Shemlan: A Deadly Tragedy
by Alexander McNabb
Gerald Lynch has been at it a long time. Getting into places no sane person would go to, handling issues that nobody should know about, but handling them "quietly" has never seemed to work for Lynch. The proverbial bull in the china shop, he's always creating mayhem wherever he goes. Problem is, mayhem works. In spite of his boss' constant irritation and outright outrage at his indiscretions (leaving a body or two in his wake, in sometimes far-more-visible ways than anyone would like), he's really, really, good at getting results, so when budget cuts come, or when he doesn't do quite such a good job at the periodic physical training tests, he stays. This time, though, he's pretty much chasing ghosts.