Created by David Burton
Divorced, ex-cop TOMMY CASE has been fairly successful at the P.I. racket in Newport Beach, California, and after scoring big on a recovery job, he decides to call it a day and retire, do some sailing, etc. He actually lives on his sailboat, the Nomorr (stands for No More Rat Race) and it suits him just fine. He's a low-key kind of guy, who favors Hawaiian shirts and shorts, attractive to women, likes to party and enjoys the company of various women. It's not a bad life.
And then his former secretary, whom he had to lay off, asks him to make sure the investigation into the murder of her fiancee, who disappeared seven months before, is not forgotten. Reluctantly, he agrees and soon finds himself mixed up in all sorts of high-tech shenanigans, like artificial intelligence, remote-control boats and robots who cry tears of oil, not to mention good old-fashioned, hands-on murder.
The hardcover edition of Tommy's debut, 1997's Manmade for Murder, has inexplicably become something of a collectible, selling for up to eighty dollars. I guess someone liked it.
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