The First Shot
For Tampa homicide lieutenant Carl Kane, death is his life. If a single award existed for sinking himself into his work, he’d have two. But the latest crime scene he’s called to, an old abandoned factory, leaves him with more bodies than leads. Three drug dealers are found shot to death—not an uncommon sight in the least. The problem lies with the pair of middle-aged women—bound, gagged, and executed—found at the same location. Before he can sink his teeth into the initial investigation, Kane is called out to another multiple homicide. He comes up with only more questions when the second group of murders appears connected to the first.
While aboard a spaceship travelling from Earth to Cerulean, Evita begins a plan to escape from her deadly betrothed, Dante, when a nosy engineer, Tanton, and an explosion in the ship’s engine room shatters her plans. As the space carrier burns, Evita flees with Tanton for an escape pod at the end of the giant craft. But when jealous Dante spots them, it becomes a breathless escape from the burning ship and the gangster, with time and air running out.