Created by Larry Niven
GIL HAMILTON isn't actually a private eye, but he sure acts like one. He's a member of A.R.M., a special unit of the U.N. dedicated to the task of tracking down organleggers. You see, in the future, medical knowledge has reached the point where almost any body part is transplantable. But the demand for organs and other "spare parts" has gone through the roof, and criminals can make a good living murdering someone and selling them off piece by piece. It's a nasty business, and it's up to A.R.M. to stop it. Gil is a tough, resourceful op, a man who works alone, and takes a personal interest in his work. See, he lost an arm, once, in an outer space mining accident, and benefitted from a transplant himself.
Well-drawn characters, interesting concept, and a tough, hardboiled feel that suits the subject matter. One of the very best sci-fi/P.I.s. A couple of comic book mini-series appeared in the early nineties, a little too stiff in tone for my tastes. Stick to the originals novel and short stories. They're worth hunting down.
- "Death By Ecstasy" (September 1990, #1)
- "The Organ Leggers" (October 1990, #2)
- "Heart Attack" (November 1990, #3)
Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith. Thanks to George Larkin for the word...
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