In the twenty-first century, the United States has begun stealing desperately needed oil from underwater deposits in enemy territory. But none of the last twenty tugs sent to bring back the oil have returned. Ensign John Ramsey of the Bureau of Psychology is assigned to find the saboteur in the four-man crew in what has been called "a fictional story of the future that we should pray will never become a news story of the present."
In the twenty-fifth century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person's consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or "sleeve") making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen.
A puzzling case of roboticide sends New York Detective Elijah Baley on an intense search for a murderer. But can anything prepare a simple Earthman for the psychological complexities of a world where a beautiful woman can easily have fallen in love with an all-too-human robot?
Rachel Morgan is on the run with a contract on her head. To clear her name, Rachel must evade shape-changing assassins, outwit a powerful businessman/crimelord, and survive a vicious underground fight-to-the-death. Fun, sassy, filled with action, humor, and romance, Dead Witch Walking is perfect for anyone who likes vampires, paranormal fantasy, romance, or just a great beach book.