Simms is a genehunter: a detective paid by megarich collectors to track down the DNA of the famous for their private zoos. He’s employed to locate the genetic code of Tom Jacks. But not the rock star Tom Jacks, just an unknown namesake.
The job bugs Simms. Something about it is wrong. Someone is playing him. Problem is he doesn’t know who or why. None of the illegal plug-in technology filling his brain is much damn use. The one person who can help him is an ex-lover, but she’s also the one person on the planet who never wants to speak to him again.
The last thing he needs is Agent Ballard of the Genetic Monitoring Agency pulling him out of the jump network to interrogate him about someone he’s never even heard of.
Someone called Boneyard…
A tech noir novella set on an Earth slowly going to hell. The Wrong Tom Jacks is the first of five cyberpunk stories following the adventures of Simms, genetic detective and all-round nice guy.