Eleanora Bryce faces prison for a crime she didn’t commit.
In the far future domed city of Dickens, no mercy is given.
So when Eleanora Bryce finds her husband dead at his own hand, she finds herself trapped between the truth and his mountain of debt. Eleanora faces debtor’s prison — or worse — unless she can find a way out of Dickens. But can she return to the city which ruined her husband and murdered her son?
A 6,000 word short companion story to the Red Dog Conspiracy steampunk crime fiction series.
Vulnerable takes place shortly before the events in The Jacq of Spades: Part 1 of the Red Dog Conspiracy, and can be read at any time.
This is a great short story considering the length. It truly reads like a novel and leaves you wanting more. A great beginning to the Red Dog Conspiracy series. Excellent.
At the beginning of my series starter The Jacq of Spades, my main character Jacqueline Spadros is called to Eleanora Bryce’s fabric shop to investigate the disappearance of her son David. Although Mrs. Bryce doesn’t seem to recognize Jacqui, my main character knows her – the woman has been missing for ten years. Jacqui seems to be afraid of Mrs. Bryce and is worried about taking the case to find David Bryce for a variety of reasons.
The very first mystery in The Jacq of Spades is: where has Mrs. Bryce been for the past ten years?