My first novella, Conduit, is the latest story in the Oak Villa series. Like Coercion and Avarice before it, you need not have read the others to enjoy this story. My plan is to have pretty much every story be self-contained in its own right. That doesn't preceding stories don't have an impact; they do, but often times they have a greater impact on minor characters than on the main characters.
Conduit revolves around an ambitious Narcotics cop and a young drug dealer and is set in the middle of summer 2012 in Oak Villa. And though I don't make mention of it in the story, I am sure the temperature there is boiling like it is in Chicago right now. Today will be the first time in seven years the mercury is going to pass 100 degrees.
Here is the cover for Conduit. It is on sale for $1.99 for Kindle only. I hope to submit the story to the Kindle Singles program in a week or two.