer and all, and nothing else was in the wind. Now I'm off to a blazing desert populated by crazed renegades and some of the nastiest flora and fauna ever heard of. Death Valley is a paradise compared with this hellhole.