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Publisher's Summary

A lost colony planet, a perplexing murder, and a dogged homicide cop in this Audible Original story from best-selling author Larry Correia.

When the biggest colony ship in human history was sent to settle a paradise world, an accident hurtled it deep into uncharted space. A thousand light years from Earth, with no way home and no way to call for help, the colonists’ only hope for survival was the one barely habitable planet in range, a nightmare world they named Croatoan. Landing on the only five mountain peaks tall enough to rise above the lethal acid clouds, the settlers carved a civilization from the rock.  

A hundred years later, Five Points has grown into a city of corruption and violence. With powerful corporations ruling the surface domes and criminal syndicates running the caverns below, murder is just the cost of doing business. 

So when a Special Magistrate is found dissolving in a protein vat, it barely registers - until DCI Lutero Cade, the last honest cop in Five Points, catches the case. What he finds could threaten the colony’s very existence.   

Or, at the very least, Cade himself.

©2021 Larry Correia (P)2021 Audible Originals, LLC.

About the Creator

Larry Correia is The New York Times best-selling author of the Monster Hunter International urban fantasy series, the Grimnoir Chronicles alternate history trilogy, the Dragon Award winning Saga of the Forgotten Warrior epic fantasy series, the Dead Six thrillers (with Mike Kupari), and novels set in the Warmachine game universe. He has also published a great deal of short fiction, which is now compiled in Target Rich Environment, volumes one and two, and is the co-editor (along with Kacey Ezell) of the Noir Fatale anthology. A former accountant, military contractor, machinegun dealer, and firearms instructor, Larry is now a full time writer. He lives in Yard Moose Mountain, Utah with his very patient wife and children.

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Awesome

Awesome! Please tell me there is more to come from this storyline / universe.

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Superb performance

It seems like Larry Correia wrote this to play to Oliver Wyman's strengths. The story hooked me immediately, and has echoes of Niven's known-space unfortunate colonies, and The Expanse's cynical belter cops.

Good world-building and believable characters. I hope there's more where LPH came from.

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exciting look in to a new world

Gritty pulp detective goodness. The world building in this short story has me wanting and hoping for more! Strong characters and a tight on point plot. Very much enjoyed it and recommend. Think Borderlands meets Mass Effect with a splash of The Expanse for good measure and you're there.

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Fantastic!

Really great! Gritty cop show meets lost in space. Really excited for Correia to further develop this universe.
Oliver Wyman continues to prove he's the man who can.

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Please tell me this storyline will continue...

This is the most promising new storyline I have heard in a while. Definitely worthy of its own series and I really hope it gets it. Please please please I want to see what happens next...

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Great Story - Intriguing beginning

This short story creates a world I would like to learn more about. It teases at a deeper mystery that could be explored in the future. I hope the author takes the time to explore it further.

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loved the story and naration

i enjoyed the story ....maybe more because i imagined pit from monster hunter international as the detective ..if you understand this reference you will laugh when you hear it
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Great!

Great story but now I would like a sequel or more from this world that the author created.

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Looking forward to more

Noir detective in space with some twists

Great mash up of jaded noir detective and space settler intrigue. It seems like Correia has developed some good ideas already. Looking forward to many more stories from this.

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Thoroughly entertaining

Larry Correia takes his talents and melds Sci-fi with old fashioned murder mystery. A really fun listen. Oliver Wyman rocks as a narrator.

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  • 12-05-21

So good it left me wanting more.

This shirt sci-fi story left me frustrated that it isn't longer. I enjoyed it so much and got into the story to such an extent that I was a bit annoyed when it was finished. I sure hope it gets picked up for a follow up.

I'm a huge Correia fan since recently reading the Forgotten Warrior series ( now one of my all time favourite fantasy series), so I was interested to see what he would do with a sci-fi story... I was not disappointed.

The story takes place on a distant planet colony that has been cut off from the rest of humanity for decades due to an unforseen mishap. A detective is called to investigate a murder in the poorest sector of the colony and uncovers a link that leads him to look at the highest ruling classes and opens some questions about the circumstances of how they came to end up on this distant planet.

In truth, the plot isn't exactly ground breaking or radical in any way, but it's execution is what puts it ahead of the competition. The dialogue is top notch and the main character is nicely fleshed out along the way.

just a fun read/listen.

The narrator is perfect for this book. He pulls of the hard-boiled, gritty detective with baggage extremely well. First class performance.

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  • 12-01-21

fantastic sci-fi hardboiled detective novella

this is a fun, tasty paced listen, perfect for your commute. Hugely entertaining and well worth the listen.

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  • 11-10-21

A great short story

I absolutely loved this short story, there is no obvious link to the main series so you don't feel like you are being plopped in the middle of something. Fantastic narration by Oliver wyman. Hope to see more of this sub series.

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  • 11-01-21

Decent story

Decent, short, sci-fi detective story.
Annoying narrator.
I feel it could have been longer. Ending seemed rushed.

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  • Owen Phillips 2
  • 10-27-21

lost planet himicide review

really well fleshed out future world, interesting concepts, set agaunst the backdrop of afilm noir style detective story.

excellent and engaging listen, I couldn"t put it down!

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  • 11-17-21

Fun listening, good world building, give it a go!

Aside from the slightly forced voice performances (nothing unforgivable, but noticeable for the first 15 mins) I recommend this audio book as a fun escapist listen.

Smart world building and a great cliff hanger - looking forward to future instalments