1943 Montana. Wounded in the Pacific, Police Chief Robert Garrett was hoping for a little much needed Peace on Earth, but finds himself chasing after a "fiendish" killer on Christmas Day--aided by eager young reporter Jamie Jameson.
Nadia Oliphant has the case of her life ahead of her, dragged from her semi-retirement by a desperate EarthGov and conscripted to investigate and solve the Memestalk Plague. Nadia would much rather sit and watch the sunsets from her Namaqualand home, amidst all of the catastrophic climate change disrupting the Earth's political and economic systems. Nadia consents when the Memestalk gets personal.
A gentleman who solves the most challenging cases
A young woman who keeps her own secrets close
Will the threat of danger draw them closer together?
Or will he let his painful past keep him from seeing his future?