GUNMETAL SKY SYNOPSIS
In the aftermath of a devastating explosion, Lewis Carson accidentally discovers that his employers – McKenzie Corporation – have been abducting human test subjects from the disenfranchised, known as the “Marooned”, of Asimov space station in a desperate effort to yield positive results in their failing nanotech research. Unable to forget the deaths he witnessed in the explosion, Lewis takes it upon himself to expose the corporation.
Before he is able to prove anything his superiors learn of his intentions and fire him, making sure he fully understands the severity of the consequences should he decide to continue his investigation. Undeterred, Lewis seeks help from Sonya and Leon Hart, old friends from back on Earth.
Sonya and her brother Leon are Ronins that make a living as thieves, bodyguards, and assassins, hiring themselves out to whoever can afford their services. Sonya has just returned from a self-imposed exile and is in the process of trying to rebuild the life she once had when Lewis calls.
Seeing her friend’s job offer as a way to re-establish her reputation, Sonya convinces her reluctant brother to accompany her and they travel to Asimov station. Once there they meet Elina, a member of a small group among the Marooned that has been looking into the disappearances among her people. Together they form a plan to infiltrate the McKenzie Corporation headquarters, hack the information they need from the company’s artificial intelligence and make those responsible for the illegal research and abductions pay for the crimes they have committed.
- Alex McGregor, April 2011
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