Ken Mazur The Zxap Jacket

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The Zxap Jacket

 
9780988956315: The Zxap Jacket

Acid snow is falling. The white bitch stings eyes and burns skin exposed without a Zxap Jacket. Detective Joe Zinski finds the Zxap jacket tastes of the young ‘acid apes’ absurd, but then again, each generation makes its mark. He especially hates the graffiti covered style worn by the ODDS gang, shakedown scum that they are. Most Zxap wearing street kids are harmless Angels with their halo hair cuts and insane music. It’s marketing, really--exploitation of an environmental tragedy. He tolerates the rich in their ultra sophisticated models with the high end com links, heating and air conditioning, shoulder lights, acid neutralizers and full entertainment packages—pretty much whatever they can afford. Zinski wouldn’t be caught dead in a Zxap model of any kind. Not that he could fit one over his fading NYPD bullet proof regulation three piece and fedora. But it’s Maxwell Zxap, his company history, his personality, his products, his money, his AI empire that he hates. Downtown they know about Zinski’s ‘accident’ upstate at Zxaptown. Downtown they say it clouds his judgment. Downtown they think he’s lost his balance. Downtown they whisper about his wounds from Korea II. Downtown they know he lost his partner in a shootout with ODDS wearing Zxap Jackets... Zinski doesn’t give a third rate holo sim stim what they think. Payback. He can sniff it....follow the Zxap Jacket to the gang, to the ODDS...follow the ODDS to...? 2047 is another tough year in New York. High sec towers rise from the midst of homeless encampments. Chief scientist at the Zxap corporation, Dr. George Clofsted has escaped the downstate world. Now happily and richly cloistered in his labs as Zxaptown, he follows his scientific whims while keeping Mr. Zxap happy, indulging Zxap’s eccentric ideas, advancing the Zxap AI product line. He knows that most Zxap plans are nonsense—impossible—harmless dreams. Anyway, why challenge Maxwell Zxap, the man who funds the AI research that Clofsted values beyond all else? Indeed, why challenge a man whose vision is rivaled only by his ruthlessness? The Zxap Jacket. The first in a series of Detective Jo Zinski novels by Ken Mazur. Ken Mazur is an accomplished composer and studio musician whose guitar work can be heard on over 50 albums by artists such as Robert Palmer, the O Jays, Tina Turner, Musique, Herbie Mann, The Paul Winter Consort, Desmond Decker, Kid Creole. His scores embellish TV programs such as Behind the Music, Biker Build Off and currently Joesph Rosendo’s Travelscope. Coming soon: ‘Psiclone,’ the second novel in the Detective Zinski series.

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