Dangerous Dames (Zachary Nixon Johnson, Books 1-2)

By John Zakour, Lawrence Ganem

An omnibus variation of The Plutonium Blonde and The Doomsday Brunette

Double your excitement, double the laughs with this omnibus variation that includes Zachary Nixon Johnson, the final freelance PI on the earth. It's 2057, and Zach is partnered with an experimental A.I. named HARV. In what's either an homage to and parody of the nice heyday of pulp fiction, they remedy instances regarding androids, destiny tech wizards, and naturally, the occasional nuclear-powered, genocidal fembot...

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Please escape from this grammatical Cro-Magnon,” HARV pleaded. “Thanks,” I stated as I anxiously ended the elevator experience from cyber-hell. The door to Ms. Backerman’s suite was once on the finish of a quick hallway, which used to be basically well-monitored. I carefully approached and pressed the decision button less than the viewscreen. A woman’s face seemed at the reveal after a nano. The face was once gentle and stunningly appealing, comparable to BB herself, albeit a far more youthful BB than the only I knew. “Zachary Johnson! ” the lady exclaimed. “My goodness, what a shock. What am i able to do for you? ” “I’m trying to find Barbara Backerman,” I responded. “That will be me,” she acknowledged. “Let me be extra particular. I’m searching for Barbara Backerman, the grandmother of BB big name. ” the girl smiled back, nearly coquettishly. “Like I stated, pricey, that may be me. ” There are nanos in the course of investigations in case you discover an easy piece of knowledge and every little thing that you simply notion you knew unexpectedly will get grew to become on its head. The case takes on a complete new size and all your plan for the research adjustments thoroughly. i like these nanos. This wasn’t one in every of them. yet you need to admit it was once lovely darn bizarre. 36 the lady who claimed to be Grandma Backerman had the face of a debutante version and the determine to which all debutante versions aspire. She seemed greater than a dozen years more youthful than me and, extra vital, more youthful than BB. It’s real that we are living in unusual instances and that today’s holograms and regen remedies gives you beautiful reasonable makeovers. yet this used to be light-years past whatever I’d ever visible. “You’re Grandma Backerman? ” I requested one final time as she ushered me into her luxurious penthouse. “Yes, expensive, I am,” she proven. “And that’s the 3rd time I’ve spoke back that query. Aren’t you a micro younger to be short of a listening to implant? ” “I’m sorry,” I stated. “I’m a bit stunned. It’s now not each day I meet a grandmother who appears nineteen. ” “You flatter me, Mr. Johnson, “she giggled coyly. “My regen remedy has computing device adjusted my visual appeal to be age twenty-two. ” “Well, you put on the years well,” I stated. “And please, name me Zach. i have to say that your regen remedy is just impressive. ” “I’m a really wealthy girl, Zach. i take advantage of purely the easiest. Dr. S. Vitello played the tactics himself. ” “Didn’t he do Madonna? ” “Oh, that used to be years in the past. The know-how is far extra complicated now. this actual strategy is experimental and never but on hand to the loads. ” “Well, I’d say the strategy was once a roaring good fortune. ” She laughed a girlish (yet grandmotherly) snicker and motioned me towards the floating antigrav sofa within the sunken front room. “I accomplish that love the flattery of a tender man,” she acknowledged. “Now, what am i able to do for you, pricey? ” “I’m doing a little paintings on your granddaughter and I’d prefer to ask you a number of questions, in case you don’t brain. ” “I don’t brain at all,” she beamed. “Would this be relating to enterprise or excitement? ” Her girlish hand touched my thigh. “Strictly company, ma’am,” I acknowledged in (what I was hoping used to be) a relaxed, expert voice.

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