Death of Honor A Author:Joe Clifford Faust Twenty-first century New York City - where power failures are a frequent fact of life... where nightclubs are places to fulfill all your fantasies and desires... and where the only things still considered illegal are murder and trying ot get away to one of the world?s last truly free enclaves, Australia. — To Payne, a supervisor at Biotech - a mu... more »ltinational corporation on the forefront of biotechnological research and development - New York is home. He has a good job, an apartment in a building that still functions most of the time, and no reason to complain about his life - until, coming home one night, he unlocks his apartment door to find the unmarked, naked corpse of a beautiful stranger lying in the middle of his living room.
As the primary suspect in the murder, Payne elects to invoke the 31st Amendment for his own protection. It gives him the right to investigate the case himself with the authorities? full cooperation - America?s solution to the pressing problems of overworked, understaffed police departments around the nation.
Essentially there are four things that Payne has to find out: the identity of the dead woman, the reason she had come to or been left in his apartment, how she had died, and who - or what - had killed her. Since there was no sign of violence on the woman?s body, Payne feels his experience as a scientific researcher makes him uniquely qualified to solve the case.
But it soon becomes chillingly clear that someone doesn?t want the investigation to succeed. And if Payne doesn?t fit the pieces together quickly, his personal role in the case is going to change - from investigator to victim.« less