Titanshade (The Carter Archives Book 1)

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Noir mystery meets urban fantasy in this “masterpiece of a first novel” that’s full of retro throwbacks and action-packed adventure (W. Michael Gear, New York Times bestselling author).

Welcome to the gritty streets of Titanshade—an oil boomtown on the brink of disaster, where danger lurks around every corner . . .

Carter is a homicide cop in Titanshade, an oil boomtown where 8-tracks are state of the art, disco rules the radio, and all the best sorcerers wear designer labels. It’s also a metropolis teetering on the edge of disaster. As its oil reserves run dry, the city’s future hangs on a possible investment from the reclusive amphibians known as Squibs.

But now negotiations have been derailed by the horrific murder of a Squib diplomat. The pressure’s never been higher to make a quick arrest, even as Carter’s investigation leads him into conflict with the city’s elite. Undermined by corrupt coworkers and falsified evidence, and with a suspect list that includes power-hungry politicians, oil magnates, and mad scientists, Carter must find the killer before the investigation turns into a witch-hunt and those closest to him pay the ultimate price on the filthy streets of Titanshade.