Family Matters: A Short Story
Originally featured in a limited edition of Peter F. Hamilton's Mindstar Rising, Family Matters is a sci-fi detective short story starring Greg Mandel from his blockbuster trilogy.
Richard Townsend would proudly call himself a man of business as he secures a lucrative, though not entirely legal, financial deal. What he believes to be easy money turns his life into a nightmare when detective Amanda Patterson knocks to his door to arrest him under suspicion of murdering local celebrity, Byrne Tayler.
On the surface, all the clues seem to point to Richard. But Richard professes his innocence. Desperate to find out the truth, and driven by her remarkable instinct, Amanda seeks advice from an ex-Mindstar Brigade soldier Greg Mendel, in the hope that Greg's enhanced psychic abilities will help to reveal the truth about what really happened.