The world of Darvin Carpenter, a PI in Albuquerque, NM
After the serial murder investigation in Life Is Short, Cecelia Carpenter needs to relax, so the family takes off for her hometown of Leanna, AL. But there are still a few Klansmen about, and relaxation isn't so easy.
Jefferson Davis Rand is a well-know private investigator with a well-known hobby - antique gun collecting. When a grieving widow comes to his office to have him help with the sale of the antique guns from her late husband's collection, Jeff quickly realizes that there's been foul play, and that he needs to get to the bottom of it. Yep, he's quite right, Mr. Fleming was indeed murdered with one of his own handguns, but can Jeff stay alive long enough to figure out who did it?
Evolution (2) Most of the Connor clan hosting Companions have moved to Texas. It has been a year since the fateful space ship crash. The ethereal alien that survived, opening a portal allowing more Companions into this universe, has been finding ways to protect the hosts. General Branch is still at large. When Branch resurfaces with terrorists, he is focused on revenge. A kidnapping causes a different portal opening, and the beings that enter this universe are not the benign Companions that Caleb knows.