A novel by
Copyright © 2012 by Gregg Vann
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For my mother, Jan
Thanks for pushing me out into the light.
But more importantly, for pushing even harder every day since.
They always call me in on the tough ones.
Missing persons cases where only fragments of evidence exist, sometimes at the subatomic level; disasters in space where a ship has been lost in a black hole or completely vaporized by a sun; and then there’s my personal favorite, the suspicious death where the victim was eaten and partially digested by his own unique pet—an exotic alien carnivore.