The Hand Youre Dealt
The Hand You're Dealt

ISBN: 1895900190
Year of publication: 1999

The Hand You're Dealt

Robert J Sawyer

Science fiction

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The Hand You’re Dealt by Robert J. Sawyer And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. —John 8:32 “Got a new case for you,” said my boss, Raymond Chen. “Homicide.” My heart started pounding. Mendelia habitat is supposed to be a utopia. Murder is almost unheard of here. Chen was fat—never exercised, loved rich foods. He knew his lifestyle would take decades off his life, but, hey, that was his choice. “Somebody offed a soothsayer, over in Wheel Four,” he said, wheezing slightly. “Baranski’s on the scene now.” My eyebrows went up. A dead soothsayer? This could be very interesting indeed. I took my pocket forensic scanner and exited The Cop Shop. That was its real name—no taxes in Mendelia, after all. You needed a cop, you hired one. In this case, Chen had said, we were being paid by the Soothsayers’ Guild. That meant we could run up as big a bill as necessary—the SG was stinking rich. One of the few laws in Mendelia...