Red Between the Lines
To get back into the sky, he’ll have to fall a little farther…
Wynfield, a washed-up former Corpsman with optical bioware and a healthy chip on his shoulder, is having the latest in a long line of very bad days. Thanks to a chance meeting, he is reluctantly drawn into a conspiracy to take down Nutrindustry, the company responsible for both his “upgrade” from human and the city’s food shortage.
Playing clinic doctor for the day, Yeven doesn’t expect the mouthy former pilot and their begrudging attraction—nor the fresh twist of shame for his part in Nutrindustry’s past. He needs Wynfield, though, and for more than his smart mouth. Feelings would just get in the way.
In a world where the line between man and metal is thin, there’s more happening behind the scenes than even Wynfield’s enhanced optics are able to see.
Content warnings: sexually explicit content, depictions of ableism (internal and external), frequent bloody violence, body modification with dubious consent, plane crash (off-screen), and betrayal.
Cover Artist: Creative Paramita
First edition published with NineStar Press, 2018. No significant changes in the second edition.