We at Lucky Bat Books are excited to announce that we have published For the Children’s Sake, an explosive near-future mystery, the second novel from the author of All in Her Head, mystery writer N.M. Cedeño!
The children are quarantined. Their touch is deadly. Their advocate is dead, and they want out…
Father Ingall Bryan is already dead, murdered outside his home, when his brother Nate finds his body. The priest had been the single-minded champion of the voiceless Allergen Children, whose inexplicable genetic mutation causes their touch to be deadly. Now that Father Ingall has been murdered, who will speak up for them?
The priest’s enemies were too numerous to count—from the families of those accidentally harmed by the children, to those fearful that the children may wipe out humanity at will. Are they ruthless killing machines, or innocent victims?
It soon becomes clear that Nate will have to find his brother’s killer on his own. Nate’s investigation raises questions that somebody doesn’t want answered. Traps lie around every corner as the killer tries to stop him and any research that could help the Allergen Children.
As the body count increases and the attacks on the researchers escalate, the situation for the quarantined children becomes explosive. Can Nate solve his brother’s murder in time to save the researchers’ lives, defuse a political time bomb, and prevent further injustice? He must, for his brother, and for the children’s sake.
For the Children’s Sake is available in print and ebook for all ereaders.
About the Author
N. M. Cedeño lives in Texas and writes mystery short stories and novels. Her mysteries vary from traditional mysteries to suspense to science fiction in genre. Her romantic suspense novel, All In Her Head, was published in 2014 by Lucky Bat Books. Her science fiction mystery “A Reasonable Expectation of Privacy” was published by Analog Science Fiction and Fact Magazine in 2012, and is available online. For more information, please visit NMCedeno.com.
Other Stories by N. M. Cedeño
If you enjoyed this story, you may also like:
Near Future Crime and Mystery Short Stories:
“A Reasonable Expectation of Privacy”
“In the Interest of Public Safety”
Suspense / Mystery Novels:
All in Her Head (a Lucky Bat book)
Connect with N. M. Cedeño
To connect with N. M. Cedeño please visit NMCedeno.com
Managing editor for For the Children’s Sake is Jessica Santina
Cover artist: Brandon Swann