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Are you a fan or horror and Science Fiction? Then you have to read Correction: A Gerald Ruhming Tale.
This short novella captures the best of both worlds by taking a deeper look into the disturbed character, Gerald Ruhming, who was first introduced to us in Simon Vector.
Essentially, in Gerald Ruhming’s universe, technology is over-utilized for solving crimes. This makes crime-fighting technology the perfect target for sabotage by powerful criminals. One of the human crime fighters, Colburn, recognizes this and uses old-school techniques to seek out the true criminal, Gerald Ruhming.
Not only does it take intelligence to determine that the computers are being manipulated, but it takes courage from Colburn to actually go against department policy to follow his hunches instead of what the computer dictates. When the wife of powerful professor goes missing on Mars, Colburn and his younger partner, Ghent, are forced to track her down and in the process identify the mysterious serial murderer.
Caution: if you get grossed out easily, this story is not for you.
If you’re interested in other work from Jak Holding, please take a look at our review of Simon Vector, or grab a copy of the newest novella in the Simon Vector world, Corruption: A Marshal Boothe Tale of Justice.
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