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David Silver / Elaki Series #4

Detective David Silver and his Elaki partner String are up to their necks in an Elaki blood feud. A local college student is missing, his abandoned car stained with human and Elaki blood. Two days later a professor from the same university disappears. Silver and String know there is a connection, but what they uncover in the grimy shadows of Elaki-Town is a dark conspiracy of murder and revenge that could change the way human and Elaki look at each other forever.

Praise for David Silver / Elaki Series

“The crimes are out of The Silence of the Lambs, the cops out of Lethal Weapon, and the grimy future out of Blade Runner. Vivid and convincing.” —Lexington Herald-Leader

“Complex … Snappy … Original.”—Asimov’s Science Fiction

“A gritty SF Procedural … realistic and down-and-dirty.” —Locus

“Taut and suspenseful.” —Aboriginal Science Fiction

“One of the best new series in the genre. … Her cast of characters is interesting and diverse, the setting credible, and the pacing rapid-fire and gripping.” —Science Fiction Chronicle

“Hightower takes elements of cyberpunk and novels about a benevolent alien invasion and combines them with the gritty realism of a police procedural to make stories that are completely her own … and believable future with a believable alien culture … interesting settings, intriguing ideas, fascinating characters and a high level of suspense” —Forty Knox Turret