by Matt Chatelain
Dirmac Nor is the Neutral, a rare creature who is a natural psycho-detective. He and his assistant, Clem Wilson, go to the remaining Earth Colony, to find out what is causing their communities to revolt and self-destruct.
What they find tells them the Empress Empire is in big trouble.
The Neutral is an old short story I wrote, intending it to be the first of a Sherlock Holmes in space series.