THE BRIDGE CHRONICLES, BOOKS 1 & 2
The Bridge Chronicles, starring the witty amoral fixer Artemis Bridge, is a near future cyberpunk series consisting of two books, Under the Amoral Bridge and The Know Circuit. The series is written and self-published by Mississippi science fiction author Gary A. Ballard. Originally published serially on his blog in 2008 and 2009, both novels have been collected into one eBook only compilation called The Bridge Chronicles, Books 1 & 2. Click here to buy the book in your preferred eBook format.
Under the Amoral Bridge Synopsis
Artemis Bridge is the know-who, go-to guy, the amoral fixer in 2028 Los Angeles with the connection for any illicit desire no matter how depraved. You need it, he can get it without questions or judgment. He prides himself on staying detached from the depravity, untouched by the filth, untouchable by the law. When a young hacker is assassinated before his eyes, he is burdened with a scandalous video of the mayor on the eve of the city's most important election of the century. With digital assassins and murderous thugs dogging his every step, he has only days before the corrupt mayor is re-elected, handing the Chronosoft Corporation complete control of the city. Unable to sell the video, he is forced further into a complex conspiracy. This taut futuristic thriller is the debut novel by Gary A. Ballard, a rising new talent in the cyberpunk genre.
The Know Circuit Synopsis
Artemis Bridge can get you what you need no matter how immoral or illegal, no questions asked. With practiced detachment, he keeps everyone around him at arm's length. But when the city of Boulder is trapped in a mysterious dome, he must set aside his detachment to help his bodyguard Aristotle's search for his missing grandmother. Every step he takes towards the dome deepens the mystery, as he is compelled to seek out the source of the strange happenings. Flaming dragons, cars transformed into robotic golems, a corporate- military quarantine and disturbing visions drive Bridge to a life-altering conclusion.