Tara 'Fox' Meridian is a detective in the middle of the twenty-first century, a time when technology is changing fast, crime is changing along with it, but murder tends to stay the same as it always has been.
Death in 2060 is much like death has always been, and cops like Fox Meridian are still there to uncover the truth. When a murder mystery writer dies in her apartment block, Fox is pulled into a fight to the death as the body count grows.
Fox Meridian, ex-military, ex-cop, has a new job and a strong feeling that she is never going to get to be a detective ever again. But when young women start turning up dead and a friend’s old cases come under scrutiny, Fox finds herself investigating a far stranger serial killer than anything anyone has seen before.
Jack the Ripper has returned and is stalking the streets of New York Metro… on screen at least. But when life begins to imitate art, Fox Meridian is faced with finding a serial killer who murders with the same, gruesome methods as the old Jack, and then vanishes like a ghost.
Emergence: noun. 1. The process of becoming visible after being concealed. 2. The process of coming into existence or prominence. 3. In philosophy, art, and systems theory, a process where complex systems can exhibit properties none of its constituent parts possess.
Sometimes, when something emerges, you’re better off not knowing.
Fox Meridian’s life has changed a lot recently and she is not sure how to deal with it. When it seems that someone may have stolen corporate secrets from MarTech, Fox starts digging into the case with Yuriko Fukui. Soon they embroiled in something far more horrific than corporate espionage when the uncover the truth behind the Doll Factory.
Eve, the first ever artificial woman, is finally being introduced to the world, but it’s a world in the grips of apocalyptic memes. Halley’s Comet is in the sky and someone is doing their best to panic the public about the future. When spaceships start crashing, apparently because of alien ‘ghost ships,’ Fox Meridian has a very personal reason for taking an interest.
With new year, Fox Meridian is settling into her new position as the security and terrorism specialist of Palladium Security Solutions, and she’s finally getting over the death of her boyfriend. Then the violent murder of a vote broker throws Fox into a mire of sex and politics, and her friend Naomi Lind is in the hot seat.
When evidence of an ancient Martian civilisation is uncovered by a geology team working in the Hellas Planitia on Mars, the American government sits up and takes notice. When that same geology team goes missing under mysterious circumstances, the government calls for Fox Meridian.