The Case of the Manufactured Girl: A Robin Hood & Associates Mystery
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“When I met Marian for the first time, I did not immediately realize she wasn’t human. She wore an Army green field jacket that had seen much better days and black military surplus trousers tucked into scuffed brown boots with rundown heels, the sort of outfit that looked like something picked up at a shelter. Something about her looked vaguely familiar, but I couldn’t put my finger on it.”When Robin Hood, a former Intelligence officer, was looking to hire a new associate for his detective agency, he did not expect an Inorganic to apply. Marian was an Io, a humanoid, self-aware AI who left her job as a pleasure droid in an upscale sex club because she was looking for a change. On impulse, Robin hired her, only to discover that someone had put out a contract on his new associate.As the attempts on Marian’s artificial life begin, Robin and his associates find themselves caught up in a plot with international implications that bring them into potential conflict with the police and federal authorities. Suddenly, they’re all in danger, and faced with questions to which they have no answers. How does Marian fit in? Who would want t kill an Io? And why?